Both traditional and innovative methods of evaluating health care interventions are explored in this volume. The major issues examined include design of qualitative research, randomized trials, surveys and analysis of large data sets. Specific examples relevant to practice are also provided.
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PART ONE: INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CARETraditional Interventions in Primary Care - Steven H Gehlbach Issues of ControlIntervention Studies in Primary Medical Care - John Bain Trials and TribulationsPART TWO: TWO MAJOR APPROACHES TO ASSESSING INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CARERandomized Trials for Assessing Interventions in Primary Care - Robert H FletcherEvaluating the Effectiveness of a Multi-Faceted Community-Based Support Program - E Ann MohideEvaluation of the Efficacy of a Homeopathic Treatment for Plantar Warts - Michel LabrecqueRandomized Trials in Primary Care - Allan Donner A DiscussionTheoretical Considerations of Qualitative Method - Janis H Jenkins Behavioral Science Research of Relevance to Primary Care InterventionsHearing a Word, Sensing What's Wrong, Finding a Way - Dennis G Willms Physicians' Responses to Patients' ConcernsQualitative Designs for Assessing Intervention in Primary Care - Milton H Seifert Examples from Medical PracticeQualitative Designs for Assessing Interventions in Primary Care - Mary-Jo Del Vecchio Good A DiscussionPART THREE: SELECTED TOPICS IN ASSESSING INTERVENTIONS IN PRIMARY CAREUsing Measures of Self-Report - Rebecca Henry Principles and ApproachesUsing Instruments of Self-Report to Assess Interventions - Fred Tudiver ExamplesLifestyle Assessment and Change - Harvey A Skinner Theory, What Theory?Assessing a Smoking Cessation Intervention in Primary Care - Douglas M C WilsonAssessing Primary Health Care Delivery - J Ivan WilliamsAn Example of Assessing Health Care Delivery - Anthony J ReidAnalyzing Large Data Sets - Charlyn Black et alThe Sioux Lookout Project as an Example of a Large Data Set - Earl V DunnMeta-Analysis in Primary Care - Andrew D Oxman and Sylvie J Stachenko Theory and PracticeOptions for Nurses in the Primary Care Setting - Carol L Mc WilliamPART FOUR: PRIMARY CARE INTERVENTIONS IN THE FUTUREExamining Primary Care Interventions in the Future - John Bain et al