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Improving process evaluations of health behavior interventions: learning from the social sciences

Morgan-Trimmer, Sarah 2015. Improving process evaluations of health behavior interventions: learning from the social sciences. Evaluation & the Health Professions 38 (3) , pp. 295-314. 10.1177/0163278713497363

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Abstract

This article reflects on the current state of process evaluations of health behavior interventions and argues that evaluation practice in this area could be improved by drawing on the social science literature to a greater degree. While process evaluations of health behavior interventions have increasingly engaged with the social world and sociological aspects of interventions, there has been a lag in applying relevant and potentially useful approaches from the social sciences. This has limited the scope for health behavior process evaluations to address pertinent contextual issues and methodological challenges. Three aspects of process evaluations are discussed: the incorporation of contexts of interventions; engagement with the concept of “process” in process evaluation; and working with theory to understand interventions. Following on from this, the article also comments on the need for new methodologies and on the implications for addressing health inequalities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0163-2787
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2019 14:24
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52481

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