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Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators

Author(s): Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB, School of Public Health, Jackson State University
R. Lingyak Petosa, PhD, Professor, Health and Exercise Science, The Ohio State University, Professor, School of Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781449628208
  • Paperback    358 pages      © 2014
Price: $103.95 US List
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Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators prepares health educators for the responsibilities of conducting evaluations within their field. It includes psychometric, statistical, political, managerial and public health perspectives to measurement and evaluation. Written for the undergraduate or beginning graduate student, as well as practicing professions, this text will help readers choose and develop instruments for evaluation, and discusses the basics for carrying out evaluations to gauge the effectiveness of health education and health promotion programs. Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators also delves into the basics of measurement, steps in instrument development; reliability assessment, validity assessment, measurement errors, process evaluation, designs for quantitative evaluation, and much more.

Key Features:

  • Student-friendly, accessible writing style
  • Each chapter closes with review questions and web references
  • Chapter objectives and key learning objectives are clearly defined
  • Includes skill building activities in every chapter
  • Boxed articles throughout the text highlight important issues in the field

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Written for undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and practicing professionals within health education, health program planning, and public health.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Evaluation In Health Education and Health Promotion
Chapter  2  Planning Evaluations For Health Education And Health Promotion Programs
Chapter  3  Basics Of Measurement
Chapter  4  Steps In Instrument Development
Chapter  5  Reliability Assessment
Chapter  6  Validity Assessment
Chapter  7  Measurement Errors
Chapter  8  Process Evaluation
Chapter  9  Designs For Quantitative Evaluation
Chapter  10  Approaches To Qualitative Evaluation
Chapter  11  Sampling
Chapter  12  Quantitative Data Analysis
Chapter  13  Data Interpretation And Report Writing

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB-School of Public Health, Jackson State University

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, Ph.D.,FAAHB,  is a professor in the school of Public Health at Jackson State University. He is a physician by initial training and has also completed his doctorate in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from The Ohio State University. He has worked in Community Health designing and evaluating health education programs for more than 25 years at all levels: local (Columbus Health Department, Omaha Healthy Start Program, Lead Safe Omaha Coalition); state (Nebraska Health & Human Services, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Ohio Department of Health); national (American School Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing); and international (India, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam). His research interests are in designing and evaluating theory-based health education and health promotion programs, childhood obesity, alternative and complementary systems of health, and community-based participatory research. His hobbies include: yoga and meditation.

R. Lingyak Petosa, PhD-Professor, Health and Exercise Science, The Ohio State University, Professor, School of Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University

Rick L. Petosa, Ph.D., FAAHB, is a professor of health education at The Ohio State University. For the past 35 years he has engaged in the design and evaluation of health behavior change programs in: school, worksite, health care and community settings. He is an advocate for the use of evaluation methods to support the continuous refinement of health behavior change programs. He has conducted evaluations sponsored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, W.T. Grant Foundation, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Health Department and the Illinois Health Department. His research interests include: measurement methods, physical activity promotion and validation of theory-based health behavior programs. His hobbies include: beer and winemaking, cooking, reading, boating, sports cars, cycling, tennis and lacrosse.

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