This handbook provides detailed guidelines for the use of structured observations to measure hygiene behaviour for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health intervention projects.
|Title||The use of structured observations in the study of health behaviour|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Bentley, ME, Boot, MT, Gittelsohn, J, Stallings, RY|
|Secondary Title||Occasional paper series / IRC|
|Pagination||v, 58 p. : 4 tab.|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||behaviour, evaluation methods, guidelines, hygiene, information gathering, public health, research|
This handbook provides detailed guidelines for the use of structured observations to measure hygiene behaviour for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health intervention projects. It is aimed at both programme workers and academic researchers. Part one of the book presents the general framework in which structured observations are used in the projects related to the control of diarrhoeal diseases, feeding practices, and the improvement of water supply, sanitation and hygiene. It includes various methods used to study behaviour and their advantages and disadvantages. Part two covers general research design including sampling issues, observation issues, and the use of pretesting, training and supervision. Part three provides a step-by-step guide on the process of developing, pretesting, implementing, and analysing structural observations in a behaviour study for a health observation project. A table summarizes the steps and goals in the use of this method. Several appendices such as samples of questionnaires and data sheets used and a field guide for preliminary qualitative research are also included.
|Notes||Bibliography: p. 30-33|