David P. Siderovski

Fall

Evaluating Program Effectiveness in Health Education Research

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43-59

Health education planning models developed over the past two decades were examined with respect advocated methods of evaluation of community health education programs. Health outcome evaluation has been traditionally shunned in favour of analyzing behaviour modification regardless of health outcomes. We demonstrate that both behaviour modification evaluation and pre and post-intervention analysis of associated health outcomes are necessary for comprehensive program conclusions to be drawn.