Developing and refining interventions in persons with health disparities: the use of qualitative description
UMass Chan AffiliationsCenter for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
Graduate School of Nursing
KeywordsAttitude to Health
Data Interpretation, Statistical
*Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Services Research
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Quality Assurance, Health Care
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AbstractEliminating health disparities by the year 2010 has become a clear priority for nursing and health sciences research. To date, much of the research has relied on traditional analytic methods to identify the disparities and develop clinical interventions. However, health disparities are typically embedded in complex, cultural and contextual issues. Interventions to improve access, quality and care among vulnerable populations need to be developed with these factors in mind. This article illustrates the benefits of using Qualitative Description as one method for assessing, developing and refining interventions with vulnerable populations. Qualitative Description study results have tremendous potential to translate directly to pressing health care situations and provide clear information about ways to improve care.
SourceNurs Outlook. 2005 May-Jun;53(3):127-33. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/34437
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