Community capacity as means to improved health practices and an end in itself: evidence from a multi-stage study.

@article{Underwood2012CommunityCA,
  title={Community capacity as means to improved health practices and an end in itself: evidence from a multi-stage study.},
  author={Carol R Underwood and Marc G Boulay and Gail Snetro-Plewman and Mubiana Macwan'gi and Janani Vijayaraghavan and Mebelo Namfukwe and David Marsh},
  journal={International quarterly of community health education},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={105-27}
}
This three-phase study characterized, validated, and applied community capacity domains in a health communication project evaluation in Zambia. Phase I explored community capacity domains from community members' perspectives (16 focus groups, 14 in-depth interviews, 4 sites. These were validated in Phase II with 720 randomly selected adults. The validated domains were incorporated into a program evaluation survey (2,462 adult women, 2,354 adult men; October 2009). The results indicated that the… CONTINUE READING

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