Developing socio-spatial knowledge networks: a qualitative methodology for chronic disease prevention.

@article{Cravey2001DevelopingSK,
  title={Developing socio-spatial knowledge networks: a qualitative methodology for chronic disease prevention.},
  author={Altha J. Cravey and Sarah A Washburn and Wilbert M Gesler and Thomas A. Arcury and Anne H. Skelly},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 12},
  pages={1763-75}
}
Chronic disease is a significant and costly social problem. The burden is even more pronounced in communities with high rates of a particular chronic disease. Assessment of health belief systems and the local geographies of health beliefs can assist community health planners to create cost-effective strategic intervention programs where populations are at high risk for chronic diseases. In this paper, we elaborate the concept of socio-spatial knowledge networks (SSKNs) and demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING

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