Methodologic advances and ongoing challenges in designing community-based health promotion programs.

@article{Thompson2003MethodologicAA,
  title={Methodologic advances and ongoing challenges in designing community-based health promotion programs.},
  author={B. Shachar Y. A. Shapira S. A. Smoyak C. Sus H. O. Th Thompson and Gloria Coronado and Shedra A Snipes and Klaus Puschel},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={315-40}
}
Community intervention trials continue to attract researchers as potential ways to achieve widespread, long-term change in health behaviors. The first generations of community studies were somewhat unsophisticated in design and analysis, and their promise may have been overstated. As design and analysis issues were better defined, as secular trends caught up with the behaviors that researchers were trying to change, or as other unknown variables affected community studies, small effects of… CONTINUE READING