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Measuring Health and Wellbeing

Measuring Health and Wellbeing

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February 2013 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of surveillance and assessment of the population's health and wellbeing. It is concerned with assessing and describing the needs, health and wellbeing of specific populations, communities and groups. The authors also look at how to monitor these aspects of public health and explore qualitative and quantitative methods for measuring, analysing and interpreting health and wellbeing, needs and outcomes. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader understand how to apply theory to practice.
Basic Concepts
Types of Measure
Measures of Health and Wellbeing
Doing a Needs Assessment
Doing a Service Review
Measuring Outcomes
Health Surveillance
Defining the 'So-Whats'
Addressing Inequalities

Very useful book for all MSc public health students and healthcare practitioners

Dr Krishna Regmi
School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London
July 16, 2013

An useful reading for measuring (public) health interventions.

Dr Krishna Regmi
Clinical Education and Leadership, Faculty of Heath and Social Sciences
May 11, 2013

This book will be of great use for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. There is a clear explanation of HNA and lots of Activities which students can undertake to link theory to practice. A really useful, user friendly book which is very practical in nature.

Kirsty Mason
School of Health, Northampton University
April 15, 2013

An essential book towards meeting the competences of public health in the UK and abroad.

Dr Krishna Regmi
Clinical Education and Leadership, Faculty of Heath and Social Sciences
March 3, 2013

An excellent book that 'does as it says' developing the reader's understanding of measuring health and well-being.

Mrs Suzanne Jones
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
February 28, 2013

This books gives useful background to the concepts of health and well being. It will be useful for public health students developing their understadning of health and well being.

Dr Pat Colliety
Nursing and Midwifery, Surrey University
December 19, 2011

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