Journal article

Comparing Knowledge, Accessibility, and Use of Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Prevention Processes Across Four Countries

Anna J DeRuyter, Xiangji Ying, Elizabeth L Budd, Karishma Furtado, Rodrigo Reis, Zhaoxin Wang, Pauline Sung-Chan, Rebecca Armstrong, Tahna Pettman, Leonardo Becker, Tabitha Mui, Jianwei Shi, Tahnee Saunders, Ross C Brownson

Frontiers in Public Health | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018


Background: Evidence-based chronic disease prevention (EBCDP) effectively reduces incidence rates of many chronic diseases, but contextual factors influence the implementation of EBCDP worldwide. This study aims to examine the following contextual factors across four countries: knowledge, access, and use of chronic disease prevention processes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, public health practitioners (N = 400) from Australia (n = 121), Brazil (n = 76), China (n = 102), and the United States (n = 101) completed a 26-question survey on EBCDP. One-way ANOVA and Pearson's Chi-Square tests were used to assess differences in contextual factors of interest by country. Results: Practition..

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Awarded by National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (1R21CA179932-01A1).