Journal article

Comparison of the pre-post and transition question assessments in a health education setting

Joanne E Jordan, Kerry Haynes, Jennifer A Livingston, Richard H Osborne

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009


OBJECTIVE: This study examined the classical pre-intervention/post-intervention assessment (pre-post) and the single post-intervention transition question assessment (transition question) to determine how well these methods reflected qualitative interview-based participant-reported outcomes from chronic disease self-management education programs (CDSMEPs). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A mixed-method qualitative and quantitative approach was applied in 25 interviews with participants recruited from CDSMEPs within Australia. Qualitative interviews with participants were used as a relative "gold standard" and compared with questionnaire-based pre-post and transition question assessments. RESULTS: ..

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