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Theory-driven behavioral intervention research for the control of diarrheal diseases

  • Stanton, Bonita
  • Black, Robert
  • Engle, Patrice
  • Pelto, Gretel
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    Essentially all methods to reduce diarrheal morbidity and mortality require behavioral change. Research is required to design, implement and evaluate behavior-modifying interventions. Accumulated experience in the many involved disciplines should serve as a basis for this research. However, each of these disciplines is associated with different research perspectives and analytic assumptions; thus integration of these varied but potentially complementary experiences has been elusive. In the present paper, arguing that such perspectives and assumptions are embodied in discipline-based theory, we have developed a generic framework for the conduct of theory-based behavioral intervention research. We illustrate the application of this framework through two vignettes applying two of the theories and models to the development of hypothetical handwashing interventions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 35 (1992)
    Issue (Month): 11 (December)
    Pages: 1405-1420

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:35:y:1992:i:11:p:1405-1420
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