Qualitative Research as a Tool for Enhancing Interpretation of Quantitative Results

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152733
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Qualitative Research as a Tool for Enhancing Interpretation of Quantitative Results
Abstract:
Qualitative Research as a Tool for Enhancing Interpretation of Quantitative Results
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Rose, Linda, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Cheryl Dennison, PhD, RN; Miyong T. Kim, RN, PhD
Problem: The defining and refining of appropriate health interventions is a complex endeavor which requires continuous evaluation. Process evaluation focuses on outcome variables as well as mediating factors such as characteristics of the interveners, timing of the intervention and measurement. Process evaluation findings are often applied to modification of the intervention or the system of delivery. Purpose: This presentation will discuss ways in which qualitative methods are an effective component of a process evaluation. Approach: We will illustrate how a qualitative process evaluation was conducted in an ongoing two-year randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive high blood pressure (HBP) program for 309 hypertensive young black males. Thematic analysis revealed that these men, regardless of adherence level, appreciate and value health related assistance when it is provided in a nonjudgmental manner within the context of their daily lives. We will describe how the qualitative findings were used to develop formative intervention strategies. The intervention strategy includes clinic and community based interventions, which delivered culturally appropriate and sensitive health care and lifestyle modification programs for HBP control. Implications: Inclusion of a qualitative process evaluation in community-based intervention studies enhances intervention strategies through identification of the cultural context of care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQualitative Research as a Tool for Enhancing Interpretation of Quantitative Resultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152733-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Qualitative Research as a Tool for Enhancing Interpretation of Quantitative Results</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rose, Linda, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lrose2@son.jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cheryl Dennison, PhD, RN; Miyong T. Kim, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: The defining and refining of appropriate health interventions is a complex endeavor which requires continuous evaluation. Process evaluation focuses on outcome variables as well as mediating factors such as characteristics of the interveners, timing of the intervention and measurement. Process evaluation findings are often applied to modification of the intervention or the system of delivery. Purpose: This presentation will discuss ways in which qualitative methods are an effective component of a process evaluation. Approach: We will illustrate how a qualitative process evaluation was conducted in an ongoing two-year randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive high blood pressure (HBP) program for 309 hypertensive young black males. Thematic analysis revealed that these men, regardless of adherence level, appreciate and value health related assistance when it is provided in a nonjudgmental manner within the context of their daily lives. We will describe how the qualitative findings were used to develop formative intervention strategies. The intervention strategy includes clinic and community based interventions, which delivered culturally appropriate and sensitive health care and lifestyle modification programs for HBP control. Implications: Inclusion of a qualitative process evaluation in community-based intervention studies enhances intervention strategies through identification of the cultural context of care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:47:43Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:47:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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