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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159682
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcome effectiveness of community health workers: An integrative review
Abstract:
Outcome effectiveness of community health workers: An integrative review
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Swider, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:Rush University
Contact Address:Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312.942.8826
Community Health Workers (CHWs) are widely promoted as a mechanism to increase community involvement in health promotion efforts, despite little consensus about the role and its effectiveness. This paper reviews the data based literature (22 studies over twenty years) on CHW effectiveness, which indicates preliminary support for CHWs in increasing access to care, particularly in under-served populations. There are smaller numbers of studies documenting outcomes in the areas of increased health knowledge, improved health status outcomes and behavioral changes, with inconclusive results. While CHWs show some promise as an intervention, the role can be doomed by overly high expectations, lack of a clear focus, and lack of documentation. Further research is required with an emphasis on stronger study design, documentation of CHW activities and carefully defined target populations.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcome effectiveness of community health workers: An integrative reviewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159682-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcome effectiveness of community health workers: An integrative review</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Swider, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rush University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312.942.8826</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sswider@rushu.rush.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Community Health Workers (CHWs) are widely promoted as a mechanism to increase community involvement in health promotion efforts, despite little consensus about the role and its effectiveness. This paper reviews the data based literature (22 studies over twenty years) on CHW effectiveness, which indicates preliminary support for CHWs in increasing access to care, particularly in under-served populations. There are smaller numbers of studies documenting outcomes in the areas of increased health knowledge, improved health status outcomes and behavioral changes, with inconclusive results. While CHWs show some promise as an intervention, the role can be doomed by overly high expectations, lack of a clear focus, and lack of documentation. Further research is required with an emphasis on stronger study design, documentation of CHW activities and carefully defined target populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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