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The Handbook of Program Development for Health Behavior Research and Practice guides the reader from program development theory through program activity analysis and selection, immediate impact studies, and intermediate and long-term outcome measurement. The handbook consists of five parts, providing a wealth of information about: - The history and rationale for engaging in health behavior program development, including a case study that shows how to apply the six-step program development model and ways of surmounting the hurdles to engaging in program development - The role of theory in program development, the use of assessment studies to fill in gaps in theory regarding what leads to health-related behavior, and many issues and resources relevant to pooling information about prior interventions - Perceived efficacy (i.e. concept evaluation) ...

Pilot Studies
Pilot studies
MichaelLynskeySteveSussman

The baby begins to walk. At this point in program development, a complete draft program has been constructed with previously tested components. Next the complete package needs testing. This chapter discusses the use of pilot studies to establish the integrity of a newly developed program. A pilot study may be ...

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