Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The use of community needs assessment data to establish a high-risk profile for negative health outcomes in the city of Fort Worth
by Michael, Sheniqua J., M.P.H., University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 2008, 57; 1462698
Abstract (Summary)

Community needs assessments are critical for targeting health care programs and public health policy. The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES), health behaviors and health outcomes are explored, demonstrating the use of community needs assessment data to establish a local high-risk profile. The City of Fort Worth 2003 Community Needs Assessment data was analyzed to test these hypotheses: There is a unique local relationship between SES indicators and health status; and, there is a similar relationship between health behaviors and health status.

Statistical analyses demonstrated a correlation between SES and health status; however, no correlation was shown between health behaviors and health status. Recommendations include development of more reliable measurement tools.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lurie, Sue G.
Commitee: Coggin, Claudia, Gratton, Terry
School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Department: Social & Behavioral Sciences
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Public health, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Health behaviors, Health status, Socioeconomic status
Publication Number: 1462698
ISBN: 978-1-109-09079-6
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