Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implementation and evaluation of a faith-based health fair intervention among a vulnerable population in Watts, California
by Batchu, Shiva Ranjani, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 49; 1466127
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a faith-based health fair intervention in the Watts Community of Los Angeles. Community-based interventions are used in hard-to-reach communities to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve health care access. Based on a review of literature, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of a health fair intervention, especially a faith-based health fair intervention. The goals of this project were to understand the effectiveness of health fairs with regard to improving knowledge, health-seeking behavior, and referral for health care.

Clients were recruited from two health fairs at PowerHouse Church in the Watts community; 34 clients completed a satisfaction survey after taking part in a health fair. The results suggest that the clients were willing to utilize at least two of the educational materials provided and showed a desire to change health behavior.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kumrow, David E.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public health, Health education
Publication Number: 1466127
ISBN: 978-1-109-17254-6
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