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Public Health Intervention Programmes and Their Evaluation

Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana ; Maucec Zakotnik, Jozica ; Fras, Zlatko

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
A public health intervention is an intervention, which is applied to many, most, or all members of a community, with the aim of delivering a net benefit to the community or population as well as benefits to individuals. Every intervention programme has its cycle. One of most important phases in this cycle is the evaluation phase. One of the most important physiological risk factors for noncommunicable diseases is arterial hypertension. In Slovenia high prevalence of severe arterial hypertension was registered at the beginning of the 1990s what classified Slovenia among countries with the highest prevalence of severe arterial hypertension. Consecutively it was realized that an interventional and systematic programme to deal with the problem was strongly needed. Slovenia as a state officially joined international CINDI programme at the beginning of the 1990s, when its activities were limited to Ljubljana demonstrational area. First few years were used as an introductory period of the programme, while more systematically organized activities begun in the late 1990s. The paper presents the different types of evaluation and as an illustration of evaluation in practice the case of evaluationg of CINDI programme activities in Slovenia to reduce arterial hypertension prevalence effectiveness.


Keywords: Evaluation, public health intervention programmes, CINDI, blood pressure, arterial hypertension
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Zaletel Kragelj, Lijana ; Maucec Zakotnik, Jozica ; Fras, Zlatko  (2008)  Public Health Intervention Programmes and Their Evaluation. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


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