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ERIC Number: ED183773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Analysis of Socio-Cultural Factors in Health. Volume 4: Socio-Cultural Factors in Health Planning. International Health Planning Methods Series.
Fraser, Renee White
Intended to assist Agency for International Development (AID) officers, advisors, and health officials in incorporating health planning into national plans for economic development, this fourth of ten manuals in the International Health Planning Methods Series deals with sociocultural, psychological, and behavioral factors that affect the planning and delivery of health care services in developing countries. Following a brief introduction (chapter 1), chapter 2 describes medical belief systems (definitions of health and illness) in Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The first part of chapter 3 then discribes the principles operating behind the factors and how the factors function. In the second half hanging behavior is addressed. Chapter 4 outlines the fundamental concepts and concerns of an assessment. Chapter 5 offers practical information on methods of collecting sociocultural, psychological, and behavioral data: how to conduct research, possible problems, and solutions to them. The last chapter discusses obstacles to the transfer of medical technology and methods of overcoming them. It closes with a set of specific questions to be used in guiding an assessment. (A supporting document in the International Health Reference Series containing a literature review and annotated bibliography is available separately as CE 024 226.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavior Change, Beliefs, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Evaluation, Guidelines, Guides, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Services, Medical Care Evaluation, National Programs, Planning, Psychology, Public Health, Research, Social Influences, Technology Transfer, Values, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Health Development Support Bureau.
Authoring Institution: White (E.H.) Co., San Francisco, CA.; Office of International Health (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Africa; Asia; Central America; Middle East; South America
Note: For related documents see CE 024 223-237.