ERIC Number: EJ699227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
Qualitative Epidemiologic Methods Can Improve Local Prevention Programming among Adolescents
Daniulaityte, Raminta; Siegal, Harvey A.; Carlson, Robert G.; Kenne, Deric R.; Starr, Sanford; DeCamp, Brad
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v48 n2 p73 Sep 2004
The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network (OSAM) is designed to provide accurate, timely, qualitatively-oriented epidemiologic descriptions of substance abuse trends and emerging problems in the state's major urban and rural areas. Use of qualitative methods in identifying and assessing substance abuse practices in local communities is one of the main assets of OSAM Network. Qualitative methods are sensitive to local contextual variability, flexible enough to capture emergent trends, and can be implemented with limited financial resources. This paper describes how qualitative epidemiologic methods, like those used by the OSAM Network, could be applied to inform substance abuse prevention activities, particularly those directed at adolescents.
Descriptors: Prevention, Substance Abuse, Rural Areas, Adolescents, Epidemiology, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Public Health, Urban Areas, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse