Chapter 3. Needs Assessment

  1. Lesley Coles BA, RN, DN, RM, RHV, RNT, Cert Ed2 and
  2. Elizabeth Porter BA, MPhil, PGCEA, RN, RM, RHV, PT Programme Leader for MSc/BSc (Hons)3
  1. John Acres MB, BS, DCH, DObstRCOG, MSc, FPH Training Programme Director

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch3

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners

How to Cite

Acres, J. (2008) Needs Assessment, in Public Health Skills: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Public Health Practitioners (eds L. Coles and E. Porter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302578.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Deputy Award Leader Pre Qualifying Nursing Programme, University of Southampton, UK

  2. 3

    Public Health Practice, University of Southampton, UK

Author Information

  1. Public Health, Development, University of Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155199

Online ISBN: 9781444302578

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Keywords:

  • epidemiological needs assessment and community diagnoses;
  • needs assessment and health care pathway;
  • effectiveness and efficiency in resource using;
  • health need measurement;
  • international classification of disease and reid codes;
  • sources of information - strengths and weakness;
  • standardised mortality ratio (SMR);
  • classical epidemiology tools - time, place and person to structure information;
  • comparing rates and international classification of disease (ICD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Conceptual Framework

  • Measurement of Health Need

  • Assessing the Information Collected: Some Tools of the Trade

  • Some Tools to Use When Constructing a Community Profile: Classical/Descriptive Epidemiology

  • Conclusion

  • References