Special Features: Theory
Application and Modification of the Integrative Model for Environmental Health
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Public Health Nursing
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 167–176, March/April 2013
How to Cite
Polivka, B. J., Chaudry, R., Crawford, J. M., Wilson, R. and Galos, D. (2013), Application and Modification of the Integrative Model for Environmental Health. Public Health Nursing, 30: 167–176. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2012.01050.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012
- community based participatory research;
- environmental health;
- theory application;
- theory development
The Integrative Model for Environmental Health (IMEH) has guided research, literature reviews, and practice initiatives since 2002. This article presents the Modified IMEH that was developed based on using the IMEH as a guiding conceptual framework in a community-based participatory research environmental health project. Concepts from the Model of Risk Information Seeking and Processing as well as emergent themes from the data analysis were instrumental in this process. The Modified IMEH alters the structure of the IMEH in that the Vulnerability and Epistemological Domains are more prominent and feedback between domains is included.