Community Prevention Trials for Alcohol Problems: Methodological Issues

Synopsis

The contributors to this volume demonstrate that it is now possible to undertake community prevention trials of alcohol-involved problems with the same precision, good design, and careful planning that has characterized similar prevention trials for heart disease and cancer prevention. This is the first book to establish a scientific basis for the integration of research into program design and in program evaluation, making it possible to determine if community programs are effective or worth the money spent for them. Addressed are issues of outcome measures, selection of relevant community interventions, utilization of appropriate research designs and analyses, and adjustment to social and political realities.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Harold D. Holder
  • Robert F. Saltz
  • Paul J. Gruenewald
  • Michael Hennessy
  • John W. Farquhar
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992