Research note: Identifying "at risk" persons in community based research.

John W Murphy, J. J. Pilotta

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Abstract

Since the passage of the U.S. 1963 Community Mental Health Act, all social planning is supposed to be community based. This means that policy research should be guided by the principle of community sensitivity, and not merely technical or logistical concerns. In this article the general tenets of community based research are outlined and applied to analyzing the currently controversial issue of what it means for a person or community to be clinically 'at risk'. Normally this topic is addressed in a purely technical manner, yet this approach must be altered if need identification is to be consistent with a community's own self-perception, thereby producing valid data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-75
Number of pages14
JournalSociology of Health and Illness
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Research note : Identifying "at risk" persons in community based research. / Murphy, John W; Pilotta, J. J.

In: Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol. 9, No. 1, 01.03.1987, p. 62-75.

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