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    Identifying problems in community health promotion: an illustration of the Nominal Group Technique in AIDS education

    MacLachlan, Malcolm (1996) Identifying problems in community health promotion: an illustration of the Nominal Group Technique in AIDS education. Journal of the Royal Society of Health, 116 (3). pp. 143-148. ISSN 0264-0325

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    Recognition of the extent and consequences of HIV/AIDS in Africa has resulted in many large scale health promotion programmes. These programmes usually provide information about how to avoid contracting HIV as well as information to dispel false beliefs about the virus. However there also exist anti-health promotion ideas about HIV/AIDS which often challenge the very premises on which health promotion messages are based. Such anti-health promotion ideas may represent reassuring benefits and these are likely to vary not only across cultures but also between different communities and 'at risk' groups within the same culture. The Nominal Group Technique (NGT) is a participative exercise which can be used with small groups to achieve a consensus concerning which anti-health promotion ideas are most influential in terms of encouraging people to ignore health promoting messages. The application of the NGT is illustrated with a group of Malawian students.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Identifying problems; community health promotion; illustration; Nominal Group Technique; AIDS education;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16589
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 11:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Royal Society of Health
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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