|Community-Based Longitudinal Nutrition and Health Studies : Classical Examples from Guatemala, Haiti and Mexico (International Nutrition Foundation for Developing Countries - INFDC, 1995, 184 pages)|
Editor: Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Dedicated to John E. Gordon (1890-1983), pioneer in longitudinal community-based nutrition and health studies
© Copyright 1995 International Foundation for Developing
Countries (INFDC). Boston, MA USA. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN Number: 0-9635522-6-0
Community-Based Longitudinal Nutrition and Health
Classical Examples from Guatemala, Haiti, and Mexico
There is no substitute for longitudinal community-based studies to identify the multiple causative factors and the functional consequences of disease in a population. Unlike clinical trials, they probe for the host, agent, and environmental factors responsible for disease and suggest health related behavior that can reduce or eliminate the disease burden studies. Yet such studies are so difficult and costly to organize and sustain that relatively concisely five classical nutrition oriented field studies, one in Mexico, three in Guatemala and one in Haiti. For students they illustrate the steps involved in designing, implementing, and interpreting longitudinal, community-based health studies. Health professionals at all levels will benefit from the insights into developing preventive measures and evaluating their effectiveness.
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