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Methods for health surveys in difficult settings

Oleg Bilukha, Kristof Bostoen, Francesco Checchi, Bridget Fenn, Oliver Morgan and Anne-Marie ter Veen

Collection published in Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

  1. Content type: Editorial

    Health surveys are a very important component of the epidemiology toolbox, and play a critical role in gauging population health, especially in developing countries. Research on health survey methods, however,...

    Authors: Kristof Bostoen, Oleg O Bilukha, Bridget Fenn, Oliver W Morgan, Clarence C Tam, Annemarie ter Veen and Francesco Checchi

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:13

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  2. Content type: Analytic perspective

    Malnutrition prevalence and mortality rates are increasingly used as essential indicators to assess the severity of a crisis, to follow trends, and to guide decision-making, including allocation of funds. Alth...

    Authors: Claudine Prudhon and Paul B Spiegel

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:10

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  3. Content type: Analytic perspective

    In two-stage cluster surveys, the traditional method used in second-stage sampling (in which the first household in a cluster is selected) is time-consuming and may result in biased estimates of the indicator ...

    Authors: Rebecca F Grais, Angela MC Rose and Jean-Paul Guthmann

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:8

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  4. Content type: Methodology

    Geographical objectives and probabilistic methods are difficult to reconcile in a unique health survey. Probabilistic methods focus on individuals to provide estimates of a variable's prevalence with a certain...

    Authors: Julie Vallée, Marc Souris, Florence Fournet, Audrey Bochaton, Virginie Mobillion, Karine Peyronnie and Gérard Salem

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:6

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Survey data are traditionally collected using pen-and-paper, with double data entry, comparison of entries and reconciliation of discrepancies before data cleaning can commence. We used Personal Digital Assist...

    Authors: Kizito Shirima, Oscar Mukasa, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg, Fatuma Manzi, Davis John, Adiel Mushi, Mwifadhi Mrisho, Marcel Tanner, Hassan Mshinda and David Schellenberg

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:5

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Accurate tools for assessing household wealth are essential for many health studies in developing countries. Household survey and participatory wealth ranking (PWR) are two approaches to generate data for this...

    Authors: James R Hargreaves, Linda A Morison, John SS Gear, Julia C Kim, Mzamani B Makhubele, John DH Porter, Charlotte Watts and Paul M Pronyk

    Citation: Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007 4:4

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