Evaluating treatment efficacy by triangulation.
The project « Efficacy of Support Groups for Mexican American Widows » was evaluated by triangulating results collected from different points of view.
These included changes after one year in (1) measurement scores of standardised instruments, (2) assessment of adjustment to role of widow by the outsider and (3) evaluation by the widow herself.
When subjects were categorised by their assignment to experimental or control groups, the scores on standardised instruments including the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Center for Epidemiologic Study of Depression (CES-D), Anxiety State, Life Satisfaction and new scales measuring Somatic symptoms and Emotional symptoms had decreased from time 1 to time 5 for all widows.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Minorité, Femme, Homme, Groupe social, Support social, Ethnie, Veuvage, Evaluation, Méthode étude, Mexicain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Minority, Woman, Human, Social group, Social support, Ethnic group, Widowhood, Evaluation, Investigation method, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0503300
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.