Developing and evaluating complex interventions: an introduction to the new Medical Research Council guidance

Craig, P. , Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2009) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: an introduction to the new Medical Research Council guidance. In: Killoran, A. and Kelly, M.P. (eds.) Evidence–Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 185-203. ISBN 9780199563623

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Abstract

Complex interventions are widely used in the health service, in public health practice, and in areas of social policy that have important consequences for population health, such as education, transport, and housing. They present a number of problems for evaluators, in addition to the practical and methodological difficulties that any successful evaluation must overcome. In 2008, the Medical Research Council (MRC) published revised and updated guidance to help researchers and research funders recognize and adopt appropriate methods. This chapter summarizes key messages for the evaluation of public health interventions, and discusses some of the issues that have been raised since the guidance was published.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Craig, Dr Peter and Macintyre, Professor Sally and Petticrew, Dr Mark
Authors: Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I., and Petticrew, M.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780199563623

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