The PAPM, Diffusion Theory, and Violent Death Surveillance
Authors: Walsh, Sabrina; Dignan, Mark; Caldwell, Glyn
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 31, Number 5, September 2007 , pp. 451-461(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To Apply the PAPM and Diffusion Theory for building a statewide coroner investigation system to further violent death prevention efforts.Methods: By utilizing a theoretically based framework and systematically tracking stage progression, individual agencies and/or state systems can replicate and sustain the process.Results: Through the incorporation of the combined models, 82 of Kentucky's 120 coroner offices currently collect the same informationno replicate information existed 4 years ago.Conclusion: This study demonstrates the utility of theory as a foundation for encouraging adoption of innovation and shows an effective way to coordinate information in a timely manner with limited cost.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-09-01
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