The PAPM, Diffusion Theory, and Violent Death Surveillance
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
The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.
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