“For this component of the Discussion Forum, you may choose to post about an Analysis Article and/or Issue to Think About. It is recommended that you read and re-read Analysis Articles critically, in order to effectively participate in discussions about these articles. Identify strengths and weaknesses in the article, and offer alternative perspectives for how the author(s) could have developed or evaluated the program differently. Also discuss the unit readings, what you found interesting, what you agree or disagree with, and any questions you may have.”
Here is one example of posting from my colleague as she posted her discussion and thinkings:
“Analysis Article: Nadrian, Morowatisharifabad, and Bahmanpour (2011)
The purpose of my posting this week is discuss and critique the education model created by Nadrian, Morowatisharifabad, and Bahmanpour (2011) as it relates to the PRECEDE-PROCEED model (McKenzie, Neiger, & Thackeray, 2013). In other words, did the authors use the model effectively?
The PRECEDE-PROCEED model is a model for program planning that stands for predisposing, reinforcing, and enabling constructs in educational/ecological diagnosis and evaluation (PRECEDE) while PROCEED stands for policy, regulatory, and organizational constructs in educational and environmental development (McKenzie, Neiger, & Thackeray, 2013). Composed of eight phases, the underlying idea of the model is to start with knowing the desired outcome, then finding out the causes, and finally to design an intervention aimed at reaching the desired outcome (McKenzie, Neiger, & Thackeray, 2013).
Nadrian, Morowatisharifabad, and Bahmanpour (2011) effectively used the PRECEDE portion of the PRECEDE-PROCEED model to develop a rheumatoid arthritis education program. The model provided the authors with a conceptual framework for the development of their rheumatoid arthritis education program. The authors performed a comprehensive literature review, as well as a cross-sectional survey of 181 patients with RA to identify the most common problems or complaints regarding quality of life and health status of RA patients. By identifying the patient’s own needs using quantifiable data, the authors are in a better position to create a program that is well-suited to the needs of RA patients.
It is evident that an effective education program must be tailored to suit the current needs of the respective population. With the many different models of education programs being very new to me, it seems to me that using a PRECEDE-PROCEED model is one of many effective models to help guide the development and success of a program.”
That was just example. Please choose just ONE of the next 3 articles from bellow for the commenting or giving idea:
Crosby, R., & Noar, S.M. (2011). What is a planning model? An introduction to PRECEDE-PROCEED. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 71, S7-S15.
Linnan, L.A., Sterba, K.R., Lee, A.M., Bontempi, J.B., Yang, J., & Crump, C. (2005). Planning and the professional preparation of health educators: Implications for teaching, research and practice. Health Promotion Practice, 6(3), 308-319.
Ludlow, V., Gaudine, A., & Jacobs, M. (2007). The design of a hemodialysis nursing orientation program. Canadian Association of Nurses and Technologists, 17(2), 44-47.