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Chapter 3 outline S09 - Chapter 3 Assessing the Target...

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Assessing the Target Population’s Nutritional Status Objectives 1. Define the following vocabulary words:  attitude, cognitions, sample, survey, focus groups,  validity,  sensitivity, specificity, reliability. 2. List at least eight methods for collecting data about a target population. 3. Evaluate the suitability of the survey and focus groups for the NTR 332 community nutrition project. 4. Describe several considerations when designing a survey. 5. Determine the use of a Health Risk Appraisal instrument.  (It is used widely as a health education  or screening  tool. Pp. 66-67.) 6. Describe the use of DETERMINE screening tool. 7.   Name some advantages of surveys, screenings and focus groups. 8. Evaluate Table 3-5 for its applicability in the NTR 332 Community NTR project. 9. Discuss strengths and limitations of dietary assessment tools in Table 3-6.  Which is considered the  gold  standard? 10. Discuss cultural issues that need to be considered when choosing a method for obtaining data about  the  target population. 11. Determine any cultural issues of the target population that should be addressed in  the community  nutrition  project in NTR 332. 12. Give an example of anthropometric, clinical and laboratory data. 13. Refer to Table 3-10.  For the questions asked be able to suggest types of data needed  and how to  obtain the  data. 14. Refer to Table 3-11 and suggest indicators for the term project. Chapter Outline I. Introduction A. The purpose of the community needs assessment is to obtain answers to basic questions such as: 1. What is the nutritional problem of the target population? 2. Which factors contribute to the nutritional problem? 3. How can their health and nutritional status be improved? B. When key questions are unanswered, the community nutritionist must identify those data elements that are  still needed and choose methods for obtaining them. II. A Plan for Collecting Data Decisions about which data to collect about the target population are made carefully following a plan laid  out before the first data element is ever collected. The following planning activities should be completed before data collection begins: Step 1:   Review the purpose, goals, and objectives of the needs assessment. Step 2:   Develop a set of questions related to the target population’s nutritional problem, how it  developed, and/or the factors that influence it. IM for 
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