HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY APPLIED TO ALBAQA REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN
Health needs assessment is an essential step before planning for a new program or evaluating an existing program. The methodology applied follows principles that might differ from one country to another. The purpose of this study was to determine if the methodology applied to assess health needs in the developing nations, particularly Albaqa Refugee Camp in Jordan, differed from the methodology used to assess health needs in developed nations. In this study, a method for health needs assessment was developed using the developed countries published literature and was applied to a developing country, Jordan. However, the method did not apply exactly as expected for several reasons. Some of the problems were the incompleteness and unavailability of the health data, and its poor quality in terms of validity and reliability. Thus, some adaptations were needed and a new health needs assessment methodology specific for a particular developing country is proposed. This method depends on utilizing the primary, secondary, and tertiary data, as well as conducting surveys to collect all the data that could not be found in those data sources. In general, it was concluded from this study that there is a difference between methodology of a developed country's health needs assessment and a developing country's, specifically Jordan's, health needs assessment.
SHUKRI, RAGHDA KHALID, "HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY APPLIED TO ALBAQA REFUGEE CAMP, JORDAN" (1986). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI8712606.