Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Interpretation and Use of Health Risk Appraisal Feedback"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
Health promotion
Project Description:
A survey has been developed to assess how individuals interpret and use feedback received from health risk appraisals in relation to behavior change and follow up care. This survey has been piloted with a small group with the intention to refine the survey and utilize it with a larger group this fall. Additionally small focus groups are planned to gather qualitative information about the health risk appraisal process as a health promotion tool.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be able to help with data collection and interpretation (both qualitative and quantitative). Additionally the student may be able to assist with a literature review.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Completion of a basic statistics/research course preferred; GPA of 3.0 or above; public health or nursing major, junior level standing.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
6
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Simpson, Vicki
Deptartment/College:
nursing

Student Supervisor

Name:
Vicki Simpson
Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Gerald Hyner
Deptartment/College:
Health and Kinesiology