Appropriate Research Methods

5. Where to Now

Exercise 1

Drag and drop the method into the right level of intervention.

The illustration depicts the range of interventions at different levels that are possible for a major illness condition, like diabetes.

Some possible points of intervention to a new public health approach to diabetes given the distribution of risk (blood glucose levels)

There is a ‘Show Correct Answers’ button.

The methods are:

  • Secondary Prevention (lifestyle modifications)
  • National Health Insurance (reimbursement policies)
  • Work-Site Risk Reduction (small businesses)
  • Community Based Primary Prevention (diet, exercise)
  • Local Community Screening
  • Physician/Provider Education
  • Environmental Programs to Facilitate Exercise
  • Tight Glycemic Control
  • Tax Incentives for Private Sector Screening

The Intervention Levels are:

  • Upstream (Health Policy)
  • Midstream (Prevention)
  • Downstream (Curative)

Answers:

Upstream (Health Policy)

  • National Health Insurance (reimbursement policies)
  • Tax Incentives for Private Sector Screening
  • Environmental Programs to Facilitate Exercise

Midstream (Prevention)

  • Community Based Primary Prevention (diet, exercise)
  • Physician/Provider Education
  • Work-Site Risk Reduction (small businesses)

Downstream (Curative)

  • Local Community Screening
  • Secondary Prevention (lifestyle modifications)
  • Tight Glycemic Control