Collaborating with Public Housing Residents and Staff to Improve Health: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.


Journal Article

This study described the health behaviors and barriers and facilitators of those behaviors in elderly and/or disabled residents of public housing. A mixed-methods design was used. Residents (N = 88) completed a survey with validated measures of health behaviors. A sub-sample (N = 16) participated in three focus groups. Residents scored worse than population norms on the majority of behaviors measured. Qualitative results framed in an ecological model indicated the majority of facilitators and barriers to health behaviors were perceived as occurring at the intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Interventions to promote health should consider the unique barriers and facilitators to health behaviors among residents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Noonan, D; Hartman, AM; Briggs, J; Biederman, DJ

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 203 - 213

PubMed ID

  • 29023160

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29023160

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-7655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0737-0016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07370016.2017.1369810


  • eng