An Epidemiological Approach to Community Assessment

Lorna Finnegan, Naomi E. Ervin

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An epidemiological approach to community assessment is useful for students and practicing nurses. Shamansky and Pesznecker's definition of community is applied to the community assessment process in order to provide an organized framework for data collection, data analysis, and community diagnosis. We applied the framework to an actual community in a case study format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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