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Using participatory rapid appraisal as a tool to assess women's psychosocial health needs in Northern Ireland

Ann Lazenbatt (Reader in Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK. E‐mail: a.lazenbatt@qub.ac.uk)
Frances McMurray (Associate Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK.)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

Gender inequalities in income and wealth make women particularly vulnerable to poverty. Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) is a research process, which enables practitioners to uncover an unmet need or an under‐served group within a community. The study focuses on a case study chosen to illustrate the strengths and limitations of using PRA as a method to assess the health and social needs of women in a deprived inner city area of North Belfast. The study demonstrates that PRA can provide a greater insight into gender inequalities and unmet health and social needs.

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Lazenbatt, A. and McMurray, F. (2004), "Using participatory rapid appraisal as a tool to assess women's psychosocial health needs in Northern Ireland", Health Education, Vol. 104 No. 3, pp. 174-187. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280410534577

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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