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Users' perspectives on epidemiological, GIS and point pattern approaches to analysing environment and health data

Cockings, S., Dunn, C.E., Bhopal, R.S. and Walker, D.R. (2004) Users' perspectives on epidemiological, GIS and point pattern approaches to analysing environment and health data Health & Place, 10, (2), pp. 169-182. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2003.09.001).

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Abstract

Despite examples showing the usefulness of geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial point pattern analysis in health research, there remain barriers to their widespread use within health service settings. This paper explores potential users’ views on the relative usefulness of such approaches for analysing spatially referenced environmental health data. Our findings indicate that researchers and practitioners do not always prefer the approach with which they are most familiar. In addition, there is a need for higher levels of understanding of, and confidence in, GIS and point pattern analysis techniques amongst health service professionals. The greatest need is for multi-disciplinary research which uses the most appropriate approach for each investigation, rather than that with which researchers are most familiar.

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Published date: June 2004
Keywords: GIS, point pattern analysis, epidemiology, environmental health data, user views
Organisations: PHEW – P (Population Health), Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

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Local EPrints ID: 15431
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15431
ISSN: 1353-8292
PURE UUID: 59e47482-c20f-49c8-91c9-0b7bb5d41997

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Date deposited: 14 Apr 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:49

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