New Book: Measurement in Health Behavior

Posted by on December 30, 2005

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Measurement in Health Behavior, a new Jossey-Bass book by Colleen Konicki Di Iorio, offers faculty, students, researchers, and professionals in public and community health and nursing a practical, step-by-step introduction to the field of health behavior research. The text covers practical issues in the development of measures, types of measures, measurement error, survey development, knowledge tests, theory and measurement, item writing and scaling, statistical concepts, fundamentals of reliability, reliability assessment and item analysis, validity, factor analysis, and item response theory.

The author, Colleen Konicki Di Iorio, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, is a professor in the department of behavioral sciences and health education at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and the associate editor of The Journal of Nursing Measurement. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on research and measurement methods in public health.

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If you order the book through the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health website, you receive a 15% discount. For details, visit

Faculty can reserve a desk copy by writing to Jessica Egbert at

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