Why is Prevention So Difficult and Slow?
1997 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, Vol. 25, no 3, 145-148 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
The abundance of perceived 'possibilities' for prevention contrasts sharply with the difficulties that face preventive programmes. We argue that this situation has emerged from an incomplete understanding of the process of prevention, involving a mixture of biological factors, human decision making and time perspectives. Based on examples, an analysis of the factors in the prevention process is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 25, no 3, 145-148 p.
prevention, causality, efficiency, behaviour modification, biological evolution
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-87041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-87041DiVA: diva2:600594