: The WHO European Region defined the role of a new central professional for primary care, the Family and Community Nurse (FCN). The introduction of an FCN in the framework of health policies highlights a key role of nurses in addressing the needs of families and communities. A scoping review was conducted in order to identify and describe the available tools which have been adopted for the assessment of community health needs by FCNs. A comprehensive literature review on the Embase, Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus and PsycInfo databases was conducted including all studies up to May 2021. A total of 1563 studies were identified and 36 of them were included. The literature review made it possible to identify studies employing twelve different community assessment tools or modalities. Referring to the WHO framework proposed in 2001, some common themes have been identified with an uneven distribution, such as profiling the population, deciding on priorities for action and public healthcare programs, implementing the planned activities, an evaluation of the health outcomes, multidisciplinary activity, flexibility and involving the community. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first attempt to provide an overview of community assessment tools, keeping the guidance provided by the WHO as a reference.

Community Health Assessment Tools Adoptable in Nursing Practice: A Scoping Review / Pazzaglia, Chiara; Camedda, Claudia; Ugenti, Nikita Valentina; Trentin, Andrea; Scalorbi, Sandra; Longobucco, Yari. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - ELETTRONICO. - 20:(2023), pp. 0-0. [10.3390/ijerph20031667]

Community Health Assessment Tools Adoptable in Nursing Practice: A Scoping Review

Longobucco, Yari
2023

Abstract

: The WHO European Region defined the role of a new central professional for primary care, the Family and Community Nurse (FCN). The introduction of an FCN in the framework of health policies highlights a key role of nurses in addressing the needs of families and communities. A scoping review was conducted in order to identify and describe the available tools which have been adopted for the assessment of community health needs by FCNs. A comprehensive literature review on the Embase, Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus and PsycInfo databases was conducted including all studies up to May 2021. A total of 1563 studies were identified and 36 of them were included. The literature review made it possible to identify studies employing twelve different community assessment tools or modalities. Referring to the WHO framework proposed in 2001, some common themes have been identified with an uneven distribution, such as profiling the population, deciding on priorities for action and public healthcare programs, implementing the planned activities, an evaluation of the health outcomes, multidisciplinary activity, flexibility and involving the community. To the best of our knowledge, this work is the first attempt to provide an overview of community assessment tools, keeping the guidance provided by the WHO as a reference.
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