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STEPS Training Workshop Materials

(PAHO/WHO STEPwise Approach to Chronic Noncommunicable Disease Risk-Factor Surveillance)


Workshops to Date
- Dominican Republic (5/06)
- Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) (11/06)

Pan American STEPS

Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC)


The following list is made up of the 15 PowerPoint presentations used at the workshops (up to 35 slides per presentation, maximum size 3,733 Kb). All are in English.

  1. Situation in the Americas: Regional Strategy & Plan of Action on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases—Line of Action: Surveillance of CNCDs and RFs

WHO Presentations on STEPS Methodology

  1. Overview of STEPS Framework: Rationale for Risk-Factor Selection
  2. The STEPS Instrument
  3. Planning & Preparing a Survey: Roles and Responsibilities, Implementation Plan, Collection Schedule, Pilot
  4. STEPS Survey Tools
  5. Selecting Your Sample
  6. The Kish Method
  7. Preparing the Sample
  8. Using the Interview Tracking Workbooks
  9. Weighting Your Data
  10. Preparing a STEPS Site
  11. Mapping Site Instruments
  12. STEPS Site Report
  13. Data Analysis and Reporting
  14. Displaying Data and Interpreting Results

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