Researching and evaluating model geriatric mental health programs, Part I: Design of mental health evaluation studies

D. W. Russell
Kathleen C. Buckwalter, University of Iowa


The first article in this three-part series on researching and evaluating geriatric mental health programs focuses on issues related to the design of studies for summative evaluations of geriatric mental health programs. Experimental and quasi-experimental designs are discussed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages, and threats to internal validity are highlighted.

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