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KAReN - Kit for Assessment of Recreational Nightlife.

KAReN - Kit for Assessment of Recreational Nightlife.

Author/Developer / Address: Amador Calafat, Karen Hughes, Montse Juan Jerez, Mark A. Bellis, Fernando Mendes, Paolo Stocco, Susanne Schnitzer, Anna Kokkevi, Ioanna Siamou, Elfriede Steffan, Matej Kosir, Luba Bajcarova, Karl Bohrn, Sebastian Bohrn, Jiri Valnoha, Jindrich Voboril, Marga Ros Rubí, Encarna Román López, Nicole Blay Franzke

Publication dates: July 2007

Description / Type of Assessment: It consists in three Questionnaires that complement each other. The first one is about ethnography of recreational nightlife in a city, the second one is about ethnography of recreational nightlife in the area and the third one is about ethnographic and epidemiological information on venues.

Primary use / Purpose: Kit for rapid Assessment on Recreational contexts in Europe. This survey is part of the program “Recreational culture as a tool to prevent Risk Behaviours” (co financed by European Commission, grant nº 2004319, for 2005-2008).

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed: Prevention of risk behaviours, recreational contexts

Population: Adolescents, Special Population

Administration / Completion Time: several weeks to several months, depending on the existing information, the capacity of the study team y the level of details required in the final report.

Scoring Procedures: not applicable

Scoring Time: not applicable

Credentials/Training: The team carrying out the fieldwork has to manage all different kind of information (partially already available, partially to be collected). The information is quantitative as well as qualitative. The use of KAReN is easier if the study team has experiences in qualitative research methodologies (interviews, participating observation, etc.) and if it has knowledge about the recreational settings where KAReN is to be applied.

Languages: English

Availability / Inquiries: IREFREA European professional network for prevention. Contact person: Amador Calafat, Address:Rambla, 15, 2º, 3ª – 07003 PALMA DE MALLORCA. ESPAÑA Telephone+(34) 971 727 434, Fax +(34) 971 213 306, e-mail: irefrea@irefrea.org webwww.irefrea.org

Practicability / usefulness::

The results are formed by data of a distinct nature (descriptive and quantifiable data, categories drawn up in the process, opinions of key informants, economical data, …). The triangulation of information strategy can be followed. In this way, the contradictions and consensuses between the various data sources should be taken into account. This makes it necessary to reconsider certain data by returning to the original sources. This will increase the validity and reliability of the information.

In practical terms KAReN is very flexible and can be adapted to the local needs of the responsible team.

Comments: This survey is part of the program “Recreational culture as a tool to prevent Risk Behaviours” (co financed by European Commission, grant nº 2004319, for 2005-2008).This document does not represent the point of view of the European Commission. The interpretations and opinions contained in it are solely those of the authors.

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