Robin Bebel

Charlottesville Gas Division - Safety

Surveys to evaluate general knowledge and the impact of education efforts regarding natural gas safety on the general population and on businesses and excavators working in the area. Work replicates studies done in 2008.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

HPV vaccine panel study

This panel study of barriers to access to the HPV vaccine and how they can be overcome was based on a sample of caregivers of girls eligible for the vaccine (11-12 yrears old) that was obtained from physician records at UVA`s Medical Center. Three waves of girls, representing all eligible girls in the three months prior to data collection, were contacted. This allowed sufficient numbers in the sample for analysis.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Rockville MD 08

The third iteration of a survey to assess the level of satisfaction of Rockville employees with the internal services offered to them by the various departments of the City government. The original instrument was designed with CSR guidance; it has since been editted and is now distributed anonymously by Rockville City staff and returned in sealed envelopes that are sent to CSR for data entry, analysis and reporting.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study

Surgical Outcomes Instrument Development

Instrument to be developed for mail-out survey about effect on anesthesiologists of adverse event in OR, including most recent, most memorable and all events pretest results used for grant submission for production study
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

APCO 2007 Dr Partnerships

This was a mail survey of a random sample of 1,329 physicians in the U.S. and Canada stratified by country and physician type (general practitioner or specialist). The survey asked physicians about opinions about the direction of the profession in general, aids and hindrances to practicing medicine, time spent on various activities as a percentage of the typical day, impacts of insurance companies and governments, patient relationships, perceived support from various types of organizations, opinions about physician advocacy, opinions about pharmaceutical companies, and demographics. The protocol included an advance letter, a survey packet with a $2 U.S. Jefferson bill for U.S. physicians or a $2 Canadian coin (`toonie`) as a token of appreciation, a generic thank-you/reminder post card, a second survey packet sent by two-day Priority Mail to nonrespondents, a second thank-you/reminder post card to nonrespondents, and telephone reminder calls to nonrespondents. The unweighted AAPOR RR3 response rate was 25.9% (26.7% U.S., 23.8% Canadian).
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Aid and Application Awareness 2008

Survey of high school seniors and their decisions about going to college. Initial survey in the fall interviewed parents as well as students, before applications were due. Respondents had the choice of responding on the web or by mail. Parents had to actively consent before students could be contacted. A Valentine`s Day postcard was sent to students to keep an active line of communication open. Advance letters and emails were sent directly to students for the Spring questionnaires. Students were guided to the web version as easier and quicker. Most chose to use this method. Initial mailing was to 1100 parents and kids and with follow up responding students in Spring 08. Incentives of $20 for the Fall surveys, $25 for the Spring survey, awith an advance of $2 with the questionnaire itself. 623 students finished both questionnaires.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center

Telephone survey of residents of Small District #5, Reston, VA. Questions addressed RCC name recognition, mission statement, use of facilities and governance.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Environmental Triggers for Asthma in Adults and Children

A re-sample survey of those reporting symptoms that could indicate asthma from the records of participants in Southern Health insurance plan. Sample for this arm of the project were non-responders to previous mail-out done by Southern Health. Out of the 1000 adults and 300 children, total of 563 completed the survey which makes the resposne rate to be 43% for this survey.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study