Mary Ropka, Ph.D., RN

Workplace Managed Care (SAMSA)

As part of a large multi-site intervention study funded by SAMSA to study how to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, a mail survey (U.S. mail and messenger mail) was conducted to identify prevalence and patterns of substance use, attitudes towards substance use, and knowledge and use of substance use-related health services among full-time faculty and classified staff of a large university. The sample was randomly selected. Participation was voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. Special measures were incorporated to assure confidentiality, encourage participation, and track differential response.
Year
1998
Area of Survey Study

Focus Groups: Development of Computer-Based Tools for Mid-life Breast Cancer Survivors

A series of three focus groups were conducted to explore the knowledge that menopausal and postmenopausal women have about menopause management and the strategies they use to manage menopause. They provide preliminary information as the initial phase of an ongoing project to develop a web-based resource for decision-making regarding menopause management by women with a history of breast cancer.
Year
1999
Area of Survey Study