Charles Denk

UVA Heart Center; Post-discharge Interviews

This survey evaluates the outcome of patients of heart surgery through an online interview to be conducted by the medical staff of the Heart Center. CSR designed and programmed the questionnaire, determined a sampling plan, and educated the interviewers in correct protocol for maintaining a standardized continual survey for post-discharge patients.
Year
1996
Area of Survey Study

Primary Care Patient Satisfaction Survey

This phone survey measured patients` satisfaction with selected primary care physicians who are participating in a program called Teaching Partners. The questionnaire asked respondents to rate their satisfaction with many aspects of their primary care visit. A monthly sample of patients was provided by the Health Sciences Center. The survey was conducted over 1 year.
Year
1996
Area of Survey Study

Trigon Advanced Directives Project

Organized focus groups statewide comprising a range of professional and socioeconomic levels. Their purpose was to assess the impact of possible Trigon initiatives to educate the general public about advanced directives for health care.
Year
1994
Area of Survey Study

Darden Gender Climate Survey

Second-year follow-up and elaboration of original Gender Climate Survey of 1993. Mail survey of faculty, students and staff at the Darden School of Business Administration, focusing on gender climate and its impact on relations among faculty, staff and students. Student surveys were administered electronically, using an adaptation of CATI technology.
Year
1993
Area of Survey Study

Survey of Opinions on End-of-Life Decision-Making

This telephone survey utilized vignettes which randomly combined circumstances of catastrophic and terminal type illnesses. Its aim was to gather information on opinions regarding the medical treatment of medically `futile` cases. Focus groups were used to develop the survey questions.
Year
1994
Area of Survey Study

Survey of Fine Arts Teachers

A mail survey of teachers of dance, drama, music, the visual arts, and creative writing in primary and secondary schools in the state of Virginia. Its two main purposes were to assess teacher expectation of changes in arts education over the next five to ten years, in response to changes in technology, school organization, and other factors; and to assess the plans of fine arts teachers for continuing their own education as they relate to these expectations.
Year
1994
Area of Survey Study

Pain Management Survey

A study of recent surgery patients at the University of Virginia Hospital. The questionnaire asked recent surgery patients to recall their stay at the hospital and rate their experience, with specific emphasis on the management of their pain. A special listing of recent patients, prepared by the hospital, was sampled for each wave of calling. The survey was conducted by phone in 3 waves over 2 years.
Year
1994
Area of Survey Study