Health-related

Equipoise in Clinical Trials-Djulbegovich

Working with researchers at the University of South Florida, CSR designed and fielded this vignette-based factorial web survey to investigate whether clinical trials could be identified where the interests of trial patients and future patients come into balance or `equipoise.` Deployed on a customized website hosted by CSR, the web survey presented each expert respondent--recruited from Institutional Review Board members at the 122 U.S. American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) schools--with four pairs of randomized clinical trial vignettes, followed by a ninth `bonus` vignette of a type that matched one of the previous four pairs. In each of the nine vignettes, seven aspects of each scenario could be randomly varied, resulting in over 1,000 possible variations covering different phases of hypothetical clinical trials involving rheumatoid arthritis and pancreatic cancer patients.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

APCO Dr Partnerships 2010

This survey of US and Canadian physicians attempted to find out more about attititudes and perceptions that might effect decisions about where & how to practice medicine, repeating a study from 2007 and adding a Web component to the data collection. The questionnaire was designed to try to better understand the pressures facing practicing physicians today by identifying the challenges as well as the satisfactions of the profession. The content of the survey addressed physician satisfaction and attitudes about the practice of medicine in general and the aspects of medicine that physicians like and dislike.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Analysis of ENT diagnoses in the National Ambulatory Care Survey

CSR gave technical assistance to Jose Mattos, MD-MPH student at UVa., for a project analyzing data on ear, nose and throat diagnoses from the National Ambulatory Care Survey, a large, annual data collectiion funded by CDC. The study focused on changes over time in presentation of asthma and other complaints, separating data by demographic groups. Data for specific ailments and years had to be extracted from multiple NAMCS data sets. Due to the weighting scheme used in this data set, complex sampling analysis methods in STATA needed to be applied to the custom-built final data set..
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

UVA Health Services Foundation - 2008 Employee Engagement Survey

Since 2006, the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation has conducted an Employee Engagement Survey. This survey, which is based on the Q12 questions developed by the Gallup Research Group, is directed to all HSF employees including Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Health Care providers, and all Other General Staff. Every year, HSF commissions CSR to analyze its Employee Engagement survey data and to present a summary report of the findings.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Children`s Futures - P/PV Trenton

Telephone survey of parents of young children (ages 0 - 5) in the city of Trenton, NJ. As part of a long-term evaluation of the Childrens Futures early child intervention program, the survey asks parents about the challenges they face in raising young children and their access to various forms of assistance. The sample came from the following: 1) list of participants in program, 2) list of those prescreened & eligible to participate, 3) directory listed sample, 4) listed sample targeted for young families; and 5) cell phone sample which was inefficient in pretest, therefore deemed unusable for main production. incentive gift cards worth $10 at Walmart and were purchased by the client but sent by mail to respondents by CSR.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Social Norming Study - UVA 2008

The Social Norms Study is about the Health Promotion Alcohol Survey which is developed by the Office of Health Promotion in the Department of Student Health in order to collect information on alcohol use, perceptions, behaviors, and attitudes among University of Virginia students. By collecting normative information annually, the program is able to continue a social norms campaign that is relevant to UVa undergraduates. The data is also used to study the effectiveness of the social norms approach. Every year, the Center for Survey Research (CSR) advises the office in sampling design and weight the final collected data for analysis purposes.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

REACH Low Income Health Choices Project

CSR advised on and formatted the questionnaire, developed and hosted an online signup database and entered data for the REACH project study wherein low income participants engage in several rounds of hypothetical group decisions regarding health choices and trade-offs.
Year
2007
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