Health-related

Civil Commitment Study

In support of the work of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, CSR assisted Dr. McGarvey with advanced statistical analyses, including cluster analysis, of data describing details of commitment proceedings statewide, and characteristics of the persons who were subjects of these proceedings.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Need Assessment for Adult Autism Care

CSR provided data analysis and consultation on data reporting to the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) for a web-based survey of families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to determine future treatment and support needs. The survey was independently designed and executed by VIA. There were 210 respondents to the survey. VIA prepared a written report of the results using CSR data analyses and consultation from CSR.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Breast Cancer Doctor-Patient Concurrence

The purpose of the study was to explore the level of agreement between physicians, nurses and breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy regarding the goal of the chemotherapy. The study was conducted through self-administered surveys with physicians, nurses, and patients.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) - Service Providers

This is a mail survey with telephone follow-up to 413 healthcare organizations about the care of adults with autism. The current increase in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders is anticipated to create an increase in the number of adults with autism spectrum disorders. Are healthcare agencies anticipating this increase? What are they doing to prepare for it? What do they see as barriers to their own preparation efforts or to those that might be undertaken generally? Three lists were used for sampling: Medicaid waiver service providers (n=327), sheltered employment (ESOs, n=47) and DRS field offices (n=39). There were 141 responses for a response rate of 34.1%. Results were tabulated and summarized in a bulleted document. Tables and the bullet summary were delivered to the sponsor. No written report was done. A PowerPoint presentation was created later for use by John Toscano.
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

Virginia HPV Vaccine Uptake Survey

This project was initiated by Jennifer Young, M.D. in response to a mandate passed by the State of Virginia requiring girls to be vaccinated against HPV prior to entry into the sixth grade starting in October 2008. This will in effect exclude women ages 16-26 from required vaccination. The purpose of the survey was to learn how women ages 16-26 are receiving the HPV vaccine and what barriers to vaccination exist for women in this age group.
Year
2007
Area of Survey Study

Williamsburg Access to Medical Care

A survey of residents of Williamsburg, VA and surrounding counties, targeted on those residing in medically underserved areas. A combination of telephone and in-person methods of contact was used. The survey measures the extent to which people are experiencing problems in accessing phsyician services, and whether certain types of people are more likely to experience problems, with the goal of identifying major issues and challenges to improving physician access.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study

DMC/DSMB (Data Safety Monitoring Board Study

Survey assessed how those who are involved in data collection protect the health and safety of clinicl trial participants. Survey reached a national sample of National Institutes of Health researchers conducting clinical trials, as well as biostatisticians involved in analysis and reporting and IRB members responsible for reviewing the results.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study

Voting in Virginia Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities

Telephone survey of key staff members in a sample of Virginia long-term care facilities (assisted living and nursing homes) to explore how these institutions facilitate voting by their residents. The interview focused especially on how issues of cognitive impairment or dementia are evaluated in relation to voting, and how residents are assisted (or not) by staff in registering to vote and casting their ballots either at the polls or as absentees.
Year
2006
Area of Survey Study