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Jeannine Gluck <[log in to unmask]>
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Jeannine Gluck <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:35:27 -0400
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In response to Tanya's references to surveys, I'd like to share my
recent experience.

This hospitals' Dept. of Continuing Medical Education sent out a
one-page three-question needs assessment survey by fax to our medical
staff a few months ago. They received 3 responses.

I sent out a needs assessment survey to the same group (actually, to a
few less people). My survey had about 16 questions, was done on Survey
Monkey, and offered a $25 gift certificate to Amazon to one respondent
to be chosen at random. As many as possible (about 80%) were
distributed by e-mail. Those MD's for whom I had no e-mail address at
all were given a letter in their mailbox asking them to go to the
Survey Monkey questionnaire. The memo stated that "others told me the
survey took them 5 minutes to complete."

I got a total of 54 usable surveys returned, some of those were
actually from the people who got the memo on paper in their mailbox.
So, the point is that HOW one presents a survey makes a great deal of


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On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Feddern-Bekcan, Tanya
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ***cross-posted; feel free to repost***
> Hello, everyone.  I came across these articles and thought you might find them interesting, too.
> DADOS-Survey: an open-source application for CHERRIES-compliant Web surveys.
> Shah A, Jacobs DO, Martins H, Harker M, Menezes A, McCready M, Pietrobon R.
> BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2006 Sep 15;6:34.
> PMID: 16978409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
> Improving the quality of Web surveys: the Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys (CHERRIES).
> Eysenbach G.
> J Med Internet Res. 2004 Sep 29;6(3):e34.
> PMID: 15471760 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
> Methods to increase response to postal and electronic questionnaires.
> Edwards PJ, Roberts I, Clarke MJ, Diguiseppi C, Wentz R, Kwan I, Cooper R, Felix LM, Pratap S.
> Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jul 8;(3):MR000008. Review.
> PMID: 19588449 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
> I just printed the first 14 pages of the Standard version (up to the References section) as that contained the meat of the systematic review.
> STARE-HI--Statement on reporting of evaluation studies in Health Informatics.
> Talmon J, Ammenwerth E, Brender J, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M.
> Int J Med Inform. 2009 Jan;78(1):1-9. Epub 2008 Oct 18.
> PMID: 18930696 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
> Take care,
> Tanya
> Tanya Feddern-Bekcan, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L  formerly Tanya Feddern
> 305.243.3999 - [log in to unmask] - 305.325.9670 (fax)
> EBM Theme Director, Reference and Education Librarian, & Occupational Therapist
> Louis Calder Memorial Library University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
> "A library without a librarian is a reading room."-- Jenny Garcia of the University of Wyoming, MLS, AHIP