TITLE

Methodological and economic evaluations of seven survey modes applied to health service research

AUTHOR(S)
Saramunee, Kritsanee; Mackridge, Adam; Phillips‐Howard, Penelope; Richards, Jacqueline; Suttajit, Siritree; Krska, Janet
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research;Mar2016, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective To evaluate methodological outcomes and cost-effectiveness of seven survey modes, using a study of general public views towards pharmacy public health services. Methods A cross-sectional, paper-based survey was conducted in North West England among people aged ≥18 years, using two approaches. Three interviewer-assisted modes were street, door-to-door and telephone. Four self-completion modes were single- and double-mailing to residential addresses, surveys sent to public/private business by post (postal-business) and questionnaires dropped-off at venues (drop-off). The study compared response rates, demographics and two domains ((a) actual use of and (b) willingness to use pharmacy public health services) between modes. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of different modes were assessed against the single-mailing. Key findings Response rate varied between 5.1% (postal-business) and 34.5% (street). Respondent age, education, employment, socioeconomic and deprivation status varied between different modes. Results for domain (a) were similar for all modes. Interviewer-assisted modes resulted in more positive views on willingness to use advisory services ( P < 0.05). The drop-off mode saved £45.92 ( US$72.55) per 1% increase in response rate compared to single-mailing, while interviewer-assisted and double-mailing were more costly. At higher response rates, cost-savings by the drop-off mode diminished, but for other survey modes, additional costs decreased. Conclusion Drop-off mode is cost-effective compared to the standard single-mailing, but selection bias is possible. Street surveys are also an efficient method, but may carry a higher risk of obsequiousness bias. Mixed-modes surveys may reach wider sectors of the population. The similarity in use of services suggests all survey modes reach members of the public relevant to pharmacy researchers.
ACCESSION #
113206030

 

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