Public perceptions of quarantine: community-based telephone survey following an infectious disease outbreak
- Public Opinion About Public Health--United States, 1999. Hearne, S. A.; Locke, P. A.; Mellman, M.; Loeb, P.; Dropkin, L.; Bolger, G.; Fink, N.; Byrnes, M. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/31/2000, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p258
Summarizes the results of a survey which deals on public health in the United States. Telephone survey conducted by voters on a series of statements defining public health; System for protecting public health rated by respondents; Impact of environmental problems on public health.
- Pandemic influenza in Australia: Using telephone surveys to measure perceptions of threat and willingness to comply. Barr, Margo; Raphael, Beverley; Taylor, Melanie; Stevens, Garry; Jorm, Louisa; Giffin, Michael; Lujic, Sanja // BMC Infectious Diseases;2008, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Special section p1
Background: Baseline data is necessary for monitoring how a population perceives the threat of pandemic influenza, and perceives how it would behave in the event of pandemic influenza. Our aim was to develop a module of questions for use in telephone health surveys on perceptions of threat of...
- "Yes, I've received treatment": what does this mean in the context of epidemiological surveys for alcohol problems? Cunningham, John A.; Blomqvist, Jan; Cordingley, Joanne; Callaghan, Russell // Contemporary Drug Problems;Fall2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p457
Aim: To assess what it means when respondents say they have received treatment on population surveys. Method: Former heavy drinkers recruited through a random digit dialing telephone survey were asked about the type, time, and amount of treatment they had received. Results: When respondents...
- Comparison of three inducement techniques to improve compliance in a health survey conducted by... Hornik, Jacob; Zaig, Tamar // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p524
Compares three inducement techniques to improve compliance in a health survey conducted by telephone. Description of techniques including foot-in-the-door procedure; Low-ball technique; Effectiveness of the combined technique; Termination rate; Quality of response.
- Reticence to prescribe: utilization of expedited partner therapy among obstetrics providers in Arizona. Taylor, M. M.; Collier, M. G.; Winscott, M. M.; Mickey, T.; England, B. // International Journal of STD & AIDS;Aug2011, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p449
Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is the practice of providing an extra dose or prescription of antibiotic to patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhoea to deliver to their sexual partner(s). Obstetrical providers who delivered more than 20 infants in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, during the...
- Notes from the field. Schwartz, Lisa R.; Heagarty, Margaret; Graham, Elizabeth H.; Pirani, Sylvia; Garfield, Richard // American Journal of Public Health;Oct96, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p1474
The article presents news briefs related to public health programs and project experiences at the community level. The New York City Department of Health conducted a telephone survey aimed to profile pathways and barriers to the city's prenatal care system. A program to address the problems of...
- Design, Characteristics, and Usefulness of State-Based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance: 1981-87. Remington, Patrick L.; Smith, Meredith Y.; Williamson, David F.; Anda, Robert F.; Gentry, Eileen M.; Hogelin, Gary C. // Public Health Reports;Jul/Aug88, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p366
Since 1981, the Centers for Disease Control has collaborated with State health departments and the District of Columbia to conduct random digit-dialed telephone surveys of adults concerning their health practices and behaviors. This State-based surveillance system, which yields data needed in...
- Validity and Reliability of the Telephone-Administered International Physical Activity Questionnaire in Brazil. Hallal, Pedro C.; Simoes, Eduardo; Reichert, Felipe F.; Azevedo, Mario R.; Ramos, Luiz R.; Pratt, Michael; Brownson, Ross C. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;May2010, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p402
Purpose: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the telephone-administered long IPAQ version. Methods: The questionnaire was administered by telephone to adults on days 1 and 6. On day 1, the same questionnaire was administered by face-to-face interview, and accelerometers were delivered to...
- Internet- versus Telephone-based Local Outbreak Investigations. Ghosh, Tista S.; Patnaik, Jennifer L.; Alden, Nisha B.; Vogt, Richard L. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p975
We compared 5 locally conducted, Internet-based outbreak investigations with 5 telephone-based investigations. Internet-based surveys required less completion time, and response rates were similar for both investigation methods. Participant satisfaction with Internet-based surveys was high.