Evaluating the administration of an office-based health survey in a primary care practice

Journal Name: 
J Clin Epidemiol
Authors: 
Rothemich,S.F.
Woolf,S.H.
Johnson,R.E.
Marsland,D.W.
Abstract: 
Self-administered waiting room questionnaires are popular tools for gathering health information from patients, but these data cannot be used for research purposes without confirming adequate sampling of the practice population and assessing the completeness and accuracy of patients' responses. Long-term data collection also requires avoiding an imposition on clinic operations. We developed a protocol to test these questions in a 9-week pilot study of 884 survey-eligible patients visiting a family practice clinic. We found an adequate proportion of eligible patients were approached (74%) and participated (89%), they provided relatively complete (82-98%) and accurate responses, and the impact on office operations was minimal (
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2000
Volume: 
53
Pages: 
1002-12
Keywords: 
4310, ACORN, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Chi-Square Distribution, Data Collection, differences, Family, Family Practice, Female, Health, Health Behavior, Health Services Research: methods, Health Status, health survey, Health Surveys, Human, information, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Age, Outcome Assessment (Health Care): methods, patient, Patients, Pilot Projects, population, primary care, Primary Health Care, Program Development, Quality of Health Care, Questionnaires, Research, response, sampling, survey, tools