Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: A Comprehensive by Lu Ann Aday, Llewellyn J. Cornelius

By Lu Ann Aday, Llewellyn J. Cornelius

Designing and undertaking health and wellbeing Surveys is written for college kids, lecturers, researchers, and somebody who conducts wellbeing and fitness surveys. This 3rd variation of the traditional reference within the box attracts seriously at the most up-to-date methodological examine on survey layout and the wealthy storehouse of insights and implications supplied by means of cognitive examine on query and questionnaire layout specifically. this crucial source offers a complete survey errors framework that could be a necessary compass for charting the harmful waters among systematic and random error that unavoidably accompany the survey layout firm. additionally, 3 new reviews in line with nationwide, overseas, and country and native surveys—the UNICEF a number of Indicator Cluster Surveys, California health and wellbeing Interview Survey, and nationwide Dental Malpractice Survey—are distinctive that illustrate the diversity of layout possible choices to be had at each one level of constructing a survey and supply a valid foundation for selecting between them.

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A tremendous amount of effort has gone into clarifying and defin- ing what is meant by the term health and in trying to develop valid and reliable indicators of the concept. The World Health Organization (WHO) offered a comprehensive definition of health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organization, 1948, p. 1). There is a growing interest in defining the goal of health policy to be improving the health of populations through broader medical and nonmedical public health and policy interventions.

The UNICEF MICS was conducted through personal interviews with family members in households selected for the study, the CHIS survey collected data through telephone interviews, and the dentist study sent a mail questionnaire to eligible providers. The UNICEF MICS is national and international in scope; the CHIS survey was a general population survey of people with telephones statewide, drawing sample from all counties; and the NDMS was based on a national list sample of dentists. The basic research designs for the studies were also different.

1 will guide the presentation of both specific and general principles to apply in the aspects of designing a survey addressed in the chapters that follow. No survey is ever error free. However, this book is intended to increase awareness of standards to use in identifying the type and magnitude of the problems that can arise in designing and conducting surveys and the alternatives available to minimize them. Supplementary Sources For a history and general overview of academic, governmental, and market-oriented polling and survey research, see Bulmer, Bales, and Sklar (1991) and Hyman (1991).

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