postal service

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Summary: The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.

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  1. pmc Increasing response rates to postal questionnaires: systematic review
    Phil Edwards
    CRASH Trial Co ordinating Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1B 1DP
    BMJ 324:1183. 2002
  2. ncbi Feasibility of using web-based questionnaires in large population-based epidemiological studies
    Alexandra Ekman
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels vag 12a, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:103-11. 2006
  3. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison
    Philip Ritter
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Patient Education Research Center, Suite 204, 1000 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 6:e29. 2004
  4. ncbi Does non-responder bias have a significant effect on the results in a postal questionnaire study?
    J T Kotaniemi
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Paijat Hame Central Hospital, Lahti, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:809-17. 2001
  5. ncbi Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers
    Helen Harcombe
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 16:96-100. 2010
  6. pmc A randomized trial of mailed questionnaires versus telephone interviews: response patterns in a survey
    Helene Feveile
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:27. 2007
  7. ncbi Using telephone interviews to reduce nonresponse bias to mail surveys of health plan members
    Floyd Jackson Fowler
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Med Care 40:190-200. 2002
  8. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of a lottery for increasing physicians' responses to a mail survey
    G Baron
    ,
    Eval Health Prof 24:47-52. 2001
  9. pmc Response rates in postal surveys of healthcare professionals between 1996 and 2005: an observational study
    Julia V Cook
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:160. 2009
  10. ncbi Survey nonresponse is associated with increased mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in a community population
    Markku Kauppi
    Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Heinola, Finland
    J Rheumatol 32:807-10. 2005

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  1. pmc Increasing response rates to postal questionnaires: systematic review
    Phil Edwards
    CRASH Trial Co ordinating Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1B 1DP
    BMJ 324:1183. 2002
    ..To identify methods to increase response to postal questionnaires...
  2. ncbi Feasibility of using web-based questionnaires in large population-based epidemiological studies
    Alexandra Ekman
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels vag 12a, SE 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:103-11. 2006
    ..We conclude that web-based questionnaires are a feasible tool for data collection in large population based epidemiological studies in Sweden...
  3. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison
    Philip Ritter
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Patient Education Research Center, Suite 204, 1000 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Med Internet Res 6:e29. 2004
    ..Many self-report instruments have been validated using paper-and-pencil versions, but we cannot assume that the psychometric properties of an Internet-based version will be identical...
  4. ncbi Does non-responder bias have a significant effect on the results in a postal questionnaire study?
    J T Kotaniemi
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Paijat Hame Central Hospital, Lahti, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:809-17. 2001
    ..The aim of our paper is to assess if the results found in our previous postal questionnaire study in an adult population in Northern Finland were biased by non-response...
  5. ncbi Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers
    Helen Harcombe
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 16:96-100. 2010
    ..To investigate the association of physical and psychosocial risk factors with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers...
  6. pmc A randomized trial of mailed questionnaires versus telephone interviews: response patterns in a survey
    Helene Feveile
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:27. 2007
    ..Mode of data collection can affect the propensity to refuse to respond and result in different patterns of responses. The objective of this paper is to examine and quantify effects of mode of data collection in health surveys...
  7. ncbi Using telephone interviews to reduce nonresponse bias to mail surveys of health plan members
    Floyd Jackson Fowler
    Center for Survey Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
    Med Care 40:190-200. 2002
    ..To assess the nonresponse bias associated with mail-survey returns and the potential for telephone interviews with nonrespondents to reduce that bias...
  8. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of a lottery for increasing physicians' responses to a mail survey
    G Baron
    ,
    Eval Health Prof 24:47-52. 2001
    ..In conclusion, a lottery resulted in a small but statistically significant increase in the response rate of physicians to a mail survey. This method may be a cost-effective option when applied to large surveys...
  9. pmc Response rates in postal surveys of healthcare professionals between 1996 and 2005: an observational study
    Julia V Cook
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, 21 Claremont Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:160. 2009
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  10. ncbi Survey nonresponse is associated with increased mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in a community population
    Markku Kauppi
    Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Heinola, Finland
    J Rheumatol 32:807-10. 2005
    ..To determine whether nonresponse to a mailed health survey predicts mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in a community sample in Finland...
  11. pmc Improving the response rates to questionnaires
    Liam Smeeth
    BMJ 324:1168-9. 2002
  12. ncbi Match rate and positional accuracy of two geocoding methods for epidemiologic research
    F Benjamin Zhan
    Department of Geography, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:842-9. 2006
    ..This study compares the match rate and positional accuracy of two geocoding methods: the popular geocoding tool in ArcGIS 9.1 and the Centrus GeoCoder for ArcGIS...
  13. pmc Investigation of bioterrorism-related anthrax, United States, 2001: epidemiologic findings
    Daniel B Jernigan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1019-28. 2002
    ..Continued vigilance for cases is needed among health-care providers and members of the public health and law enforcement communities...
  14. ncbi Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers
    Helen Harcombe
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:437-41. 2009
    ..To describe the prevalence, characteristics and impact of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in New Zealand nurses, postal workers and office workers...
  15. pmc Equivalence of mail and telephone responses to the CAHPS Hospital Survey
    Han de Vries
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:2120-39. 2005
    ..To estimate the effect of survey mode (mail versus telephone) on reports and ratings of hospital care...
  16. ncbi Mailed prescriber feedback in addition to a clinical guideline has no impact: a randomised, controlled trial
    Jens Søndergaard
    Research Unit of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C
    Scand J Prim Health Care 21:47-51. 2003
    ..To evaluate the impact of feedback on the prescribing of antibiotics supplementary to clinical guidelines in the treatment of respiratory tract infections...
  17. ncbi Web-based and mailed questionnaires: a comparison of response rates and compliance
    Katarina Augustsson Bälter
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 16:577-9. 2005
    ..We assessed response rates and compliance for a printed questionnaire and a Web questionnaire in a Swedish population-based study and explored the influence of adding personalized feedback to the Web questionnaire...
  18. ncbi Postcard intervention for repeat self-harm: randomised controlled trial
    Annette L Beautrais
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, 464 Congress Avenue, Suite 260, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 197:55-60. 2010
    ..Self-harm and suicidal behaviour are common reasons for emergency department presentation. Those who present with self-harm have an elevated risk of further suicidal behaviour and death...
  19. pmc Zip code caveat: bias due to spatiotemporal mismatches between zip codes and US census-defined geographic areas--the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1100-2. 2002
  20. pmc Epidemiologic investigations of bioterrorism-related anthrax, New Jersey, 2001
    Carolyn M Greene
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1048-55. 2002
    ..anthracis-containing letters were processed. Cross-contaminated mail or equipment was the likely source of infection in two other case-patients with cutaneous anthrax...
  21. pmc Mailborne transmission of anthrax: Modeling and implications
    Glenn F Webb
    Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7027-32. 2002
    ..The model simulates the recent outbreak in the United States, and provides a general framework to investigate the potential impact of possible future outbreaks...
  22. pmc Adherence to antimicrobial inhalational anthrax prophylaxis among postal workers, Washington, D.C., 2001
    Mariaelena D Jefferds
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1138-44. 2002
    ..C., Processing and Distribution Center of the U.S. Postal Service; inhalational anthrax developed in four workers at this facility...
  23. pmc Does a monetary incentive improve the response to a postal questionnaire in a randomised controlled trial? The MINT incentive study
    Simon Gates
    Warwick Medical School Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Trials 10:44. 2009
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  24. ncbi Mode effects for collecting alcohol and other drug use data: Web and U.S. mail
    Sean Esteban McCabe
    University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center, 47S Market Place, Suite D, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 1649, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:755-61. 2002
    ..The present study examined mode effects for collecting alcohol and other drug use data using a Web-based survey mode and a U.S. mail-based survey mode for comparison...
  25. ncbi Effects of survey mode on self-reports of adult alcohol consumption: a comparison of mail, web and telephone approaches
    Michael W Link
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 66:239-45. 2005
    ..The present study examines differences in self-reports of alcohol consumption among adult members of the general public surveyed by mail, Web and telephone...
  26. pmc Inhalational anthrax outbreak among postal workers, Washington, D.C., 2001
    Puneet K Dewan
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1066-72. 2002
    ..Prophylaxis was necessary for all employees. To protect postal workers against bioterrorism, measures to reduce the risk of occupational exposure are necessary...
  27. pmc Effect of mailed feedback on drug prescribing profiles in general practice: a seven-year longitudinal study in Storstrøm County, Denmark
    Keld Vægter
    Uppsala University, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Uppsala, Sweden
    Ups J Med Sci 115:238-44. 2010
    ..Most short-term studies showed no effect. However, the issue has not been tested in long-term studies involving the local general practitioner community...
  28. pmc Maximising response to postal questionnaires--a systematic review of randomised trials in health research
    Rachel A Nakash
    Warwick Emergency Care and Rehabilitation, Warwick Medical School, Gibbet Hill Campus, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this review is to assess the efficacy of methods of increasing response to postal questionnaires in health care studies on patient populations...
  29. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a controlled comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e39. 2004
    ..Low response rates among surgeons can threaten the validity of surveys. Internet technologies may reduce the time, effort, and financial resources needed to conduct surveys...
  30. ncbi Collecting saliva by mail for genetic and cotinine analyses in participants recruited through the Internet
    Jean Francois Etter
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, CMU, 1 rue Michel Servet, Geneva 4, CH 1211, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:833-8. 2005
    ..This approach should be valuable for genetic epidemiology and pharmacogenetic research...
  31. ncbi The impact of a worksite migraine intervention program on work productivity, productivity costs, and non-workplace impairment among Spanish postal service employees from an employer perspective
    Teofila Vicente-Herrero
    Correos y Telégrafos de España, Valencia, Spain
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:1805-14. 2004
    ..Migraine is associated with a significant productivity loss to employers, who may benefit from making a migraine intervention available to their employees...
  32. ncbi Patient satisfaction measurement strategies: a comparison of phone and mail methods
    T E Burroughs
    BJC Center for Healthcare Quality and Effectiveness, 600 South Taylor Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:349-61. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi Alternative modes for health surveillance surveys: an experiment with web, mail, and telephone
    Michael W Link
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiology 16:701-4. 2005
    ..Little is known, however, about how responses obtained in Web surveys compare with those from mail or telephone surveys...
  34. pmc Comparing web and mail responses in a mixed mode survey in college alcohol use research
    Sean Esteban McCabe
    Substance Abuse Research Center, The University of Michigan, 2025 Traverwood, Suite C, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 2194, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1619-27. 2006
    ..This exploratory study examined potential mode effects (web versus U.S. mail) in a mixed mode design survey of alcohol use at eight U.S. colleges...
  35. pmc Effect of paper quality on the response rate to a postal survey: a randomised controlled trial. ISRCTN 32032031
    T J Clark
    Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 1:12. 2001
    ..Response rates to surveys are declining and this threatens the validity and generalisability of their findings. We wanted to determine whether paper quality influences the response rate to postal surveys..
  36. ncbi Randomized trial of financial incentives and delivery methods for improving response to a mailed questionnaire
    Michele Morin Doody
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:643-51. 2003
    ..07). A 1.00 US dollar bill, chosen instead of the 2.00 US dollars bill because of substantially lower overall cost and sent by first-class mail to the remaining 42,717 nonresponders, increased response from 64% to 72%...
  37. pmc Effect of prize draw incentive on the response rate to a postal survey of obstetricians and gynaecologists: a randomised controlled trial. [ISRCTN32823119]
    Sharon H Moses
    Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester WR5 1DD UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:14. 2004
    ..We wanted to establish whether the incentive of being entered into a prize draw to win a personal digital assistant (PDA) would increase the response rate for a national survey of consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists...
  38. ncbi Differences in mail and telephone responses to self-rated health: use of multiple imputation in correcting for response bias
    J R Powers
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:149-54. 2005
    ..To estimate differences in self-rated health by mode of administration and to assess the value of multiple imputation to make self-rated health comparable for telephone and mail...
  39. pmc No increase in response rate by adding a web response option to a postal population survey: a randomized trial
    Jan Brøgger
    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Helse Bergen Health Authority, N 5021 Bergen, Norway
    J Med Internet Res 9:e40. 2007
    ..It is unclear whether providing the option to respond via Internet increases the response rate, and to what degree the results will differ...
  40. pmc Mixing web and mail methods in a survey of physicians
    Timothy J Beebe
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1219-34. 2007
    ..To assess the effects of two different mixed-mode (mail and web survey) combinations on response rates, response times, and nonresponse bias in a sample of primary care and specialty internal medicine physicians...
  41. pmc Towards socially inclusive research: an evaluation of telephone questionnaire administration in a multilingual population
    Elizabeth Dormandy
    Department of Psychology at Guy s, Health Psychology Section Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:2. 2008
    ..This study describes the response rate, questionnaire responses and financial costs associated with offering participants from a multilingual population the option to complete questionnaires over the telephone...
  42. ncbi Comparison of web and mail surveys in collecting illicit drug use data: a randomized experiment
    Sean Esteban McCabe
    The University of Michigan, USA
    J Drug Educ 34:61-72. 2004
    ..Although additional research is needed involving more diverse samples, these findings bode well for using Web surveys in college-based research...
  43. ncbi A randomized controlled trial of postcrisis suicide prevention
    J A Motto
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, CA 94143, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 52:828-33. 2001
    ..This influence was hypothesized to result from the development of a feeling of connectedness and to be most pertinent to high-risk individuals who refuse to remain in the health care system...
  44. ncbi Response and non-response to postal questionnaire follow-up in a clinical trial--a qualitative study of the patient's perspective
    Rachel A Nakash
    Warwick Emergency Care adn Rehabilitation, University of Warwick, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 14:226-35. 2008
    ..This qualitative study, nested within an acute injury RCT, examines factors affecting response and non-response from the clinical trial participant's perspective...
  45. ncbi Detection of memory impairment in the general population: screening by questionnaire and telephone compared to subsequent face-to-face assessment
    Jannique G Z van Uffelen
    Research Center Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:203-10. 2007
    ..Development of efficient methods for identifying subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) from the general population is warranted, because these subjects represent an important group for (epidemiological) research purposes...
  46. pmc Anthrax postexposure prophylaxis in postal workers, Connecticut, 2001
    Jennifer L Williams
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1133-7. 2002
    ..The influence of these concerns on adherence suggests that communication about risks of acquiring anthrax, education about adverse events, and careful management of adverse events are essential elements in increasing adherence...
  47. ncbi Primer postcard improves postal survey response rates
    M Pirotta
    Department of General Practice and Public Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:196-7. 1999
    ..This study measures the effect of an intervention to improve mailed survey response rates...
  48. ncbi Study of return rate and return time of undeliverable postal letters
    Andrea Schmidt-Pokrzywniak
    Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Halle Wittenberg, Magdeburgerstr 8, 06097, Halle, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:467-70. 2010
    ..Three hundred and three letters (98.2%) were returned as undeliverable. The return rates only slightly differed by layout of the envelopes, region and deliverer...
  49. pmc Environmental sampling for spores of Bacillus anthracis
    Eyasu H Teshale
    Centers for Desease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1083-7. 2002
    On November 11, 2001, following the bioterrorism-related anthrax attacks, the U.S. Postal Service collected samples at the Southern Connecticut Processing and Distribution Center; all samples were negative for Bacillus anthracis...
  50. ncbi Effects of incentive size and timing on response rates to a follow-up wave of a longitudinal mailed survey
    R L Collins
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Eval Rev 24:347-63. 2000
    ..The discussion centers on motivations for participating in research and differences in the incentives likely to promote continued response versus initial study enrollment...
  51. ncbi Health surveys in the workplace: comparison of postal, email and World Wide Web methods
    R Jones
    Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 49:556-8. 1999
    ..The rapid changes in the spread and use of information technology means we have to keep reassessing the methods we use for health surveys in the workplace...
  52. pmc Questionnaires in clinical trials: guidelines for optimal design and administration
    Phil Edwards
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trials 11:2. 2010
    ..Theory-based guidelines for style, appearance, and layout of self-administered questionnaires have been proposed but require evaluation...
  53. pmc Postcards from the EDge project: randomised controlled trial of an intervention using postcards to reduce repetition of hospital treated deliberate self poisoning
    Gregory L Carter
    Suicide Prevention Research Unit, Centre for Mental Health Studies, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMJ 331:805. 2005
    ..To determine whether an intervention using postcards (postcards from the EDge project) reduces repetitions of hospital treated deliberate self poisoning...
  54. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e30. 2004
    ..Low response rates among surgeons can threaten the validity of surveys. Internet technologies may reduce the time, effort, and financial resources needed to conduct surveys...
  55. ncbi Post office box addresses: a challenge for geographic information system-based studies
    Susan E Hurley
    Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA, USA
    Epidemiology 14:386-91. 2003
    ..In a study of California women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1988 and 1997, we needed to locate the residential addresses of 4,537 women with post office boxes (POBs)...
  56. ncbi Comparison of e-mail, fax, and postal surveys of pediatricians
    Shawn R McMahon
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, assigned to National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e299-303. 2003
    ..To compare 3 communication modes (postal, fax, and e-mail) in a rotavirus vaccine physician survey...
  57. ncbi Incentives increased return rates but did not influence partial nonresponse or treatment outcome in a randomized trial
    Jörg Dirmaier
    University Medical Center, Department of Medical Psychology, Martinistrasse 52, Building S35, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1263-70. 2007
    ..Additionally, effects on partial nonresponse and the assessment of treatment outcome were examined...
  58. ncbi In a mailed physician survey, questionnaire length had a threshold effect on response rate
    Christopher Jepson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Room 4017, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:103-5. 2005
    ..To examine the association between questionnaire length and response rate in a mailed survey of generalist physicians randomly selected from the American Medical Association master file...
  59. ncbi Mail surveys resulted in more reports of substance use than telephone surveys
    Timothy J Beebe
    Survey Research Center, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S W, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:421-4. 2005
    ..To determine to what extent the substance-use information obtained in surveys is affected by method of data collection...
  60. ncbi Prospective comparison of endoscopy patient satisfaction surveys: e-mail versus standard mail versus telephone
    G C Harewood
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:3312-7. 2001
    ..The satisfaction levels of the responders may underestimate the overall satisfaction of the population being surveyed...
  61. ncbi Mode of delivery, but not questionnaire length, affected response in an epidemiological study of eating-disordered behavior
    J M Mond
    Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, 700 First Ave South, Fargo, North Dakota 58103, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1167-71. 2004
    ..The effects of questionnaire length and mode of delivery on response rates were examined in an epidemiological study of eating-disordered behavior...
  62. ncbi Mail order pharmacy--savings or added cost?
    Thomas Kaye
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, USA
    Manag Care 12:33-5. 2003
  63. ncbi Influence of follow-up methodology and completeness on apparent clinical outcome of fundoplication
    Robert Ludemann
    University of Adelaide Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terruce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
    Am J Surg 186:143-7. 2003
    ..Mail-out responses, however, are rarely complete, and patients returning mail-out questionnaires might be different from patients who do not return questionnaires...
  64. pmc A randomised controlled trial to determine the effect on response of including a lottery incentive in health surveys [ISRCTN32203485]
    L M Roberts
    Dept Primary Care and General Practice, Division of Primary Care, Public and Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:30. 2004
    ..Three previous papers report on the effectiveness of lottery incentives with contradictory results. This study aimed to determine the effect of including a lottery-style incentive on response rates to a postal health survey...
  65. ncbi Generic dispensing and substitution in mail and retail pharmacies
    Marta Wosinska
    Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..An alternative measure--one that fully controls for differences in price and indications across molecules within a category--eliminates the discrepancy in dispensing rates...
  66. ncbi Why do people report better health by phone than by mail?
    Noel T Brewer
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Med Care 42:875-83. 2004
    ..Past research shows that fewer health symptoms are reported by phone than by mail...
  67. ncbi Survey postal questionnaire: optimising response and dealing with non-response
    Elizabeth A Curtis
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Ireland
    Nurse Res 16:76-88. 2009
    ..This paper by Elizabeth Curtis and Richard Redmond aims to raise awareness about non-response in survey research and to suggest strategies researchers can use for increasing response rates...
  68. ncbi Questionnaire order significantly increased response to a postal survey sent to primary care physicians
    Frances J Drummond
    National Cancer Registry, Ireland, Elm Court, Boreenmanna Road, Cork, Ireland
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:177-85. 2008
    ..Difficulties in achieving adequate response rates among physicians have been reported. We investigated the effect of two low-cost interventions on response to a primary care physician postal questionnaire...
  69. ncbi Increasing response rates in a survey of Medicaid enrollees: the effect of a prepaid monetary incentive and mixed modes (mail and telephone)
    Timothy J Beebe
    Survey Research Center, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Med Care 43:411-4. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the effect of pairing a mixed-mode mail and telephone methodology with a prepaid US 2.00 dollars cash incentive on response rates in a survey of Medicaid enrollees stratified by race and ethnicity...
  70. ncbi Mail-order prescriptions requiring clarification contact with the prescriber: prevalence, reasons, and implications
    Richard A Feifer
    Medco Health Solutions Inc, NJ 07417, USA
    J Manag Care Pharm 9:346-52. 2003
    ..While essential to reduce the likelihood of potential patient harm, clarification contacts are time-consuming for pharmacists and prescribers. The scope of the issue and the factors that contribute to it are not well understood...
  71. pmc The effect of a monetary incentive on return of a postal health and development questionnaire: a randomised trial [ISRCTN53994660]
    Sara Kenyon
    Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:55. 2005
    ..There was a lack of evidence available relating to use of a monetary incentive to improve the response rate in the healthcare setting...
  72. pmc Bacillus anthracis aerosolization associated with a contaminated mail sorting machine
    Peter M Dull
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:1044-7. 2002
    ..anthracis-containing particles routinely inhaled by asymptomatic, unvaccinated workers in a goat-hair mill...
  73. ncbi Do postage-stamps increase response rates to postal surveys? A randomized controlled trial
    R A Harrison
    Directorate of Public Health, Wigan and Bolton Health Authority, Wigan, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 31:872-4. 2002
  74. ncbi A comparison of cigarette smokers recruited through the Internet or by mail
    J F Etter
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 30:521-5. 2001
    ..To compare smokers recruited by mail or through the Internet...
  75. pmc Promoting sun safety among US Postal Service letter carriers: impact of a 2-year intervention
    Joni A Mayer
    Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego 92123, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:559-65. 2007
    We examined whether US Postal Service letter carriers who received a sun safety intervention would wear wide-brim hats and sunscreen significantly more often than those who did not receive the intervention.
  76. pmc Cost effectiveness of recruitment methods in an obesity prevention trial for young children
    Jodie L Robinson
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York, Farber Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214 3000, USA
    Prev Med 44:499-503. 2007
    ..Recruitment of participants for clinical trials requires considerable effort and cost. There is no research on the cost effectiveness of recruitment methods for an obesity prevention trial of young children...
  77. ncbi Comparison of telephone and postal survey modes on respiratory symptoms and risk factors
    Jan Brøgger
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Am J Epidemiol 155:572-6. 2002
    ..The telephone survey mode gave more complete information. Survey mode may have a moderate effect on study results, depending on the specific questions asked...
  78. ncbi A mail survey of United States hematologists and oncologists: a comparison of business reply versus stamped return envelopes
    M B Streiff
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:430-2. 2001
    ..62 for business reply envelopes versus $1.82 for stamped return envelopes. We conclude that stamped return envelopes are a more effective and cost-efficient means of procuring data from physician specialists...
  79. ncbi Mail-order pharmacy. Teaching your patients to use it safely
    D F Chant
    Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 16:438-42. 1998
    ..This article discusses the advantages and risks of using this service and presents guidelines that can maximize the safety of mail-order pharmacy...
  80. pmc On the use of ZIP codes and ZIP code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) for the spatial analysis of epidemiological data
    Tony H Grubesic
    Department of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 7100, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:58. 2006
    ..Problems associated with these units for detecting spatial patterns of disease are explored...
  81. ncbi Response rate, speed, and completeness: a comparison of Internet-based and mail surveys
    Allen D Truell
    College of Business, Department of Business Education and Office Administration, WB 243, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA
    Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 34:46-9. 2002
    ..Although Internet-based and mail surveys achieved a similar response rate, Internet-based surveys may be more effective than mail surveys in a setting such as when the target population has both e-mail and Internet access...
  82. ncbi Postal surveys of physicians gave superior response rates over telephone interviews in a randomized trial
    Jane S Hocking
    Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health Research, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health and the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:521-4. 2006
    ..To compare general practitioner (GP) response to a telephone interview with response to a postal survey with three reminders in a randomized controlled trial...
  83. ncbi Address-based versus random-digit-dial surveys: comparison of key health and risk indicators
    Michael W Link
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30351, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1019-25. 2006
    ..System, the authors administered a mail survey to selected household members sampled from addresses in a US Postal Service database...
  84. ncbi E-mail versus conventional postal mail survey of geriatric chiefs
    D B Raziano
    Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Gerontologist 41:799-804. 2001
    ..The main aim of the survey was to collect descriptive information on the existence of Acute Care for Elders units and their characteristics by surveying geriatric division chiefs...
  85. ncbi Community-based recruitment strategies for a longitudinal interventional study: the VECAT experience
    S K Garrett
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Ashley Ricketson Centre, Caulfield General Medical Centre, 260 294 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:541-8. 2000
    ..Although the electoral roll mail-out and newspaper advertising were the most efficient for this study, other methods may be of value for studies with different subject selection criteria...
  86. ncbi Estimates of smoking and related behaviour in an immigrant Lebanese community: does survey method matter?
    C Rissel
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:534-7. 1999
    ..To estimate the prevalence of smoking, stage-of-change and GP advice to quit in the Sydney Lebanese community and whether these findings varied by survey method...
  87. ncbi Surveying physicians: do components of the "Total Design Approach" to optimizing survey response rates apply to physicians?
    Terry S Field
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Fallon Healthcare System, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, USA
    Med Care 40:596-605. 2002
    ..The impact of this approach on response rates among physicians is uncertain...
  88. ncbi Detailed postal feedback about prescribing to asthma patients combined with a guideline statement showed no impact: a randomised controlled trial
    Jens Søndergaard
    Research Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense University, Odense, Denmark
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 58:127-32. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effects of postal feedback with clinically relevant data on general practitioners' prescribing compared with feedback with aggregate data on prescribing patterns of asthma drugs...
  89. ncbi Nonresponse bias and cost-effectiveness in a Norwegian survey of family physicians
    Oyvind A Bjertnaes
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway
    Eval Health Prof 31:65-80. 2008
    ..In addition, the cost-effectiveness of the final reminders was poor...
  90. ncbi Do we need a "virtual" program infrastructure for worksite and population health promotion efforts?
    Larry S Chapman
    Summex Health Management, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:1-7, iii. 2006
    ..A set of eleven interventions are described and recommended technical specifications are presented...
  91. ncbi What do pediatric primary care providers think are important research questions? A perspective from PROS providers
    Alyna Chien
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:352-5. 2006
    ..To describe what pediatric primary care providers involved in the Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) research network think are important yet inadequately addressed questions in pediatric primary care research...
  92. ncbi Comparison of Web and mail surveys for studying secondary consequences associated with substance use: evidence for minimal mode effects
    Sean Esteban McCabe
    Substance Abuse Research Center, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48105 2194, USA
    Addict Behav 31:162-8. 2006
    ..The present study examined the impact of using a Web survey vs. a more traditional mail survey on the reporting of secondary consequences associated with substance use by undergraduate students...
  93. pmc Effect on survey response rate of hand written versus printed signature on a covering letter: randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN67566265]
    Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg
    National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit University of Oxford Old Road Campus Oxford OX3 LF UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:52. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi The effects of survey mode and asking about future intentions on self-reports of colorectal cancer screening
    Timothy J Beebe
    Department of Health Services Research, Survey Research Center, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:785-90. 2008
    ..9%; OR, 1.28; 95% CI, 0.64-2.57). The results suggest that asking about future intentions to get screened before the actual behavior elicits lower, and arguably more truthful reports of CRC screening but mainly in mailed surveys...
  95. ncbi Complementing random-digit-dial telephone surveys with other approaches to collecting sensitive data
    Mirta Galesic
    Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:437-43. 2006
    ..The feasibility of several mixed mode designs is discussed; none of them stands out as clearly the right choice for surveys on sensitive issues, which implies increased need for methodologic research...
  96. ncbi Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to validate self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using the National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Screening questionnaire...
  97. ncbi A pilot study evaluating a minimal contact telephone and mail weight management intervention for primary care patients
    K N Boutelle
    University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 10:e1-5. 2005
    ..This study examined an 8-week telephone and mail weight management intervention for Veterans who are unable to attend frequent clinical visits...
  98. ncbi Use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis: a national survey of practicing United States rheumatologists
    Khalid M Kamal
    Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Bayer Learning Center, 600 Forbes Avenue, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    Joint Bone Spine 73:718-24. 2006
    ..To determine the prescribing practices, laboratory monitoring protocols, and perceived barriers of United States rheumatologists in prescribing tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  99. ncbi Identifying churches for community-based mammography promotion: lessons from the LAMP study
    Naihua Duan
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Center for Community Health, University of California at Los Angeles 90024 6543, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:536-48. 2005
    ..For programs with limited resources and less emphasis on comprehensive coverage, using religious sources alone is recommended...
  100. ncbi Reliability of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Ingvild Kjeken
    National Resource Center for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology and Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway
    J Rheumatol 32:1503-9. 2005
    ..The main aim of our study was to examine the test-retest reliability of the Norwegian version of the COPM in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in 3 different retest modes of data collection...
  101. pmc Predictors of locating women six to eight years after contact: internet resources at recruitment may help to improve response rates in longitudinal research
    Suzanne M Cadarette
    Osteoporosis Research Program, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of locating women requiring tracing using publicly available methods (primarily Internet searches), and to determine the additional benefit of vital statistics linkages...

Research Grants65

  1. Health Information National Trends Survey -- HINTS 3
    Susan Crystal Mansour; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The second frame is a national listing of addresses available from the United States Postal Service (USPS). This list is relatively comprehensive and includes both telephone and non-telephone households...
  2. Molecular and Immunologic Analysis of the Pathobiology of Human Anthrax
    KENNETH MARK COGGESHALL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Indeed, this is exactly what happened after the US Postal Service Center attacks in 2001...
  3. DIETARY ETIOLOGIES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND PARKINSONS
    Alberto Ascherio; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Fatal events are identified by next-of-kin, postal service, or the National Death Index and confirmed by hospital records and other additional information...
  4. Universal Influenza Matrix 2 Subunit Vaccine
    William Ernst; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..as both military and civilian populations have been targeted for attack with anthrax spores through the US Postal Service. This attack has put the United States on high alert and has been a major impetus to the restructuring of our ..
  5. Microbial Fingerprinting Chip and Automated Analysis
    DON DALY; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..anthracis released into the U.S. Postal Service highlights the continued need for a rapid, automated, objective, and high-resolution diagnostic system for ..
  6. Rapid Vaccine Development System
    Gary Fujii; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The exposure of up to tens of thousands of people to anthrax spores through the US Postal Service this past autumn sparked this fear, and hence, has generated an urgent need to develop new methods to rapidly ..
  7. A Cost-Effective OPH Multilayer Modified Microcantilever for Detection of OPs
    Karen Xu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..by the company include government agencies such as Homeland Security, Agriculture, EPA, Defense and the Postal Service, as well as similar state agencies...
  8. Development of a virus vector vaccine against anthrax
    Baoling Ying; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..S. postal service. These attacks combined with questions concerning the safety of the current vaccine against B...
  9. Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use among College Students
    SEAN MCCABE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Findings from this research will have important implications for the understanding of the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of prescription drug abuse. ..
  10. Epidemiology of Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States
    SEAN MCCABE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will help identify risk factors for substance abuse. Most importantly, the findings will provide guidance for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of prescription drug abuse. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Prescription Drug Abuse Among College Students
    SEAN MCCABE; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  12. Protective Influence of Residential Learning Communities
    SEAN MCCABE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..At each measurement point, participants will complete a set of measures that assess substance use behaviors and constructs addressed by RLCs. ..
  13. Sexual Orientation, Substance Use and Mental Health
    SEAN MCCABE; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Maintenance Tailored Obesity Treatment
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Environmental Intervention for Weight Gain Prevention
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..It is also anticipated that the effects of the intervention on behavior and weight will be related to degree of exposure to intervention activities. ..
  16. THEORY-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR SMOKING AND OBESITY
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Because unmet expectations are thought to pose a greater problem for weight control, this manipulation is expected to have a greater effect on weight loss than on smoking cessation. ..
  17. DIETARY INTERVENTION METHODS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Outcome measures will be obesity reflected in changes in weight, body composition, body fat distribution, and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), with the latter assessed only on subjects at the Pittsburgh Center, ..
  18. OBESITY TREATMENT IN A MANAGED CARE SETTING
    Robert Jeffery; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It also addresses important issues of cost and population outreach, and would provide a basis for determining whether such weight management systems are economically viable for primary health care providers. ..
  19. Race & Breast Cancer Estrogen Receptor Status: Impact of Class and Missing Data
    Nancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Enhancing Adherence in Type 2 Diabetics
    MARY SEVICK; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The intervention participants will be compared to an attention control group exposed to seminars and newsletters. Measurements will occur at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  21. Ectopic Pregnancy: Assessing Long-Term Trends in Rates and Risk Factors
    Delia Scholes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. NORTHWEST CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This mix of disciplines is essential to support the infrastructure required to collect crucial data on individuals seeking genetic testing, as well as those with known family histories. ..
  23. Race effects in oncologists' end-of-life communication
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The public health impact of this study is that we may prevent some suffering by African Americans at the end of life by understanding communication patterns between patients and oncologists. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. Colon Cancer Prevention in Low Income Housing Sites
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  25. Diabetes Care for Korean Americans
    Miyong Kim; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Insights gained in this pilot investigation should help us to develop effective, culturally sensitive self-help protocols for wider application to KAI with type 2 DM in metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  26. Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Increase Exercise/Physical Acivity
    Vicki Conn; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The compelling importance and broad scope of this work make funding necessary to achieve these important aims. ..
  27. Evaluating Alternative Retinopathy Screening Approaches
    CHARLES BASCH; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These interventions are practical, have potential for widespread dissemination, and can translate basic and clinical research to achieve public health benefits. ..
  28. Economic Contextual Influences on Population Diet and Obesity
    Lisa Powell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. Reducing Health Disparities at End of Life
    Ardith Z Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project will evaluate the effect of the web-based training for primary health clinicians on quality of end of life communication as assessed by patients and with content-based coding of clinician communication with patients. ..
  30. A Web-Based Smoking Intervention for Cancer Survivors
    Karen Emmons; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Additionally, this study will make significant steps toward dissemination of tested smoking cessation interventions among cancer survivors. ..
  31. Cardiac care in specialty and general hospitals
    Peter M Cram; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Together these analyses will provide much needed information on the relative quality of care provided by specialty cardiac hospitals to policy makers, payors, providers and patients. ..
  32. Cost-effectiveness of automated telephone outreach in patients with lung disease
    David H Smith; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will carry out an evaluation of the cost-effectiveness (efficiency) of the automated phone calls. (End of Abstract) ..
  33. Tailored Navigation in CRC Screening
    Ronald E Myers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Determining how to increase CRC screening among African Americans will help to reduce disparities in disease incidence and mortality. ..
  34. Enhancing Cultural Congruence in Hospice Care
    Ardith Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results will be instrumental in improving culturally congruent palliative care. ..
  35. Improving Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Osteoporosis
    Peter Cram; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finally, this work will serve as a model for examining the barriers to and improving treatment of other chronic diseases identified through screening. ..
  36. Obesity as a Barrier to Patient-Physician Communication
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  37. Long-term Opioid Management of Chronic Pain: Trends and Risks
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will extend these analyses by studying the effects of long-term opioid therapy on other adverse events including: all-cause and opioid-related hospitalization;opioid overdose;and onset of recognized mood disorder. ..
  38. Informed Decision Making Regarding PSA Screening
    Roshan Bastani; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Community-based Skin Cancer Prevention Research
    Joni Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  40. Indicated Prevention with At-Risk Gamblers
    Mary Larimer; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In addition, there is virtually no research evaluating mediators or moderators of gambling intervention efficacy. ..
  41. COLORECTAL CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS OF THE GI TRACT
    Alfred Neugut; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. AREA-BASED SOCIOECONOMIC MEASURES FOR HEALTH DATA
    Nancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  43. Increasing Colon Cancer Screening in Primary Care
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..4) Identify variables associated with screening compliance and decision-making stage. (5) Evaluate intervention cost- effectiveness relative to screening compliance. ..
  44. SUN SAFETY INTERVENTION FOR POSTAL CARRIERS
    Joni Mayer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..and evaluate an environmentally-based intervention for promoting sun safety behaviors among United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) outdoor carriers...
  45. TAILORED COMMUNICATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING
    CHARLES BASCH; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This proposal addresses the need for research assessing tailored communications to increase CRC screening in minority groups. ..
  46. Cancer in Older Minority Populations
    Alfred Neugut; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Coordination of this P20 will be facilitated by the geographic proximity of the two institutions, their scientific strengths, and their commitment to similar programs. ..
  47. COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS
    Roshan Bastani; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Secondary analysis will examine the predictive value of our theoretical framework in modeling adherence behavior and psychological distress. Cost effectiveness of the intervention will also be assessed. ..
  48. Work-Strain, Career Course and Research Integrity
    Brian Martinson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  49. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  50. Thought, Affect, and Motivation to Quit Smoking
    Kevin McCaul; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The data will have implications for constructing risk messages and for how health professionals might encourage quit attempts among the millions of Americans who continue to smoke. ..
  51. A Four-Year Church-Based Intervention for Latinas
    Angela Sauaia; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A generalized estimating equations analysis will be used to model the effect of the intervention over time and compare the disparity rates of the three insurance coverage groups. ..
  52. PARTNER ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS FOR PREGNANT SMOKERS
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcomes of interest will be rates of smoking cessation among pregnant women and levels of perceived partner support for cessation at all follow-ups. ..
  53. Cadmium Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk
    Jane McElroy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The study team brings together expertise in breast cancer and environmental epidemiology, laboratory science, and biostatistics to efficiently address the role of cadmium in the etiology of breast cancer. ..
  54. Geocoding, Census Data & Social Disparities in Health
    Nancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  55. TV VIEWING & ADOLESCENTS SEXUAL ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR
    Rebecca Collins; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results will illuminate the nature of the relationship between television sexual content and adolescent sexual behavior, as well as its consequences for sexual health and sexual partnerships. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  56. Social Role Disability and Mental-Physical Co-Morbidity
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. A Temporal-Spatial Analysis of Breast Cancer in Upper C*
    Veronica Vieira; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..By learning where breast cancer "hot spots" are and if they grow, intensify, or move over time, researchers will have a better understanding of how environmental risk factors may be involved. ..
  58. Procedural Justice, Identity, and Research Integrity
    Brian Martinson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  59. Cancer Worry and Health-Protective Behaviors
    Kevin McCaul; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Developing a Score of Communicative Participation
    Kathryn Yorkston; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, the PIs will generate a long-term research plan to continue the validation process. This plan will serve as a proposal for a research project grant (R01) funding by NIH. ..
  61. Dietary Adherence Enhancement in Peritoneal Dialysis
    MARY SEVICK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Measurements will occur as baseline, 4 months, and 8 months for both groups. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. Reducing snack food variety during obesity treatment
    Hollie Raynor; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This will be the first investigation to examine methods of manipulating dietary variety that can be adhered to over time and that influence intake, weight loss, and weight loss maintenance. ..
  63. SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: EFFECT ON SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
    Bradley Stein; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  64. COHORT STUDY OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND CANCER RISK
    Emily White; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If a beneficial effect is found, it could be translated into highly cost effective cancer control measures. ..
  65. High Blood Pressure Care for Korean Americans
    Miyong Kim; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..