A review of how to conduct a surgical survey using a questionnaire

Hing, C. B., Smith, T. O. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1673-2954, Hooper, L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7904-3331, Song, F. and Donell, S. T. (2011) A review of how to conduct a surgical survey using a questionnaire. The Knee, 18. pp. 209-213. ISSN 1873-5800

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Health surveys using questionnaires facilitate the acquisition of information on the knowledge, behaviour, attitudes, perceptions and clinical history of a selected population. Their internal and external validities are threatened by poor design and low response rates. Numerous studies have investigated survey design and administration but care should be taken when generalising findings in different clinical and cultural settings. The current evidence-base suggests that no single mode of survey administration, such as postal, electronic or telephone, is superior to another. Whilst there is no evidence of an ideal response rate relationship to survey validity, response rates can be enhanced by including monetary incentives, providing a time cue, and repeat contact with non-responders. Unlike other modes of experimental data collection, few guidelines currently exist for survey and questionnaire design and response rate should not be considered a direct measure of a survey's quality.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Allied Health Professions
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2022 10:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/21353
DOI: 10.1016/j.knee.2010.10.003

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