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Purpose of surveys
To obtain info necessary to fulfill the purpose of the study that cannot be obtained in other way
Types of survey study designs
How many times is data collected in a cross-sectional survey?
How many times is data collected in a cross-sectional surveillance?
Survey used to describe population characteristics at a given point in time
Survey used for planning or observing changes over time as a consequence of normal events
Examples of survey designs
What created the IRB, OHRP (office for human research protection) to protect human subjects?
Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45, Part 46)
Roles of surveys in medical research
Assess quality of life
Measure access to health care
Evaluate programs and interventions
Evaluate access, dissemination and use of info
Access knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, satisfaction with services or quality of life
Survey used for evaluating an intervention
Used to make in depth descriptive observations. Data is collected multiple times