Balancing Quality and Cost for Adult Tobacco Telephone surveys

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Objectives : To demonstrate the ability to cost-effectively coordinate Adult Tobacco Survey stakeholder interests while reducing the risk of potential bias.

Methods : Key smoking indicators were compared across 2 surveys and analyzed based on modifications to calling protocols.

Results : Mixed results were found when comparing smoking rates across 2 surveys, by early, mid, and late respondents, and by the number of rufusals. Significant cost sayings can be obtained by reducing the number of telephone call attempts.

Conclusions : Few significant differences may encourage reductions in protocol, but this must be weighed against the possibility of cost-saving measures resulting in biased estimates.

Keywords: adults; health survey; protocol compliance; telephone survey; tobacco

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 2007

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