Designing Incentives to Maximize Survey Returns in Conducting Clinical Research

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149544
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Designing Incentives to Maximize Survey Returns in Conducting Clinical Research
Abstract:
Designing Incentives to Maximize Survey Returns in Conducting Clinical Research
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Payne, Jeanne, RN, APRN, MSN, MBA
P.I. Institution Name:Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System
Title:Magnet Project Manager
Co-Authors:Beverly Maloney, RN, APRN, CNS, MSN, CCRN; Mary McLaughlin-Davis, RN, MSN, CNS, CCM; Joann Schultz, MSN, APRN, CNS, BC, CCM, CCRN; Jean Ellsworth-Wolk, RN, MS, AOCN; Mary Montague, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, CWOCN; Mary K. Anthony, RN, PhD
[Clinical session research presentation] Background:  A Research Council (RC) of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) was developed in March 2005 to advance nursing research at three community hospitals in the mid-west. A Nurses? Diabetes Survey was developed and distributed to eligible medical-surgical nurses. A comprehensive plan was developed to maximize return rates.Purpose: Describe the methodology to maximize staff nurse participation in the research process and compare return rates of surveys based on incentives utilized.Methodology: A plan was developed for data collection and use of incentives to achieve response rates, enlisting administrative support, as well as survey dissemination and retrieval.  Incentives were planned to maximize returns such as on-going personal contact 24/7, candy upon completion of the survey, and fruit baskets for nursing units with at least a 60% return rate. Results: Hospital one (N=214), which followed the plan, experienced the highest rate of return at 67%.  Hospital two (N=138) followed the plan except for the face-to-face interaction when distributing the surveys and had a 58% return. Hospital three (N=76) followed the plan on only one unit which had a greater than 60% return.  The plan was not able to be followed on the remaining units and the overall return rate was 25%. A review of the process indicated that hospital one had distributed all surveys face-to-face while the other two hospitals placed the surveys in nurses? mailboxes. Conclusions: Using a plan that includes administrative support, face-to-face distribution and tangible incentives for completion had the best rate of survey return. Prior studies that focus on only a single method have typically not produced the same level of response rates as when a more comprehensive approach is used that addresses all phases of the data collection process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDesigning Incentives to Maximize Survey Returns in Conducting Clinical Researchen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149544-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Designing Incentives to Maximize Survey Returns in Conducting Clinical Research</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Payne, Jeanne, RN, APRN, MSN, MBA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Magnet Project Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jeanne.payne@fairviewhospital.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Beverly Maloney, RN, APRN, CNS, MSN, CCRN; Mary McLaughlin-Davis, RN, MSN, CNS, CCM; Joann Schultz, MSN, APRN, CNS, BC, CCM, CCRN; Jean Ellsworth-Wolk, RN, MS, AOCN; Mary Montague, RN, MSN, APRN, BC, CWOCN; Mary K. Anthony, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Background: &nbsp;A Research Council (RC) of Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) was developed in March 2005 to advance nursing research at three community hospitals in the mid-west. A Nurses? Diabetes Survey was developed and distributed to eligible medical-surgical nurses.&nbsp;A comprehensive plan was developed to maximize return rates.Purpose: Describe the methodology to maximize staff nurse participation in the research process and compare return rates of surveys based on incentives utilized.Methodology: A plan was developed for data collection and use of incentives to achieve response rates, enlisting administrative support, as well as survey dissemination and retrieval.&nbsp; Incentives were planned to maximize returns such as on-going personal contact 24/7, candy upon completion of the survey, and fruit baskets for nursing units with at least a 60% return rate. Results: Hospital one (N=214), which followed the plan, experienced the highest rate of return at 67%.&nbsp; Hospital two (N=138) followed the plan except for the face-to-face interaction when distributing the surveys and had a 58% return.&nbsp;Hospital three (N=76) followed the plan on only one unit which had a greater than 60% return.&nbsp; The plan was not able to be followed on the remaining units and the overall return rate was 25%. A review of the process indicated that hospital one had distributed all surveys face-to-face while the other two hospitals placed the surveys in nurses? mailboxes.&nbsp;Conclusions: Using a plan that includes administrative support, face-to-face distribution and tangible incentives for completion had the best rate of survey return. Prior studies that focus on only a single method have typically not produced the same level of response rates as when a more comprehensive approach is used that addresses all phases of the data collection process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:04:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:04:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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