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Feedback in web-based questionnaires as incentive to increase compliance in studies on lifestyle factors
Royal Inst Technol, Sch Comp Sci & Commun, Stockholm, Sweden..
Karolinska Inst, Dept Med Epidemiol & Biostat, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Inst, Osher Ctr Integrat Med, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..
Karolinska Inst, Dept Med Epidemiol & Biostat, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden..ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2046-5641
2012 (English)In: Public Health Nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, E-ISSN 1475-2727, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 982-988Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: We explored the use of feedback in interactive web-based questionnaires for collecting data on lifestyle factors in epidemiological studies. Design: Here we report from a cohort study on lifestyle factors and upper respiratory tract infections among 1805 men and women. We introduced interactivity in the form of personalized feedback and feedback on a group level regarding dietary intake, physical activity and incidence of infections in web-based questionnaires as incentives for the respondents to continue answering questions and stay in the study. Setting: The study was performed in Sweden. Subjects: All participants were randomly selected from the population registry. Results: Personalized feedback was offered in the baseline questionnaire and feedback on a group level in the five follow-up questionnaires. In total, 88% of the participants actively chose to get personalized feedback at least once in the baseline questionnaire. The follow-up questionnaires were sent by email and the overall compliance at each follow-up was 83-84%, despite only one reminder. In total, 74% completed all five follow-ups. However, the compliance was higher among those who chose feedback in the baseline questionnaire compared with those who did not choose feedback. Conclusions: The results show that it is possible to use feedback in web questionnaires and that it has the potential to increase compliance. The majority of the participants actively chose to take part in the personalized feedback in the baseline questionnaire and future research should focus on improving the design of the feedback, which may ultimately result in even higher compliance in research studies.

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CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS , 2012. Vol. 15, no 6, p. 982-988
Keywords [en]
Web questionnaire, Feedback, Compliance, Public health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40687DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011003041ISI: 000304742200006PubMedID: 22122870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-40687DiVA, id: diva2:1246019
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved

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