Response rate to a survey in India

Gupta, Nalina and Solomon, John M and Raja, Kavitha (2009) Response rate to a survey in India. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 3 (3). pp. 55-57.

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Background & objective : Response rate to a survey in India varied from 23% to 43.2%, in studies done on practitioners. If this is the response rate from the practitioners in India, it is a logical assumption that the response from the patient population would be similar. The aim of this article is to describe the response rate to a survey in India. Our study was to collect data regarding morbidity of individuals with paraplegia in India, as there is no reliable database existing. Methods: The study was done by three methods: i) by sending the questionnaires to the addresses retrieved from the medical record section ii) by sending the questionnaires to the Directors and the Heads of the Departments of Physiotherapy of various institutes all over India and iii) by personal visits to various centers, specialized in spinal cord injury or paraplegia, all over India. Results : Response rate was 100% when personal visits were made, 33.8% with direct patients’ mailings and 8.7% with institutes’ mailings. Interpretation Response rate was poorer with institutes’ mailings than with that of direct patients’ mailings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postal survey, Questionnaire based survey, Survey
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 04:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2012 04:09

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