ERIC Number: EJ1166598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Utility and Cost-Effectiveness of Motivational Messaging to Increase Survey Response in Physicians: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Chan, Randolph C. H.; Mak, Winnie W. S.; Pang, Ingrid H. Y.; Wong, Samuel Y. S.; Tang, Wai Kwong; Lau, Joseph T. F.; Woo, Jean; Lee, Diana T. F.; Cheung, Fanny M.
Field Methods, v30 n1 p37-55 Feb 2018
The present study examined whether, when, and how motivational messaging can boost the response rate of postal surveys for physicians based on Higgin's regulatory focus theory, accounting for its cost-effectiveness. A three-arm, blinded, randomized controlled design was used. A total of 3,270 doctors were randomly selected from the registration list. Results showed that motivational messaging was effective in boosting response rate among younger physicians at relatively low cost when the messages were sent during the delivery of generic invitation letter and questionnaire. However, message framing had no significant impact on postal surveys' response rate. Future postal surveys can consider using motivational messaging to maximize survey participation in physician population without incurring much extra cost.
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Physician Patient Relationship, Randomized Controlled Trials, Computer Mediated Communication, Motivation Techniques, Physicians, Surveys, Age Differences, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong