A randomized trial of the impact of telephone and recorded delivery reminders on the response rate to research questionnaires.

@article{Tai1997ART,
  title={A randomized trial of the impact of telephone and recorded delivery reminders on the response rate to research questionnaires.},
  author={Sharon See Tai and Irwin Nazareth and Andrew Haines and Charlie Jowett},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={219-21}
}
BACKGROUND A range of factors have been shown to affect the response rate to mailed questionnaires, but particular strategies to improve patients' response in trials conducted in general practice require further study. METHODS Non-responders in a larger trial were randomized to receive a telephone or recorded delivery reminder on the third contact. The cost of administration of each method was estimated. RESULTS Significantly more patients returned completed questionnaires when sent… CONTINUE READING

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