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Numbering questionnaires had no impact on the response rate and only a slight influence on the response content of a patient safety culture survey: a randomized trial

Published inJournal of clinical epidemiology, vol. 64, no. 11, p. 1262-1265
Publication date2011
Abstract

In self-completed surveys, anonymous questionnaires are sometimes numbered so as to avoid sending reminders to initial nonrespondents. This number may be perceived as a threat to confidentiality by some respondents, which may reduce the response rate, or cause social desirability bias. In this study, we evaluated whether using nonnumbered vs. numbered questionnaires influenced the response rate and the response content.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Confidentiality
  • Female
  • Health Services Research/methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Organizational Culture
  • Patient Safety/statistics & numerical data
  • Questionnaires
  • Safety Management/organization & administration
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KUNDIG, François et al. Numbering questionnaires had no impact on the response rate and only a slight influence on the response content of a patient safety culture survey: a randomized trial. In: Journal of clinical epidemiology, 2011, vol. 64, n° 11, p. 1262–1265. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2011.02.008
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