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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Computer-assisted Telephone Interviewing (cati): Using The Telephone For Obtaining Information On Reproductive Health.
Author: Cecatti, Jose Guilherme
Camargo, Rodrigo P S
Pacagnella, Rodolfo Carvalho
Giavarotti, Thaís
Souza, João Paulo
Parpinelli, Mary Angela
Osis, Maria José Duarte
Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) as a method for obtaining information on reproductive health in Brazil. A total of 998 eligible women for the study were selected to answer a questionnaire through computer- assisted telephone interviewing undertaken by trained interviewers. The outcomes of each telephone contact attempt were described. Differences between groups were assessed using the χ(2) test. Phone contact was made in 60.3% of the attempts and 57.5% of the interviews were completed. The success rate improved with the decrease in time from hospitalization to interview and with the higher numbers of telephones available. A total of 2,170 calls were made, comprising of one to sixteen attempts per woman. The majority of situations where extra calls were necessary were due to the number being busy or to the fact that the woman was not available at the time of the call. CATI can prove be a valuable procedure for obtaining information on reproductive health among Brazilian women, particularly for relatively recent events and when more than one alternative telephone number is available.
Subject: Brazil
Chi-square Distribution
Feasibility Studies
Health Status Indicators
Health Surveys
Interviews As Topic
Reproducibility Of Results
Reproductive Health
Time Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 27, n. 9, p. 1801-8, 2011-Sep.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2011
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