Evaluation of ARRA Comparative Effectiveness Research Dissemination Contract Efforts

Consumer and Clinician Survey Analysis Report: Second Survey Administration and Longitudinal Report

The goal of the evaluation contract was to assess secular trends in consumer and clinician awareness of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and specific CER topics. Specifically, the data collection effort was to ascertain 1) if and how levels of awareness, understanding, use, and perceived benefits of CER are changing and 2) trends in awareness of AHRQ's EHC Program. Using a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) survey and a mail survey, respectively, IMPAQ/Battelle (the "IMPAQ team") assessed levels of awareness and use of CER among consumers and clinicians at two points in time. This report focuses on the second data collection phase (wave 2) and presents a longitudinal analysis of the wave 1 and wave 2 consumer and clinician survey data.

(Deliverable 24 and 26)

October 15, 2013

Submitted by:

IMPAQ International, LLC
10420 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

and

Battelle Memorial Institute
2987 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30329

Contents

Executive Summary
Section I: Introduction and Background
Section II: Study Design and Methodology
   2.1 General Research Approach
   2.2 Development of Consumer and Clinician Survey Instruments
   2.3 Consumer and Clinician Survey Testing and Revisions
   2.4 Consumer and Clinician Survey Samples
   2.5 Consumer and Clinician Survey Field Work
   2.6 Limitations to Consumer and Clinician Survey Findings
Section III: Wave 2 Consumer Survey Findings
   3.1 Demographics of Consumer Respondents
   3.2 Consumer Level of Awareness
   3.3 Consumer Level of Knowledge and Understanding
   3.4 Consumer Attitudes and Perceived Benefits of CER
   3.5 Consumer Level of Behavior Change and Use of CER
   3.6 Consumer Exposure to Dissemination Strategies
Section IV: Wave 2 Clinician Survey Findings
   4.1 Demographics of Clinician Respondents
   4.2 Clinician Level of Awareness
   4.3 Clinician Level of Knowledge and Understanding
   4.4 Clinician Attitudes and Perceived Benefits
   4.5 Clinician Level of Behavior Change and Use of CER
   4.6 Clinician Exposure to Dissemination Strategies
Section V: Longitudinal Analysis of Consumer Survey
   5.1 Consumer Level of Awareness
   5.2 Consumer Attitudes and Perceived Benefits
   5.3 Consumer Level of Behavior Change and Use of CER
Section VI: Longitudinal Analysis of Clinician Survey
   6.1 Clinician Level of Awareness
   6.2 Clinician Level of Knowledge and Understanding
   6.3 Clinician Attitudes and Perceived Benefits
   6.4 Clinician Level of Behavior Change and Use of CER
Section VII: Summary
   7.1 Consumer Survey Findings
   7.2 Clinician Survey Findings
   7.3 Overall Findings

Appendixes
Appendix A: Introduction and Background
Appendix B: Consumer Survey
Appendix C: Clinician Survey
Appendix D: Introductory Letter for Consumers
Appendix E: Consumer Screener Questions
Appendix F: Frequency Tables of Consumer Responses
Appendix G: Literature Review on Landlines versus Mobile Phone-Only Households: Implication for Survey Research
Appendix H: Methodology for Generating Consumer Survey Weights
Appendix I: Clinician Advance Letter and Return Postcard
Appendix J: Clinician Packet Materials
Appendix K: Clinician Follow-Up Materials
Appendix L: Assurance of Confidentiality
Appendix M: Consumer Survey Cross Tabulation Results
Appendix N: Distribution of Clinician Survey Respondents by HHS Region
Appendix O: Clinician Survey Results
Appendix P: Consumer Survey Longitudinal Results
Appendix Q: Clinician Survey Longitudinal Results

Page last reviewed October 2013
Page originally created December 2014
Internet Citation: Evaluation of ARRA Comparative Effectiveness Research Dissemination Contract Efforts. Content last reviewed October 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/arracer/index.html