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Feasibility of interactive voice response methods in health behavior research with immigrant Latinos.
Grzywacz JG; Quandt SA; Marín A; Summers P; Lang W; Mills T; Evia C; Rushing J; Arcury TA
Am J Health Behav 2013 Mar; 37(2):238-247
OBJECTIVES: Determine the feasibility of using interactive voice response (IVR) for conducting daily diary research with immigrant Latinos. METHODS: Baseline data containing demographic, health, and job-related characteristics were obtained from immigrant Latino construction workers (N=119). Participants also completed an IVR-based daily diary for 21 consecutive days. RESULTS: Over one third (37%) of the sample adhered to the 21-day protocol; a comparable percent-age (38.7%) initiated but did not adhere to the protocol; and 24% never began the diary protocol. Adherence was generally not predicted by demographic, health, or job-related characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: IVR technology makes diary studies with Latino samples feasible.
Behavior; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Construction-workers; Construction; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Men; Women; Age-groups; Qualitative-analysis; Author Keywords: Latinos; Interactive-voice-response; Methods-evaluation; Daily-diary
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Health Behavior
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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