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
American Journal of Health Behavior
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University