Survey cover pages: To take or not to take

Randy A. Sansone, Charlene Lam, Michael W. Wiederman

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In survey research, the elements of informed conset, including contact information for the researchers and the Institutional Review Board, may be located on a cover page, which participants are advised that they may take. To date, we are not aware of any studies examining the percentage of research participants that actually take these cover pages, which was the purpose of this study. Among a consecutive sample of 419 patients in an internal medicine setting, 16% removed the cover page. There were no demographic predictors regarding who took versus did not take the cover page.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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