A series of web surveys of the MSU undergraduate student population examines perceptions and behaviors related to alcohol consumption, especially around particular celebratory events within the university calendar. It also examines students’ views on public service messages distributed as a part of the grant-funded effort to encourage safer drinking related behaviors. This project was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Excellence Award and a PACE award.
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OSR collected the Michigan data for the national Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS), designed and coordinated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are used by researchers at CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to find ways to improve the health and health behaviors of women during pregnancy and to improve birth outcomes and the care of infants.
OSR has conducted these specialized Behavior Risk Faculty Surveillance Surveys of minority populations due to the increased need to understand the unique health behaviors and needs of these population. The Arabic/Chaldean BRFSS was conducted in Arabic and English and the Hispanic BRFSS was conducted in both English and Spanish.
Macomb, Berrien, Livingston, and Calhoun Counties and the Thumb Regional Health Network. On behalf of local and regional health departments, OSR has conducted BRFSS type telephone surveys (landline and cell) to allow better regional and local estimates of health risks and behaviors that is not possible with state-wide level data.
Annual web-based surveys of graduates of 170 emergency medicine residency programs across the United States and their employers to determine if graduating residents have attained proficiency in the ACGME General Competencies. The results are also used by individual programs to determine areas for improvement in training.
A longitudinal study following prostate cancer patients’ quality life and the quality of care they received. The research team, led by Dr. Martin Sanda at Emory University in Atlanta, has been following patients since 2003. Results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. The project has been funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources.
Annual panel study of current and past emergency physicians designed to gather important information about the needs and changes in emergency medicine. We are also conducting the baseline survey of newly recruited first-year EM residents regarding their residency experiences. OSR uses a mix-mode data collection approach, web and mail.
On behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHSS) OSR is conducting a BRFSS based study with Michigan Arab/Chaldean adults in both Arabic and English. This is the second time OSR has conducted this unique study. This survey is being conducted on both landline and cell phones.
Since 1996, OSR has conducted the Michigan data collection for the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are used by researchers to monitor the health of the state and nation, and to plan programs to improve the health and access to health care of residents.