A Comparison of Survey Methodologies to Elicit Sensitive Information From Adolescents in Urban India
The goal of this study is to use three different survey methodologies to evaluate whether adolescents report on their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on sexual and reproductive health issues differently based on the manner in which questions are asked.
Unmarried Male and Female Adolescents in the Age Group 15-19 Years in Pre-Identified Slums in Delhi, India
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||A Comparison of Survey Methodologies to Elicit Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health From Adolescents in Urban India|
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||November 2004|
Specific Aims and Research Questions Aim 1: To compare adolescents’ levels of reporting of their own reproductive health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors using three survey methodologies: (1) Face-to-face interview (2) Audio-CASI (Computer Assisted Self Interview) and (3) a culturally appropriate interactive methodology.
The following hypothesis will be tested:
• Overall, adolescents will be more likely to divulge their own reproductive knowledge, attitudes and behaviors with Audio-CASI and the interactive method as compared to face-to-face interviews. Levels of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors will vary by education, age and gender.
Aim 2: To compare respondents’ levels of comfort, accuracy and honesty with the survey methodologies (i.e. face to face, audio-CASI and interactive methodology) to their reporting of knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sexual and reproductive health.
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle J Hindin, PhD||Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|