The 1993 Survey of Recent Mothers: Issues in Survey Design, Analysis and Influencing Policy

STEPHANIE BROWN, JUDITH LUMLEY
1997 International Journal for Quality in Health Care  
Tbe 1993 Surrey of Recent Mothers was a statewide postal survey of 2224 women who gave birth hi Victoria hi 2 weeks hi . 1993, excepting those who had a stillbirth or whose baby was known to have died. The surrey questionnaire was mailed to women 6-7 months after the birth. Tbe response rate, excluding duplicate responses, one woman who had a stillbirth and those whose questionnaires were returned unknown at the mailing address, was 62^% (1336/2138). Tbe questionnaire covered care in pregnancy,
more » ... care in pregnancy, birth and tbe first 6 months. In each section, women were asked to give an overall rating of care, and to answer questions on specific aspects of care. Closed and open-ended question were Included. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the study design, tbe processes used for developing tbe questionnaire, methodological issues in analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and relevance of tbe study to policy, © 1997 Ebevier Science Ltd.
doi:10.1093/intqhc/9.4.265 pmid:9304425 fatcat:ub2ri35ysvhsdgj7x6mofbzdhy