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Shortening a survey and using alternative forms of prenotification: Impact on response rate and quality

  • Timothy J Beebe1, 2Email author,
  • Enrique Rey3,
  • Jeanette Y Ziegenfuss1, 2,
  • Sarah Jenkins2, 4,
  • Kandace Lackore1, 2, 4,
  • Nicholas J Talley5, 6 and
  • Richard G LockeIII5
BMC Medical Research Methodology201010:50

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-10-50

Received: 23 February 2010

Accepted: 8 June 2010

Published: 8 June 2010

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Original Submission
23 Feb 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Mar 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonathan VanGeest
11 Mar 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helene Feveile
16 Mar 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jennifer Powers
22 Mar 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marie Pirotta
8 Apr 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ellen Funkhouser
5 May 2010 Author responded Author comments - Timothy Beebe
Resubmission - Version 3
5 May 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
12 May 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jennifer Powers
19 May 2010 Author responded Author comments - Timothy Beebe
Resubmission - Version 4
19 May 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 4
3 Jun 2010 Author responded Author comments - Timothy Beebe
Resubmission - Version 5
3 Jun 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
8 Jun 2010 Editorially accepted
8 Jun 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-10-50

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic
(2)
Survey Research Center, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
(3)
Division of Digestive Diseases, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Complutense University, Ciudad Universitaria
(4)
Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic
(5)
Enteric Neuroscience Program, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
(6)
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic

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