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Nakai, Yukie Department of Behavioral Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Milgrom, Peter Department of Dental Public Heath Sciences, University of Washington
Yoshida, Toshiko Department of Behavioral Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ishihara, Chikako Department of Behavioral Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shimono, Tsutomu Department of Behavioral Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Background: This study assessed the application of the Total Design Method (TDM) in a mail survey of Japanese dentists. The TDM was chosen because survey response rates in Japan are unacceptably low and the TDM had previously been used in a general population survey.
Methods: Four hundred and seventy eight dentist members of the Okayama Medical and Dental Practitioner's Association were surveyed. The nine-page, 27-item questionnaire covered dentist job satisfaction, physical practice, and dentist and patient characteristics. Respondents to the first mailing or the one-week follow-up postcard were defined as early responders; others who responded were late responders. Responder bias was assessed by examining age, gender and training.
Results: The overall response rate was 46.7% (223/478). The response rates by follow-up mailing were, 18% after the first mailing, 35.4% after the follow-up postcard, 42.3% after the second mailing, and 46.7% after the third mailing. Respondents did not differ from non-respondents in age or gender, nor were there differences between early and late responders.
Conclusion: The application of TDM in this survey of Japanese dentists produced lower rates of response than expected from previous Japanese and US studies.

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Digital Object Identifer:10.1186/1471-2288-5-27
Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the institute's copy, as published in BMC Medical Research Methodology 23 August 2005, 5:27.
Publisher URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-5-27
© 2005 Nakai et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
発行日
2005-8-23
出版物タイトル
BMC Medical Research Methodology
5巻
出版者
BioMed Central
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AA12035234
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学術雑誌論文
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English
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岡山大学
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Nakai et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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publisher
査読
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dentistry_general/1