[NFIMR] Home Interview Option?

Virginia Pearson paa.vmp at cox.net
Wed Oct 13 15:50:18 EDT 2010

It's true that getting a home interview is a problem for a variety of
reasons.  But a face-to-face meeting is so much better than any written
reply.  And anyone that has tried to do a survey knows that a ten percent
response is considered a success - soooo, depending on the number of
responses you might hope for, take ten percent of that and decide if it will
be worth the extra work involved.  If you do decide to go ahead with a
written document, make sure that the reading level of the questions is easy
enough for your typical respondent.


Virginia M. Pearson

Reg. 2 Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Baton Rouge, LA  70810




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From: nfimr-bounces at suse.acog.org [mailto:nfimr-bounces at suse.acog.org] On
Behalf Of Julie Rother
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:18 PM
To: nfimr at suse.acog.org
Subject: [NFIMR] Home Interview Option?




I am new to this list serve and fairly new to the FIMR process.  We have had
a few times already when parents do not want to participate in the home
interview for one reason or another.  This makes getting a complete picture
very difficult and challenges the case review discussion.  When I explained
this to our CRT, one of them made the suggestion that we possibly offer
parents who refuse the home interview the option of completing the home
interview questions on paper (of course the questions would be adapted
appropriately) for the "greater good" and returning it to us in the mail.  I
am curious what others of you, who have been with the process longer, think
of this suggestion.  Thank you for any feedback you can provide.



Julie Rother, R.N., BSN

Director of Public Health Nursing

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department

117 W. 3rd St.

Wayne, NE  68787


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