Annual Report 1997-1998
July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998
Editors: Lisa Kelly-Wilson
and Andrea Van Proyen
Technical and Editorial Assistance: Eboni Craig, Marguerite Harris, Kris Hertenstein, Diane P. O'Rourke, Jennifer A. Parsons, Michelle White
Produced by the Survey Research Laboratory, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, subscribes to the Code of Professional Ethics and Practices of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
The University of Illinois is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action institution.
of the Director
Although SRL is actually rather small in size when compared to many other campus units, it would be difficult to identify another with day-to-day operations as thoroughly integrated as SRL. All elements of our unit must interact with one another to such a fine degree of coordination that it is safe to say that all of our accomplishments are true group achievements. This point is often not reflected in our annual reports.
Several important events took place during December 1997. In Urbana, long-time employee Bernita Rusk retired and was honored for her 27 years of very loyal and dedicated service to SRL. In Chicago, our physical offices were moved from leased space at 910 West Van Buren Street to the newly renovated College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) Hall, previously Alumni Hall South, at 412 South Peoria Street. We are very pleased to be back on campus and in this building with the other units of our College.
During the 1997-1998 fiscal year, we also developed a strategic plan to help better position SRL to remain healthy and competitive as we move into a new century. I would like to thank Marguerite Harris, Diane O'Rourke, and Jennifer Parsons for volunteering their time to serve on the strategic planning committee. Our plan was reviewed at an all-staff meeting held in Kankakee in April 1998, and plan implementation began at the start of our fiscal year on July 1, 1998.
After a yearlong search, I was appointed SRL Director, effective July 1, 1998. I would like to thank the Search Committee and Dean Wim Wiewel for their trust and support. I look forward to the challenge of building upon the accomplishments of Robert Ferber, Seymour Sudman, Richard Warnecke, and the many dedicated SRL staff who have made our survey research laboratory one of the best.
Timothy P. Johnson
The Survey Research Laboratory was involved in 69 new and continuing studies in 1997-1998, ranging from large, multi-year studies to small service projects. This section presents brief summaries of these studies and a table of the affiliations of the sponsors of these studies.
SRL's special research focus on survey methodology continued in 1997-1998.
Almost half of SRL's studies for 1997-1998 were health related, making
health SRL's major area of substantive research, as it has been for a number
of years. Major areas of research activity included smoking cessation,
cancer screening and prevention, and substance abuse. Several studies centered
on minority and women's health issues. Other major study areas included
education, crime, and housing.
From July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998, SRL staff and clients initiated 16 new studies. Of these 16 studies, 6 were for University of Illinois clients (Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses), 4 for other academic institutions, 4 for government agencies, and 2 for other organizations. Five of the 16 were direct awards to SRL staff as principal investigators. (See Grants and Contracts listings in the Staff Activities section for more information on these studies.)
802 Probationers Substance Abuse
This survey for Treatment Alternatives for Special Clients, Inc. will consist of CAPI interviews with 600 probationers in order to develop estimates of their current substance abuse treatment needs and service use patterns. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
803 Evaluation of Victim-Witness Assistance
Approximately 500 CATI interviews with participants of this program will be completed to evaluate its effectiveness. The survey is funded by the National Institute of Justice and sponsored by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA). Principal Investigator: Mark Myrent (ICJIA).
804 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Training
This predoctoral and postdoctoral training program in cancer prevention will be located in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an emphasis on methodology and evaluation of cancer control programs. NCI will provide funds for salary, tuition, supplies, travel, and equipment.
805 Cancer Information Service Survey Methods
SRL is conducting the survey work for this multi-year, multi-study program project of the Cancer Information Service (CIS). Project 1, Five-a-Day for Better Health, focuses on nutritional habits and increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables people eat each day. Principal Investigator: Jerianne Heimendinger (AMC Cancer Research Center). For Project 2, Colorectal Cancer Screening, the CIS Research Consortium will use the CIS infrastructure to conduct a four-group trial aimed at increasing the proportion of CIS callers over age 50 who obtain fecal occult blood tests. Principal Investigator: Al Marcus (AMC Cancer Research Center). Project 3, Calling It Quits-A Tailored Smoking Cessation Program, consists of two follow-up telephone interviews and a mailing to adult smokers who called the CIS toll-free number in response to the program's media campaign. Principal Investigator: Victor Strecher (University of Michigan).
806 Survey Response Rates Literature Review
This review of survey nonresponse literature, survey procedures and response rates of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and proposed ASHA survey research guidelines and code of ethics was commissioned by ASHA.
807 Housing Trust Fund Study
Over 100 CAPI interviews were completed from a list sample (n = 153) of housing units currently receiving subsidies from the fund. The city of Chicago provided the funds for this study to gauge respondents' knowledge of the rent subsidy program, assess their satisfaction with their buildings and neighborhoods, and gather information about other forms of financial assistance they are receiving. Principal Investigator: Charles Hoch (Urban Planning and Policy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago).
808 Healthy Start Cooperative Agreement-Phase
In this phase of the evaluation of Chicago's Healthy Start Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, medical records are being abstracted. Principal Investigators: Salim Al Nurridin (Southside Health Consortium) and Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
809 Survey of Human Resource Practices
This in-depth survey of Fortune 1000 companies is being conducted by the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. The questions address the component human resource practices of a company, as well as the ways in which these practices are linked to firm strategy and performance. The study includes a mail questionnaire returned by fax, followed by a telephone interview. Principal Investigator: Myron Roomkin (J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management).
810 Ryan White Evaluation Project-Year 4
This continuation of the Ryan White Title I project, funded by the Chicago Center for Health Systems Development, Inc., is the finalization of a system of service evaluation including agency peer review and consumer survey components to be implemented on an ongoing basis. The project also includes convening a gathering of Title I provider and consumer groups to report on the guideline development process, initiating a review of client outcomes, and considering possible critical pathways through the Title I service system. Principal Investigator: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
811 Ela Area Public Library Community Survey
This random-digit-dial survey is being conducted in three Illinois cities: Hawthorne Woods, Kildeer, and Lake Zurich. Computer-assisted telephone interviews with 500 adults concerning satisfaction with library services are expected to be completed. Principal Investigator: Carol Larson (Ela Area Public Library).
812 Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy-Part
Work will continue on a study of community policing in Chicago. SRL is conducting the survey portion of this study, funded by the National Institute of Justice. Principal Investigator: Susan Hartnett (Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University).
813 Survey of a Health Model for Community-Based
Prevention/Intervention Strategies on Women and Asthma
This study assessed the prevalence of asthma in adult women. Staff from the Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago were trained to conduct face-to-face interviews with adult females (English- and Spanish-speaking) in the Near West Side of Chicago. Principal Investigator: Alice Dan (Center for Research on Women and Gender).
814 Harassment and Mental Health Survey
A telephone survey is being conducted with a random sample of adult Chicagoans, all of whom work at least part-time, to assess their experiences with sexual harassment, use of and satisfaction with mental health services, indicators of mental health, and substance use. The study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Principal Investigator:Kathleen Rospenda (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
815 Chicago Public School Satisfaction Survey
Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chicago Public Schools, this study aims to assess how satisfied parents are with the long-term results of an early childhood initiative their children participated in 15 years ago when they were in the Chicago Child Parent Center preschool program. SRL has been contracted to follow up with those parents of the original cohort who have been difficult to reach. The follow-up is being done by telephone and mail, both inside and outside of Chicago. Principal Investigator: Arthur Reynolds (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
816 Changeable Message Signs (CMS)
The goal of this study for the Illinois Department of Transportation is to assess the effects of CMSs (portable, programmable signs used near road construction sites). Drivers were interviewed at a rest area on an interstate highway in Illinois. Principal Investigators: Siim Soot (Program in Geography, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago) and Paul Metaxatos (Urban Transportation Center, University of Illinois at Chicago).
817 Population Survey of Low Income Children
This CATI/CAPI study will collect information for the Illinois Department of Public Aid on the medical insurance status and needs of children in Illinois who are living at or below 250% of the poverty level to determine the eligibility for the new "Kid Care" health insurance program. Principal Investigators: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL) and Dianne Rucinski (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
In 1997-1998, work continued on 31 studies that began in earlier fiscal years. Some concluded in 1997-1998; others are continuing into 1998-1999.
743 Ovarian Cancer Case Control Study
This study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was conducted to determine whether genital talc exposure causes ovarian cancer. SRL conducted face-to-face interviews with 450 non-Asian women aged 18 to 74 residing in Cook County and having epithelial tumors. Using a random-digit-dial sample, control cases were recruited and matched to cancer cases by age, race/ethnicity, and geographic area. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 675 matched controls. Principal Investigator: Karin Rosenblatt (Department of Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Co-Principal Investigators: Faith Davis and Katherine Mallin (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
744 Institutionalization of a Smoking Cessation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded this study to examine the institutionalization of a smoking cessation program for women of childbearing age in public health clinics. Computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted with 800 participants. Principal Investigator: Clara Manfredi (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago), Co-Principal Investigator: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
746 Aging, Status, and Sense of Control
Funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health, this study seeks to specify and explain the relationship between aging and changes in individuals' sense of control. A national random-digit-dial sample of 2,510, including an oversample of persons aged 60 and older, was interviewed by telephone during the first year of the study. Tracking calls will be conducted during the second and third years, and re-interviews will take place in the fourth year. Principal Investigators: John Mirowsky and Catherine Ross (Ohio State University).
751 Community, Crime, and Health Across the
Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this four-year, computer-assisted telephone interview study focuses on the way community context affects the health and well-being of individuals across the life course. In the first year, 2,482 general public respondents were interviewed by telephone. They will be tracked by telephone in Years 2 and 3 and re-interviewed in Year 4. Principal Investigators: Catherine Ross (Ohio State University) and Chester Britt (Pennsylvania State University).
762 Harassment, Gender, and Drinking: An Epidemiologic
In this study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, SRL mailed questionnaires on work and well-being in two waves to approximately 5,000 UIC employees. Principal Investigator: Judith Richman (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
765 Chicago Housing Authority/U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development Resident Satisfaction Survey
For this study on Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) resident satisfaction and management needs, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, face-to-face interviews were conducted with about 1,175 randomly selected residents living in CHA family housing, elderly housing, and row houses. Principal Investigator: Susan Popkin (Abt Associates, Inc).
766 Survey Research on Drug Use and Associated
With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 600 face-to-face cognitive interviews with residents of the Chicago metropolitan area were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive interviewing strategy for the collection of self-reported drug use information. Principal Investigators: Timothy P. Johnson and Seymour Sudman (SRL), and Michael Fendrich (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
769 National Black Leadership Initiative on
Cancer (NBLIC) Community Intervention Study
SRL conducted random-digit-dial interviews nationally with 1,600 African Americans aged 40 and older (half with males and half with females) for the evaluation program of NBLIC. In 1999, a second telephone survey will be conducted to determine the effectiveness of NBLIC in disseminating information about cancer prevention. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. Principal Investigator: Louis Sullivan (Morehouse School of Medicine), Evaluation Director: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
773 Centers for Disease Control/Cancer Information
Service Outreach Demonstration Project
SRL is conducting an evaluation of the contribution of outreach coordinators to this demonstration project for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The program seeks to increase participation of women being underserved by IDPH education and screening services. The evaluation is determining the outreach coordinators' ability to develop partnerships with local agencies reflective of the partnerships established at the federal and state levels. Principal Investigator: Doris Garrett (IDPH), Evaluation Director: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
774 DCFS/DASA Treatment Outcome Study
SRL evaluated the effectiveness of an enhanced drug rehabilitation program (the Initiative Program) for the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Face-to-face interviews were conducted with three groups of female DCFS clients, all of whom were randomly selected: 150 who participated in the Initiative Program, 150 who participated in the regular DASA drug rehabilitation program, and 150 who were screened and found to be eligible for the Initiative Program but did not participate in it. Three-quarters of the interviews were conducted in Chicago and the remainder in Rockford. Principal Investigator: Samuel Gillespie (DASA).
778 Henry Horner Redevelopment Study
The purpose of this study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is to assess the Henry Horner economic redevelopment project in Chicago, including efforts to integrate the residents into the larger community. SRL conducted focus groups and cognitive interviews with Horner residents as part of questionnaire development. Face-to-face interviews with 500 residents began in January 1997. Principal Investigator: Susan Popkin (Abt Associates, Inc), Co-Principal Investigator: Victoria Gwiasda (SRL).
779 Sickle Cell Disease: Moving from Child
Care to Adult Care
Focus groups were conducted with adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and with their parents and medical practitioners on the experiences and concerns of people with the disease as they move from child-centered to adult-centered care. The study was funded by the Chicago Health Policy Research Council (CHPRC) at the University of Chicago. Principal Investigator: Richard Sewell (CHPRC).
780 Mental Health Service Utilization Among
This pilot study evaluated the validity of mental health service using information provided by parents about their children. It allowed the development of clearer hypotheses about salience of reporting-validity issues in services research and about the cognitive processes associated with service use reporting error. A sample of 200 cases was selected for telephone interviews and medical records abstraction. Principal Investigators: Michael Fendrich (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago), Catherine Nageotte (Psychiatric Institute Research Infrastructure Support Program, University of Illinois at Chicago), and Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
781 Pilot Survey of Female Veterans
A convenience sample of 200 female veterans seen at a Veterans Affairs clinic were interviewed face-to-face on whether their mental and physical health needs were met and on the quality of service. Principal Investigator: Linda Grossman (Program for Mental Health Services Research on Women and Gender, Psychiatric Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago).
784 Prevention Center Behavioral Risk Factor
This project provided funding for Timothy Johnson, SRL, to participate in the newly organized Prevention Center Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Network, which coordinates activities among university-based researchers who are conducting analyses of BRFSS data.
786 Rural Hospital Discharge Planners
With funds from the National Institute on Aging, telephone interviews with discharge planners at rural hospitals were conducted to gain a better understanding of the organizational structures that link rural hospitals to long-term care providers. Principal Investigator: Mary Pat Fennell (Brown University).
787 Vehicle-Arresting Barriers
With funds from the Illinois Department of Transportation, SRL is conducting face-to-face interviews with drivers stopped for trains at three railroad crossings at which experimental vehicle-arresting barriers are set up. The first wave was conducted in spring 1997, prior to the installation of the barriers. The last two waves are to be conducted in 1998 after the barriers are operational. Principal Investigator: Fred Coleman (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
788 Addictions Disability Study
As of January 1997, substance abuse was no longer considered a disability by the Social Security Administration. This study, funded by the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) and the State Systems Development Program, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is assessing the effects of the loss of SSI payments on the individuals who are now ineligible. Data collection, which began in late 1996, will continue in 6-month intervals through 1998. Principal Investigator: Paul Goldstein (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
789 Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy
For this annual telephone survey of Chicago residents, 1,800 computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted about community policing and crime in respondents' neighborhoods. Funding was provided by the National Institute of Justice. Principal Investigator: Susan Hartnett (Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University).
791 Women Consumer/Survivor Needs Assessment
To provide data for a national survey funded by the U.S. Department of Education on the needs of women who have been diagnosed with mental illness, three focus groups (one with Caucasian women, one with African American women, and one with Latinas) were conducted. Principal Investigator: Jessica Jonikas (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
792 Survey of HIV/AIDS Service Providers
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided the funds for CDPH staff members to be trained to moderate focus groups. Principal Investigator: Susan Levy (Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
793 Statewide Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment
Needs Prevalence Study
For this study on needs for drug and alcohol treatment in Illinois, funded by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the State Systems Development Program, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the goal was to complete 8,000 random-digit-dial, computer-assisted telephone interviews (400 interviews in each of the 20 geographic areas of the state). Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
794 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Needs
of Welfare Recipients
In this study on the prevalence of substance use among welfare recipients in Illinois, funded by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the State Systems Development Program, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2,000 computer-assisted telephone interviews will be completed, in addition to computer-assisted personal interviews with respondents who do not have telephones or speak only Spanish. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
795 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Needs
of Mental Health Patients
Funded by the Illinois Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the State Systems Development Program, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this study will determine the prevalence of drug and alcohol use among institutionalized mental health patients in Illinois and identify their treatment needs. A total of 600 on-site, computer-assisted paper interviews will be completed with randomly selected adults in mental health facilities. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
796 Museum Educational Site License (MESL)
The Getty Information Institute funded MESL to offer digital images to students at seven universities in courses on art history and art technology. Students filled out pre- and post-course questionnaires that asked about their technical backgrounds, attitudes about technology, and use of MESL products. SRL processed and analyzed these data for Beth Sandore, Digital Imaging Initiative, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
797 Casino Boat Study
This study, funded by the Illinois Gaming Board (a unit of the Illinois Department of Revenue), obtained profiles of patrons who gamble on Illinois' 13 casino boats and how patrons' characteristics differ among those who gamble weekday day and evening and weekend day and evening. SRL developed the sample design and a short questionnaire that was handed out to randomly selected patrons and analyzed the data from 12,500 cases.
798 Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy-Part
SRL is conducting the survey portion of this continuing study on community policing in Chicago, funded by the National Institute of Justice. (See SRL Project No. 789.) Principal Investigator: Susan Hartnett (Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University).
800 Illinois Poll
A total of 1,231 computer-assisted telephone interviews were completed in the spring of 1997 for various government and university clients. Topics included satisfaction with life in Illinois, possible state income tax and gasoline tax increases, satisfaction with health care providers, the state University system, casino boat gambling, political preferences, and domestic violence.
801 Ryan White Title I Guideline Development
This continuation of the Ryan White Title I project, funded by the Chicago Center for Health Systems Development, Inc., is the finalization of a system of service evaluation including agency peer review and consumer survey components to be implemented on an on-going basis. The project also includes convening a gathering of Title I provider and consumer groups to report on the guideline development process, initiating a review of client outcomes, and considering possible critical pathways through the Title I service system. Principal Investigator: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
1029 CIS Program Project Survey Core
SRL is conducting the survey work for this multiple-study program project to test intervention strategies relative to information dissemination and behavior change. In Project 1, callers to the Cancer Information Service (CIS) Hotline were interviewed on their nutritional habits and the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten each day. Four-week follow-ups to these interviews were conducted by telephone with 1,672 cases; of these, 1,286 were re-interviewed at 4 months. In addition, a 24-hour dietary recall pilot study was conducted by telephone. Project 2 focuses on the impact of an outcall from CIS or the AMC Cancer Research Center on women's health habits and attitudes toward breast cancer and mammography 6 months after the outcall. Women aged 50 or older were screened by telephone and put into an experimental or control group. SRL completed 6-month follow-ups with 2,168 of these women. Survey work for Project 3 consisted of conducting 6-month follow-up telephone interviews with African American smokers who called a CIS toll-free number in response to a smoking cessation media campaign. Program Project Principal Investigator: Al Marcus (AMC Cancer Research Center), Survey Core Principal Investigator: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
1599 Smoking Program Project
The Smoking Program Project, funded by the National Cancer Institute, was an ongoing evaluation of a smoking cessation intervention among female smokers with a high school or less education. It consisted of three research studies and three supporting cores. Principal Investigators: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL) and Dee Burton (Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago) (Project 1); Robin Mermelstein (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago) (Project 2); and Clara Manfredi (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago) (Project 3).
Table 1. Affiliations
of Sponsors of New and Continuing Studies, 1997-1998
|University of Illinois at Chicago||Government Agencies|
|Center for Research on Women and Gender||Chicago Department of Public Health|
|Psychiatry, Department of||Ela Area Public Library|
|School of Public Health||Illinois Board of Higher Education|
|Survey Research Laboratory||Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority|
|UIC Psychiatric Institute||Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse|
|Urban Planning and Policy Program||Illinois Department of Children and Family Services|
|Urban Transportation Center||Illinois Department of Conservation|
|Illinois Department of Public Aid|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Illinois Department of Public Health|
|Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Department of||Illinois Gaming Board (unit of the Illinois Department of Revenue)|
|Civil Engineering, Department of||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Community Health, Department of||USDHHS, National Cancer Institute|
|Survey Research Laboratory|
|University Library||Other Organizations|
|Abt Associates, Inc.|
|Other Academic Institutions||AMC Cancer Research Center|
|Brown University||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Morehouse School of Medicine||Treatment Alternatives for Special Clients, Inc.|
|Ohio State University|
|Pennsylvania State University|
|University of Chicago|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison|
Service projects are small studies involving less than $5,000 in revenue;
Table 2 briefly describes the 22 service projects SRL was involved with
in 1997-1998. The majority of these projects are done for University faculty,
staff, and students.
Table 2. Service Projects, 1997-1998
||Bruce Knight Service Project||City of Champaign Planning Department|
||Evaluation Instrument Development||Western Carolina University|
||Customer Evaluation Survey: Consulting||Solo Cup Company|
||Postal Customer Survey: Consulting and Data Processing||Urbana Postmaster|
||Omnibus Report||UI Administration|
||COPS: Auto Theft/Theft from Autos Survey Questionnaire Development||Center for Research in Law and Justice, UIC|
||Supervisor Evaluations: Data Entry, Analysis, and Report of Findings||Illinois State Geological Survey|
||Evaluation Class||Chicago Department of Public Health|
||Graduate Student Survey on Health Insurance and Health Care: Questionnaire Design||Department of Community Health, UIUC|
||Sample Design Consulting||Building Research Council, School of Architecture, UIUC|
||Sample Design Consulting||Building Research Council, School of Architecture, UIUC|
||Teaching Assessment: Questionnaire Design Consulting||Department of Veterinary Biosciences, UIUC|
||Questionnaire Design Consulting||Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, UIUC|
||On-Board Vehicle Warning Systems: Questionnaire Design Consulting||Department of Civil Engineering, UIUC|
||Surrogacy Education Study||Lisa Anderson-Shaw|
||Private Land Program: Questionnaire Design Consulting||Illinois Department of Natural Resources|
||Focus Groups||Office of External Education, UIUC|
||Supervisor Evaluations: Data Entry, Analysis, and Report of Findings||Illinois State Geological Survey|
||Child Health in Latino Populations||Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, UIUC|
||Consulting||Alumni Affairs, Urban Health Program, UIC|
||Focus Groups for Well Campus Initiative||Wellness Center, UIC|
The 26 studies that began development in 1997-1998 represent efforts on behalf of 10 University of Illinois staff members (Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses), 5 other academic institutions, 2 government agencies, and 5 other organizations.
9801 Improving the Reporting of Health Behaviors
by Older Adults
Proposal submitted to the National Institute on Aging to investigate factors that contribute to reduced quality of self-reported health behaviors and cognitive functioning among older adults. Principal Investigator: Seymour Sudman (SRL), Co-Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL), Co-Investigators: Diane P. O'Rourke (SRL) and Timothy Salthouse (Georgia Institute of Technology).
9802 Hiring Needs/Practices in Suburban Chicago
Survey of personnel directors of suburban Chicago manufacturing plants regarding their hiring needs and practices. Principal Investigator: Davis Jenkins (Great Cities Institute, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9804 Case Control Study of Head Trauma Patients
Case control study of head trauma patients to determine why some develop meningioma, a type of brain tumor. Principal Investigator: Faith Davis (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9806 Improving Breast Cancer Screening
Study testing the efficacy of county health departments in disseminating strategies to promote breast cancer screening by primary care physicians in private practices. Principal Investigator: Clara Manfredi (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9808 Standard Survey for the Arts
Design survey instrument to track audience opinion, funded by the Arts and Business Council of Chicago. Principal Investigator: Julie Franz (Arts Marketing Center).
9813 Breast Cancer/Pesticides Pilot
Case control study in five central Illinois communities to determine if pesticides increase a woman's risk of breast cancer. Principal Investigator: Karin Rosenblatt (Department of Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
9818 Displaced Worker Survey
Locate and interview about 400 adults who were laid off from Citicorp within the last few years. Principal Investigator: Paul Oyer (J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University).
9824 Aging and Sense of Control-Wave 3
Wave 3 of a panel study concerning aging, status, and the sense of control involving telephone tracking of respondents from the previous wave to update telephone and address information. Principal Investigator: John Mirowsky (Ohio State University).
9826 Client Satisfaction Survey
Client satisfaction survey about services received from the Illinois Office of Rehabilitation Services (IORS). Principal Investigator: Doug Morton (IORS).
9827 Women, Violence and Service Use: Cross-Cultural
Focus groups to examine cross-cultural issues related to domestic violence and mental health service utilization. Principal Investigator: Carole Warshaw (Hospital Crisis Intervention Project, Cook County Hospital).
9829 Adolescent Smoking Cessation in School-Based
With funding from the National Cancer Institute, this study will evaluate the efficacy of a smoking cessation intervention developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) specifically for adolescents. Principal Investigator: Robin Mermelstein (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago); Co-Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL); Co-Investigators: Missy Fleming and Janet Gans Epner (AMA) and Donald Hedecker (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9830 Breast Cancer Among Polish Women
Case control study of Polish women born in Poland and living in the United States to determine dietary and environmental differences in rates of breast cancer as compared to Polish women living in Poland. Principal Investigator: Dorothy Pathak (Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University).
9832 Selection of Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring
SRL will conduct the Chicago survey portion of the ADAM study, a national research effort to assess drug use of recent arrestees, sponsored by Treatment Alternatives for Special Clients(TASC), Inc. and Abt Associates, Inc. and funded by the National Institute of Justice. Principal Investigator: James Swartz (TASC).
9833 Art Institute Alumni Survey
A mail survey to alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
9837 Development of a National Health Index
Nationwide study to measure health status and behaviors related to health among Americans aged 12 and over. Principal Investigator: Jonathan Van Geest (American Medical Association).
9838 Neighborhood Violence Prevention Evaluation
An evaluation of violence prevention activities in three Chicago neighborhoods: Austin, West Garfield, and Humboldt Park. Principal Investigator: Gary Slutkin (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9839 Ovarian Cancer Control Study II
Continuation of multi-year study to determine the etiology of ovarian cancer using case-control method. Principal Investigator: Faith Davis (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9840 Homelessness and Substance Abuse in Cook
Study to assess the current prevalence of alcohol and other drug patterns among homeless persons over the 10-year period from 1990 to 2000, to be funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL); Co-Investigators: Jennifer A. Parsons and Linda Owens (SRL), and Sally Freels (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9841 Survey of Trucking Firms
Mail survey of managers of intermodal trucking facilities in the greater Chicago area assessing whether the operational and safety characteristics of intermodal container trucks differ from those of standard commercial freight trucks. Principal Investigator: David Boyce (Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9843 Feasibility of Biological Measurement
in Drug Surveys
Proposed audio-CASI study to evaluate the feasibility and utility of three different types of biological measurement procedures (hair, saliva, and urine testing) to be used as an adjunct to a household survey on drug abuse. Principal Investigator: Michael Fendrich (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago), Co-Principal Investigators: Timothy P. Johnson and Seymour Sudman (SRL), Project Director: Joseph Wislar (Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9844 Public Attitudes Toward Higher Education
Study to measure perceptions of the quality of education provided by Illinois colleges and universities. Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
9845 Treatment Outcomes and Performance Pilot
Studies Enhancement II
Study to evaluate client experiences and outcomes with Illinois alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities using computer-assisted personal interviews. Principal Investigator: Richard Sherman (Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse).
9846 Colon Cancer Screening in Rural Communities
An evaluation of efforts to improve colon cancer screening rates among persons aged 50 to 75 in rural communities using computer-assisted telephone interviews. Principal Investigator: Nicole Urban (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center).
9847 Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy
(CAPS) Community Activist Survey
Survey of 750 community activists in CAPS districts, to be funded by the National Institute of Justice. Principal Investigator: Susan Hartnett (Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University).
9848 Wisconsin Crime Victim Survey
Computer-assisted telephone study, funded by the National Institute of Justice, to contact a list sample of Wisconsin crime victims. Principal Investigator: Art Lurigio (Criminal Justice Department, Loyola University).
9849 Chicago's Alternative Policing Strategy
City-Wide Spring Survey
Replication of SRL Study 798. Principal Investigator: Susan Hartnett (Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research, Northwestern University).
These studies began development prior to July 1, 1997 but were still pending as of June 30, 1998.
9711 Brain Cancer Study of Cellular Phones
and Acoustic Neuromas
Conduct telephone survey portion of case-control study to evaluate the potential association between exposure to cellular telephones and subsequent development of acoustic neuromas. Principal Investigator: Faith Davis (Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9723 Assessment of Treatment for Victims of
Develop and administer mail survey of approximately 800 mental health professionals to investigate their practices for treating victims of domestic violence. Principal Investigator: Carole Warshaw (Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9726 Domestic Violence and Welfare
Prepare sample and interview approximately 400 women in facilities for victims of domestic violence across the state of Illinois. Principal Investigators: Alice Dan (Center for Research on Women and Gender, University of Illinois at Chicago) and Stephanie Riger (Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9748 Overreporting of Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention Behaviors: Cognitive Aspects of Reporting Cancer Screening
Proposed study to test alternative methods for reducing the overreporting of health promotion and disease prevention behaviors (e.g., paps, mammograms, children's immunizations) and validate medical records. Principal Investigator: Seymour Sudman (SRL); Co-Investigators: Timothy P. Johnson, Diane P. O'Rourke, and Richard B. Warnecke (SRL).
9760 ACGME Survey of Directors of Residency
Develop survey instruments to gather information about the evaluation practices used by medical residency programs in 27 core specialty areas. Principal Investigator: Susan Swing (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).
9767 Survey of Foster Parents and Children
Questionnaire development and face-to-face interviewing of foster parent/child pairs to assess the quality of care received by foster children in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. Principal Investigator: John O'Connell (School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
9790 Cancer Information Survey
Computer-assisted telephone interview study. Principal Investigator: Clara Manfredi (Health Research and Policy Centers, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago).
9794 Cancer Prevention Control Surveillance,
Proposal to perform research and development studies, support, or evaluation studies in the area of cancer control and prevention for the National Cancer Institute. Principal Investigator: Richard B. Warnecke (SRL); Co-Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Johnson (SRL).
Table 3. Projects
No Longer Under Development as of June 30, 1998
||Austin Community Association Survey||Nicol Turner, Northwestern University|
||Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Domestic Violence Measures||Carole Warshaw, Department of Psychiatry, UIC|
||Probable Cause Acoustic Surveillance System||Ed Kozak, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute|
||Nutrition, Health, and Well-Being||Shiriki Kumanyika, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, UIC|
||Diabetes Registry Survey||Rebecca Lipton, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UIC|
||Assessing Women's Standards of Prevention||Bob Rybicki, Chicago Department of Public Health|
||Cognition and Informed Consent Study||Richard Warnecke, SRL|
||Chicago Transit Authority Rider||Paul Metaxatos, Urban Transportation Center, UIC|
||Women in Trades Study||Joan Fitzgerald, Great Cities Institute, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, UIC|
||Continuing Education Needs Survey||Ann O'Sullivan, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, UIC|
||Housing Accessibility Study||Kate Brown, Building Research Council, School of Architecture, UIUC|
||Veterans Administration Management Evaluation Study||Jim Thompson, Department of Public Administration, UIC|
||Society of Toxicological Pathologists Member Survey||Stephanie Dickinson, Society of Toxicological Pathologists|
||Treatment Needs in Illinois||William McAuliffe, North Charles Research and Planning Group|
||Monthly Ticket Trip Factor Study||Timothy P. Johnson, SRL|
||Welfare and Barriers to Work||Diana Zuckerman, Institute for Women's Policy Research|
||Disability and Quality of Life||Gary Albrecht, School of Public Health, UIC|
||Long-Term Cancer Survivor Study||Alicia Mathews, Registry for Research on Hormonal Transplacental Carcinogenesis, UIC|
||Champaign Residents' Survey||Christie Newbold, City of Champaign Department of Planning|
||Physicians' Residence Follow-Up||Joel Weissman, Massachusetts General Hospital|
||Breast Cancer and Pesticides Study||Karen Rosenblatt, Department of Community Health, UIUC|
||Chicago Elder Needs Assessment||Pat Wright, Voorhees Center, UIC|
||Flu Immunization Survey||Andy Davis, Rush-Prudential HMO|
||Midwestern College Conference Planning Initiative Study||Timothy Johnson, SRL|
||Illinois Office of Rehabilitation Services Customer Satisfaction Survey||Doug Morton, Illinois Department of Human Services|
||Illinois Community College Student Survey||Trudy Bers, Oakton Community College|
||Sun Protection Behavior Survey||Mary O'Connell, American Cancer Society|
||Dietary Habits of Welfare-to-Work Participants||Sujata Dixit, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, UIC|
The citations in this section show the considerable professional activities of the staff of the Survey Research Laboratory. In 1997-1998, SRL staff published books, reports for clients, articles in refereed journals and professional proceedings, and chapters in research volumes and textbooks. Several SRL staff also served as editors for professional journals. Nine staff members gave presentations at professional conferences, and some presented lectures and workshops. Four staff members held positions in professional organizations. Staff also served on many University and community committees and performed consulting and other professional service work. This record reflects the commitment of SRL's staff to their own professional development and to improving the quality of survey research.
Diane P. O'Rourke
Timothy P. Johnson
Positions Held in Professional Organizations
Timothy P. Johnson
Survey Research is supported through subscriptions and contributions. Patrons (those who contribute $500 yearly) include the following:
Abt Associates, Inc.
American Association for Public Opinion Research
U. S. Bureau of the Census
Institute for Policy Research, University of Cincinnati
Institute for Survey Research, Temple University
Mathematica Policy Research
National Center for Health Statistics
National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
Research Triangle Institute
Response Analysis Corporation
Section on Survey Research Methods, American Statistical Association
Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
Survey Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
Individuals assisted and departments served include:
Rose Thomas, Urban Health Program, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Chem Navayana, Department of Managerial Studies
Michael Cherry, University Police
Marilyn Willis, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Barbara Schechtman, Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, Jane Addams College of Social Work
Steven Andes, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Steve Daugherty, Rush Primary Care Institute
Kathleen Monahan, Violence Prevention Program, School of Public Health
Lisa Anderson-Shaw, Nursing Services
Tammy Anderson, Health Research and Policy Centers
Warren Palmer, School of Kinesiology
Tingwei Zhang, Urban Planning and Policy Program
Rocco Zucchero, American Planning Association, Illinois Chapter, Membership Survey
Alice Ulner, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Dawn Gorski, School of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
Hillary Freeman, Jane Adams Hull House Association
Stevan Weine, Department of Psychiatry
Katie Lemley, College of Nursing
Edel Perez, Urban Planning and Policy Program
Barb Preib-Lannon, Nursing Services
James Chan, Department of Accounting
Jess Maghan, Center for Research in Law and Justice
Sharon Tellen, Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health
Lee Maternowski, Elk Grove Village Public Library
Paul Grant, Department of Political Science
Robert Abrams, Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Patricia Wright, Natalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
Steve Holtsford, College of Medicine
Alvina Buhe, School of Kinesiology
Robin Bates, Jane Addams College of Social Work
Joanna Su, City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Tesha Sengupta, College of Engineering
Dave White, Water Resources Center
Rosemary Wentling, Department of Human Resource Education
Ming Zeng, College of Commerce and Business Administration
Olivier Furrer, College of Commerce and Business Administration
Carrie Hill, Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Chin-shen Chang, Department of Special Education
Andrew Wu, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Marjorie Olney, Department of Community Health
John Masiunas & Jean Unkraut, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Pat Hubert, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Andrea Turpok, College of Nursing
Yoski Ohtake, Department of Special Education
James Hutchinson, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mary Ellen Michael, Office of Instructional Resources
Joan Stukel, President's Office
Darla Anderson, Department of Geography
Elizabeth Suter, Department of Speech Communication
Bruce Newbold, Department of Geography
Arif Ahmed, McKinley Health Center
Yang Soon Kim, College of Nursing
Karen Decker, Bureau of Educational Research
Other Professional Services
In fiscal year 1997-1998, five members of the Survey Research Laboratory served as principal investigator on an award or contract.
A: SRL Staff as of June 30, 1998
Tony Burnett, Administrative Secretary
Jane Burris,* Research Assistant
Gloria Chapa-Resendez, Senior Project Coordinator
Cayge Clements, Field Coordinator
Eboni Craig, Account Technician
Joseph Day, Field Supervisor
Art Robinson, Network Analyst
Isabel Farrar, Project Coordinator
Olga Figman, Research Data Analyst
Stephanie Goldman, Data Reduction Coordinator
Nancy Golumbia, Data Reduction Coordinator
Victoria Gwiasda, Coordinator of Research Programs
Lynn Hamilton, Senior Project Coordinator
Marguerite Harris, Assistant Director for Financial Operations
Kris Hertenstein,* Secretary
Sara Hoag, Research Assistant
R. Scott Jensen, Field Supervisor
Timothy P. Johnson, Director
Risé Jones, Postdoctoral Student
Judy Kruger, Research Assistant
Katherine Lind, Project Coordinator
Elise Martel, Research Assistant
Terry Mashalla, Field Supervisor
Osvaldo Morera, Postdoctoral Student
Diane P. O'Rourke,* Coordinator of Research Programs
Linda Owens,* Sampling Manager
Vince Parker, Field Manager
Jennifer A. Parsons, Project Coordinator
Elizabeth (Beth) Severns, Project Coordinator
Eunjae Shim,* Research Assistant
Ragavendra Shripathi, Research Assistant
Abigail Silva, Research Assistant
Eola Smith, Clerk II
Terrence Stewart, Research Assistant
Seymour Sudman,* Deputy Director
Les Townsend, Field Supervisor
Jonathan Van Geest, Visiting Project Coordinator
Andrea Van Proyen,* Coordinator of Information Services
William Wagner, Research Assistant
Richard B. Warnecke, Research Professor
Delores White, Field Coordinator
Michelle White, Business Manager
B: Faculty Advisory Committees
Vaughn Blankenship, Director, Public Administration Ph.D. Program
Richard Campbell, Professor, Department of Sociology
Noel Chávez, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
Barry Chiswick, Chair, Department of Economics
Alice Dan, Director, Center for Research on Women and Gender
Joseph Flaherty, Deputy Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Brian Flay, Director, Prevention Research Center
Paul Levy, Director, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Patricia Wright, Associate Director, Natalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Development
Lee Crandall, Head, Department of Community Health
James Gentry, Professor, Department of Finance
James Kluegel, Head, Department of Sociology
William McKinney, Head, Department of Leisure Studies
Peter Nardulli, Head, Department of Political Science
Harry Triandis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology
Jon van Es, Professor, Department of Human and Community Development
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