Mobile Population Studies

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Our presentation from Sex::Tech (Feb 2010) on mobile data collection on adolescent sex, contraception, & mood in the Philippines. Contact me for more info! @mitalithakor

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Mobile Population Studies

  1. 1. Measuring Sex, Contraception, & Mood of Filipino Young Adults A Mobile Population Studies Initiative Mitali Thakor, Michelle Hindin, & Soccoro Gultiano Bloomberg School of Public Health - Johns Hopkins University Office of Population Studies Foundation - Cebu, Philippines Sex:Tech Conference, Feb 27, 2010, San Francisco
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Mobile health </li></ul><ul><li>Pop. studies in the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot with EpiSurveyor </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why mobile?
  4. 4. Population Studies in the Philippines MANILA CEBU CLHNS: Cebu Longitudinal Health & Nutrition Survey (1983 - Present)
  5. 5. Population Studies in the Philippines Paper & face-to-face interviews vs. Computerized surveys & Experience Sampling Method (ESM): diary method of reporting on sensitive issues
  6. 6. <ul><li>Contraception rate (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted births (44%) </li></ul><ul><li>No method (49%) & Withdrawal (23%) </li></ul><ul><li>Under-reporting of sexual activity </li></ul><ul><li>Negative emotions as enhancers or inhibitors of sexual interest? </li></ul>Sex, Contraception, & Mood
  7. 7. Methods: Experience Sampling & EpiSurveyor
  8. 8. Methods: Baseline Interviews
  9. 9. Methods: Daily Survey Training_Survey Exit_Survey Daily_Survey Question: 6/45 In the last 24 hrs, how many times did you think about sex? Not at all Once or twice 2-3 times 4-5 times 6 times or more
  10. 10. <ul><li>Where are you right now? </li></ul>What were you thinking about just before you were texted? <ul><li>In the last 24 hours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How many times did you think about sex? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many times did you have sex? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which contraceptive methods did you use? </li></ul></ul>Are you feeling anxious right now? Are you feeling lively right now?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Gender & reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Contraception: withdrawal </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reflexivity </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul>Results
  12. 12. <ul><li>Scaling & compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Other software, mobile ethnography </li></ul><ul><li>LGBT, gender, & mobile usage </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term implications for PH research methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interventions: As communication evolves, so do the methods </li></ul></ul>Next Steps
  13. 13. Making population studies simple and mobile
  14. 14. Thank you!

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