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ProCor audience survey results


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The results from our recent audience survey.

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ProCor audience survey results

  1. 1. ProCor Audience Survey Results Compiled by Fiat Vongpunsawad
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Results (Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Comments </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Total population on listserv (n≈2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed previous surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain feedback from subscribers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover new topics, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine if there is a need to expand new methods of disseminating ProCor contents to the global health community- </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Methods <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reply text format (manual entry) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to survey site in weekly prevention updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorical values with open-ended questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poll opened for 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 follow up email reminders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data clean up throughout </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results <ul><li>Follow up emails = more response </li></ul><ul><li>Total surveys taken = 97 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed survey = 94 (96.9%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions: with histograms results </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1. What is your field of profession?
  7. 7. Sample of Other responses <ul><li>Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>NGO advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Health communication </li></ul><ul><li>Information professional </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2. What is your institution/organization of affiliation? <ul><li>Please see Appendix 1 handout. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>91 unique responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>33 from Universities and teaching hospitals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 3. Geographical area of focus?
  10. 10. 4. How were you introduced to ProCor?
  11. 11. Sample of Other responses: <ul><li>“ Think it was at a conference in Milan in 2004 that I met Catherine Coleman” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Direct involvement with early SateLife and Dr. Lown, etc.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Congress” </li></ul><ul><li>“ AHILA Congress” </li></ul><ul><li>” ProCor is a member of National Forum” </li></ul><ul><li>“ From the start - WCC in Ottawa” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Involved since inception.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5. What type of internet connection do you primarily use?
  13. 13. 6. How do you access ProCor’s contents?
  14. 14. 7. What types of ProCor contents do you find most useful?
  15. 15. 8. What additional CVH topics would you like to see MORE of? <ul><li>“ Lifestyle modification. I think that we should go to the environment in which people live and not wait for them to come to the primary care centers or hospitals.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Diabetic metabolism topics.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Strategic interventions for primary prevention in developing countries.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tropical CVD, such as RHD, EMF, and Chagas.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ New advances on CV case management” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Surveys of various cardiac illnesses and to find evidence based answers.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ The importance of distinguishing between policies and actions developed in developing and developed countries.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Improved access and consolidation of information relating to other global CVH organizations and entities.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nutrition and diet” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Food reformulation, physical activity.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Management of CVD, disease management programs, policy implications, knowledge transition.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Programs targeting children and adolescents.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ CV prevention intervention at workplace.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ More focus on integrated forms of programming across a wide spectrum of NCDs. Also cross-cutting issues relevant to development context.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Topics on clinical cardiology” </li></ul>
  17. 17. 9. We are looking at how to expand the way we deliver our content. Which of the following methods would you potentially use most?
  18. 18. Sample of Other responses <ul><li>“ Suggest to focus resources on consolidating and strengthening website and email forum - the forum in particular is starting to take off and will need further nurturing.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Via expanding existing listserv” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is good as it is. The content itself is more important than the media.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. 10. How do you currently use ProCor information?
  20. 20. Sample of Other responses <ul><li>“ Dissemination & advocacy.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ To inform national & regional physical activity networks.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. 11. Within the past 6 months, how many people have you shared ProCor contents with?
  22. 22. 12. Sample of additional comments: <ul><li>“ I appreciate all the resources on health promotion/education in particular. As a physician it is nice to be able to learn about programs that I can apply to individual patient care.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Louise Lown Heart Hero Award brings change in organizations that win it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Don't stop!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ ProCor is truly a remarkable resource and very much appreciated.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I like the way ProCor updates its members on current issues on cardiovascular health” </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ Great work - enormously useful.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I think overall there are too many emails and some could be condensed into e-bulletins e.g. newly published research. Also maybe debates discussions between participants would be best via the website/blog, rather than emails that goes out to everyone. Sometimes I feel inundated by ProCor, but I persist because there are gems in there. Thanks.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Only 2 words: Great Job!!!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There seems to be a current trend on focus and content towards Africa than in earlier years. For example, the past use to emphasize more on Latin America than now. It may be useful to apply biblio-metrics to assess such trends and to post this annually on ProCor.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>“ Mental health program should be increased in the developing countries and CV outreach program should be expanded too. In today's world, sharing information is the best treatment center.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Generally interesting material. But I think that the informal chatter needs to be reduced on ProCor. I don't have time to open messages with little but ‘thank you’ or ‘congratulations’, etc. For those with limited internet access, it must be extremely wasteful. If these social-chatter functions are useful or desirable, perhaps they could be managed in an optional separate list-serve.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Keep up the good work.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm very new to your mailing list so I'm responding mostly in anticipation of finding out more.” </li></ul>
  25. 25. Conclusion <ul><li>50% of ProCor users are physicians & public health professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus of work is global : interests in Africa . </li></ul><ul><li>57% referred by colleague. </li></ul><ul><li>58% share ProCor with 1-10 people. </li></ul><ul><li>48% use Listserv emails, 46% using both. </li></ul><ul><li>Major use: Personal continuing education of journal articles, facts, latest news, and research. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in HTML format emails with social media & smart phone applications. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Recommendation <ul><li>Room for growth and expansion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach youths, adolescents, young adults in low resource setting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore html format emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach new topics RHD, clinical cardiology, tropical CVD, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Expressed interest in social media source. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing evidence-based research. </li></ul>