Couples and Health


Linda Roberts, Dept of Child and Family Studies, UW-Madison


This mail survey was designed to screen and recruit potential participants for future research projects regarding alcohol use and and marital functioning. The UWSC assisted in the development of a 2 page survey designed to gather pertinent data for sample selection. Mailings to the first half of a random sample of 4000 Dane County residents included a full mailing with cover letter, survey and reply envelope. One thousand of these participants received a reminder postcard in addition to the full mailing. Based on higher response rates for the postcard group, full mailings and reminder postcards were sent to all of the additional 2000 residents. The UWSC also sorted returned questionnaires by eligibility criteria before delivering to the client.


Debra Wright


August 1999 – July 2000