Saturday, October 2, 2010

Take a Health Survey, Men, and Maybe Win an Amazon Gift Card

Photo by Andrew Huff
Our male readers over age 18 are invited to take part in a University of Memphis health survey.  What's in it for you if you participate?  A chance to enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.  Want another reason?  Okay, try this one on for size:  Your answers can help researchers figure out why men engage in more high-risk behaviors than women and why they engage in fewer health-conscious behaviors than women.  Here's your official invitation:

In the United States, men experience  more serious health concerns than women, and health-related behaviors play a  large role in morbidity and mortality. In comparison to women, men engage in
more health-risk and fewer health-promoting behaviors. The existing research on health promotion models does not address why men engage in more health-risk and fewer health-promotion behaviors.

We have a developed an online survey to help us answer this question. The survey  is anonymous, and university research review board has approved the project. If  you are male (age 18 or older) and would like to be a part of this research,  please click on the online survey.

A note about the survey itself:  There are numerous factors leading to health-promoting behaviors and the relationships among them are complex. For this reason, we have chosen to include a number of questions on this survey in order to gain a complete understanding of this issue. We understand this choice to be comprehensive makes for a longer questionnaire, but we decided it was a better choice than developing numerous shorter surveys and repeatedly requesting your participation. Depending on
reading/answering speed and your online connection, the survey should take between 30-45 minutes.

As a small token of our appreciation for your time, you  will have the option of entering a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card at the completion of the study.

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Suzanne Lease, Ph.D., Kristie Fleming, MS, John Sawyer, MS, Alida Gage, MS, Christine Jehu, MS, and Ryan Cox, MS
The University of Memphis

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