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What are behavioral surveys?

___You understand that behavioral surveys ask people to respond to questions about certain actions or behaviors that affect their physical, emotional, or mental well-being

___You understand that behavioral surveys do not try to determine what people think; rather, they focus on what people do

___You understand that your group should recognize that the results will be subjective accounts of individual actions

What are the three basic uses of behavioral surveys?

___Behavioral surveys can shed light on exactly what the extent of the problem is in your community

___The data you receive from these surveys can be used to push the issue to the forefront of public awareness

___Behavioral surveys offer yet another way to evaluate the success of the initiative

What are the four basic steps for conducting a behavioral survey?

___Obtaining behavioral data

___Tabulating the data

___Plotting the data and providing feedback

___Using the data to determine the level of risk, raise public awareness, or evaluate your group's level of effectiveness

Conducting behavioral surveys:

___You will conduct behavioral surveys at regular intervals

___You have defined your objectives for the survey

___You have written questions related to your group's objectives that addresses the specific needs of your group and your community

___If appropriate, you've considered conducting a random phone survey to reach a sampling of the population

___If appropriate, you've checked with other area groups to see if any of them have already conducted a behavioral survey of their own that you can use

___If appropriate, you've considered contacting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta for information

___You have calculated the data to determine the percentage of people who engage in risk behaviors in your community and the extent of an issue in your community

___You've plotted the data in a chart form to have a visual representation of the problem and see the trends of the problem over time

___You've used the data to provide feedback to people involved in the initiative

___You've decided whether to use the data to help you determine where the greatest risk lies, and how you can continue to address that need in your community

___You've decided whether to use the data to raise public awareness about the issue

___You've decided whether to use the data to evaluate the effects of the initiative