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Abstract

AZEVEDO, Luiz Otavio de; QUEIROZ, Rita Suely Bacuri  and  REZENDE, Carlos Eduardo Menezes de. The World Health Survey: a report on the field experience in Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, suppl.1, pp. S25-S32. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000700004.

This article reports on the field experience with the World Health Survey in Brazil with the aim of collaborating in the development and enhancement of the methodology and analyzing interview questions based on the interviewers' experience. The authors comment on the field experience and application of the questionnaire, based on reports by regional coordinators and interviewers, in order to shed light on the context in which the interviews took place. The article reports on how the respondents grasped and interpreted the questionnaire. The authors propose improvements in interviewer training and simple interview reporting measures aimed at improved logistics with such nationwide survey instruments.

Keywords : Survey Methods; Interviews; Questionnaires.

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