Surveys of Networks
LEADS: Professor Michel Wensing (The Netherlands)
WP6 will focus on developing the empirical work that will support the thematic WPs 3 and 4. More specifically, the survey of the systems of support of people with diabetes will inform WP3 and the survey of the networks of organisations will inform WP4. The findings of this WP and WP5 will also inform development of a set of interventions adapted to specific national contexts WP7.
The main input in this WP will be offered by the Stichting Katholieke Universiteit under the leadership of Prof. Michel Wensing. The leading partner will be responsible for developing all guidelines for data collection, training, and analysis. He will oversee the standardization of the questionnaires, the selection of validated measures and the process of validation when it may be necessary. Prof. Wensing will also develop guidelines and will oversee the process of data entry, data cleaning and will take the main responsibility for the analysis and interpreting of the collected data. The findings will then be used for the finalization of individual thematic WPs. All team leaders will be responsible for adapting the guidelines and schedules to their national contexts and for conducting the data collection.
This WP will include two key elements:
Survey of the systems of support of people with diabetes.
This will consist of a random sample of 300 respondents in each country. The respondents will be recruited from deprived (urban and rural) areas (within one broader region or metropolitan area for each partner country). The interview schedule will be developed as a postal questionnaire, but in order to ensure the participation of people from deprived backgrounds some interviews may be conducted face to face or over the phone.
Survey of the networks of organisations offering illness relevant support for people with diabetes.
This will consist of a targeted sample of 150 respondents. These will be representatives of voluntary, community and local organizations offering illness relevant support for our target groups. Our aim will be to describe the inter-organizational networks in three areas (deprived-urban, deprived-rural, and affluent).
This will be a purposefully selected sample that will be adapted to the specificities of each of the partner countries but we expect to recruit 20 to 30 representatives of organizations that operate on the national and regional levels, and around 40 respondents from organizations that operate locally. Recruitment will be purposeful and will be guided by the qualitative interviews conducted with representatives and users of such organizations (WP5) and through snowballing.