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Response Activity in Mixed-Method Survey Data Collection—The Methods Used in a Survey among the Foreign-Born Population in Finland (FinMonik)

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3300; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063300
Received: 3 February 2021 / Revised: 12 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 23 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data and Methods for Monitoring and Decisions in Public Health)
In terms of the number of respondents, Survey on Well-Being among Foreign Born Population (FinMonik) is so far the most extensive survey carried out among the population with foreign background in Finland. It comprises a wide range of self-reported data, including information on the respondent’s health, well-being and access to care, which can be widely utilized in planning and assessing integration, health and welfare policies. A mixed-method approach (an electronic questionnaire, a paper questionnaire and phone interviews) was used in collecting the data which consists of responses by 6836 respondents aged 18–64 years. All response types included, the response rate was 53.1% (n = 6836). This study describes in detail the methods used in the FinMonik survey. In addition, we describe the demographics of the respondents partaking in each response format. The aim of the study is to promote the development of mixed-method survey as a way of collecting reliable data that can be used to enhance foreign-born people’s health, well-being and access to health care. The survey responses will be used as a baseline in observing the respondents’ well-being through the register-based data available in several national registers on health, medicine use and access to care as well as the data collected in the study Impact of Coronavirus Epidemic on Well-Being among Foreign Born Population Study (MigCOVID). Furthermore, the FinMonik study protocol will be repeated every four years. View Full-Text
Keywords: migrants; health; well-being; access to care; integration; epidemiology; health policy migrants; health; well-being; access to care; integration; epidemiology; health policy
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Kuusio, H.; Seppänen, A.; Somersalo, L.; Jokela, S.; Castaneda, A.E.; Abdulhamed, R.; Lilja, E. Response Activity in Mixed-Method Survey Data Collection—The Methods Used in a Survey among the Foreign-Born Population in Finland (FinMonik). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3300. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063300

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Kuusio H, Seppänen A, Somersalo L, Jokela S, Castaneda AE, Abdulhamed R, Lilja E. Response Activity in Mixed-Method Survey Data Collection—The Methods Used in a Survey among the Foreign-Born Population in Finland (FinMonik). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(6):3300. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063300

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Kuusio, Hannamaria, Anna Seppänen, Laura Somersalo, Satu Jokela, Anu E. Castaneda, Rekar Abdulhamed, and Eero Lilja. 2021. "Response Activity in Mixed-Method Survey Data Collection—The Methods Used in a Survey among the Foreign-Born Population in Finland (FinMonik)" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 6: 3300. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18063300

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