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Page: Your chance to have your say on the services provided at findings.org.uk
1. 1. What led you to access the EFFECTIVENESS BANK service? (tick as many you like)
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Percent
Response
Count
My work involves responding to drug and alcohol use/problems
81.8%468
I am training to do work which involves responding to drug and alcohol use/problems
9.1%52
Research, education or other academic activities
46.7%267
A personal problem (your own or someone else)
3.3%19
Some other reason (please specify)
 
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2. 2. In general terms, do/did you find the service useful?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 No use at all
0.2%1
2
0.7%4
3
9.4%54
4
34.3%198
5 Extremely useful
55.5%320
Would you like to tell us why?
 
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3. 3. Has anything you have read on this site influenced your or your colleagues’ thinking about how drug and alcohol use should be responded to? (tick as many you like)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Not really
4.9%28
Made me/us more confident that what we do is evidence-based
41.2%235
Made me/us less confident that what we do is evidence-based
3.0%17
Led me/us to reconsider how drug and alcohol use/problems are best responded to
30.5%174
Developed my/our thinking about how drug and alcohol use/problems are best responded to
69.4%396
Influenced how I/we actually respond to drug and alcohol use/problems or how we might respond in future
39.2%224

4. Currently we send these out two or three times a week. For you is this:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 Too often
11.7%67
2 About right
55.1%316
3 Would like more
1.0%6
4 Frequency doesn’t matter – send me an alert whenever there’s something new
32.1%184

5. The alerts usually consist of a headline, a short paragraph describing the study, and a link to our analysis. Is this generally:
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 Too much information – just send headline and link
0.5%3
2 About right
93.5%531
3 Too little – often I need more to know if the study is worth looking at
6.0%34

6. Is there something else/more you would like to say about our alerting service?
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507
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Count
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7. Firstly you can search for documents relevant to a specific topic (access from SUBJECT search link on home page). How useful have you found this?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 No use at all
5.3%29
2
7.3%40
3
25.3%139
4
37.5%206
5 Extremely useful
24.6%135
Would you like to tell us why?
 
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8. Secondly they can be free-text searched to find documents containing words you are interested in (access from WORD search link on home page). How useful have you found this?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
1 No use at all
6.7%36
2
9.4%51
3
30.7%166
4
31.5%170
5 Extremely useful
21.7%117
Would you like to tell us why?
 
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9. 6. Your chance to tell us in your own words how we are doing and how you would like us to develop our service
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