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Survey Data in Mental Health Counselling

Select a counselling research article in which a survey is used to collect data, give a brief description of the study you selected, and the type of survey used. Explain the implications of survey data on decision making in mental health counselling. Finally, explain any limitations to the use of this design in mental health counselling .

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Understanding Survey Research

(1) Select a counselling research article in which a survey is used to collect data, give a brief description of the study you selected, and the type of survey used

Research indicates that smoking during pregnancy and postpartum pregnancy is harmful to the fetus and well being of both the fetus and mother (Zapaka, Pbert, Stockland, Ockene, Goins, & Bonollo, 2000). For instance, smoking increases a baby' low birth weight and pre-term health. In addition, it poses a risk to infants of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID), and other illnesses such as: (a) asthma, (b) upper respiratory infection, and (c) hospitalization for the presence of bronchitis (p.74). The Zapaka et al study consisted of participants completing a self-administered survey with the help of a staff person. The instrument contained 15 items, plus 10 demographic items. For instance, smoking items were related to provider counseling based on the National Center Institute's 4 A's (Ask, Advise, Assist, Arrange). The dependent measure was a comparable measure of provider's self-reported intervention's procedure or performance. For example, providers indicated what proportion of their patients/clients used each intervention step (e.g. none, some, most of all). Each step was scored as follows:

0=None
1=Some
2=Most
3=All

The theories underlying the variables were based on social cognition ...

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The solution describes a brief description of a survey and data in mental health counseling.

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