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Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)
Volume 14 (2012)
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The following article(s) has/have just been published in the UPCOMING JMIR
issue (Volume 14 / Issue 3):
(articles are still being added for this issue)

Internet-based Survey & Research Methodology
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Using Crowdsourcing Technology for Testing Multilingual Public Health
Promotion Materials
Anne M. Turner, Katrin Kirchhoff, Daniel Capurro
J Med Internet Res 2012 (Jun 04); 14(3):e79
HTML (open access): http://www.jmir.org/2012/3/e79/
PDF (members only): http://www.jmir.org/2012/3/e79/PDF


Background: Effective communication of public health messages is a key
strategy for health promotion by public health agencies. Creating effective
health promotion materials requires careful message design and feedback from
representatives of target populations. This is particularly true when the
target audiences are hard to reach as limited English proficiency groups.
Traditional methods of soliciting feedback—such as focus groups and
convenience sample interviews—are expensive and time consuming. As a
result, adequate feedback from target populations is often insufficient due
to the time and resource constraints characteristic to public health.
Objective: To describe a pilot study investigating the use of crowdsourcing
technology as a method to gather rapid and relevant feedback on the design
of health promotion messages for oral health. Our goal was to better
describe the demographics of participants responding to a crowdsourcing
survey and to test whether crowdsourcing could be used to gather feedback
from English-speaking and Spanish-speaking participants in a short period of
time and at relatively low costs. Methods: We developed health promotion
materials on pediatric dental health issues in four different formats and in
two languages (English and Spanish). We then designed an online survey to
elicit feedback on format preferences and made it available in both
languages via the Amazon Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing platform. Results: We
surveyed 236 native English-speaking and 163 native Spanish-speaking
participants in less than 12 days, at a cost of US $374. Overall,
Spanish-speaking participants originated from a wider distribution of
countries than the overall Latino population in the United States. Most
participants were in the 18- to 29-year age range and had some college or
graduate education. Participants provided valuable input for the health
promotion material design. Conclusions: Our results indicate that
crowdsourcing can be an effective method for recruiting and gaining feedback
from English-speaking and Spanish-speaking people. Compared with traditional
methods, crowdsourcing has the potential to reach more diverse populations
than convenience sampling, while substantially reducing the time and cost of
gathering participant feedback. More widespread adoption of this method
could streamline the development of effective health promotion materials in
multiple languages.





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