APPENDIX A
Telephone Screener

Drowsy Driving
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Two groups with young adult males, Ages 18-25
Two groups with shift workers 30 to 55, male and female
(Recruit 12 males for 9 to show.)

ASK TO SPEAK WITH A YOUNG ADULT MALE/ADULT IN HOUSEHOLD.

We are holding discussions with young male/working adults to discuss issues related to driving an automobile while fatigued or drowsy. My name is ______ and I would like to ask you some questions to see if you qualify to participate in one of the discussion groups. The groups will be held the evening of ______ and will last approximately two hours. Refreshments will be served and you will receive $______ for your participation.

1. Do you or a member of your immediate family work in advertising or market research?

Yes   No

Terminate if YES: Thank you but we are not recruiting individuals in these professions at this time.

2. Have you participated in a focus group within the last six months?

Yes   No

Terminate if YES: Thank you but we are recruiting individuals who have not taken part in a recent focus group at this time.

3. I am going to read a list of occupations. Please tell me if you or a member of your immediate family are employed in any of the following areas:

yes__no__ Law Enforcement
yes__no__ Federal, state or city government employee

Terminate if YES: Thank you but we are not recruiting individuals who work or have family members who work in this area at this time.

(Call Global Exchange if clarification is needed.)

4. Are you a licensed driver?

Yes   No

Terminate if NO: Thank you but we are recruiting individuals who are licensed drivers at this time.

5. Are you licensed to drive commercial vehicles?

Yes   No

Terminate if YES: Thank you but we are not recruiting individuals who are licensed commercial drivers at this time.

6. In your current job, do you work on a rotating shift or are you regularly scheduled be at work after 11 p.m.? Interviewer: this questions is critical. it is Important that all participants are shift workers scheduled to work at night (e.g., union workers, factory workers, medical professionals, people in the hospitality industry.)

(Please call Global Exchange if clarification is needed.)

Yes   No

7. Can you please tell me your age?

Under 18   Terminate: Thank you but we are recruiting individuals over 18 at this time.
18-25   Continue Questioning
26-29   Terminate
30-55   Continue Questioning only if the answer to Question 6 was "YES"
56 and over   Terminate

8. Do you currently attend college full-time?

Yes   No

RECRUIT EVEN MIX OF COLLEGE STUDENTS, SHIFT WORKERS AND OTHERS. PUT IN APPROPRIATE GROUPS.

For the following questions, I would like you to consider only occasions where you did not consume alcohol.

9. Have you ever fallen asleep or nodded off while driving?

Yes   No

10. Have you started to drive or continued driving an automobile when you felt very fatigued, drowsy or sleepy three or more times during the past year.

Yes    No

11. Have you driven on a trip greater than 1 hour in length between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. three or more times during the past year?

Yes   No

12. Have you driven an automobile after being awake for a period of 18 hours or longer three or more times during the past year?

Yes   No

RECRUIT IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS YES TO TWO OR MORE QUESTIONS 9-12.

As I mentioned, the groups will be held on day/date/time at our facilities. Which group can you attend? We will send you a confirmation letter and map indicating the location and confirming the date and time of your participation. Thank you.

Name:

Mailing address:

Telephone numbers:
    Home:
    Work:

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