APPENDIX D
Telephone Screener

Shift-work Supervisors
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Two Groups of shift work supervisors (Recruit 14 for 9 to show)

ASK TO SPEAK WITH AN ADULT IN THE HOUSEHOLD

We are holding discussions with supervisors of night shift work to discuss issues related to the workplace and 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 not recruiting individuals who have taken part in a recent focus group at this time.

3. Do you or a member of your immediate family work in law enforcement or federal, state or city government?

Yes   No

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

4. In your current job, are you responsible for developing work schedules, supervising or overseeing the work of other employees on the job (e.g., superviser, shift manager, or foreman)? Interviewer: This question is critical. It is important that all participants are supervisors or managers.

Yes   No

Terminate if NO: Thank you but we are only recruiting individuals in these professions at this time.

5. In your current job, do you directly supervise employees who are regularly scheduled to be at work after 11 p.m.?

Yes   No

Terminate if NO: Thank you but we are only recruiting individuals who supervise night shift workers at this time.

6. In your current job, do you work on a rotating shift or are you scheduled to be at work after 11 p.m.?

Yes   No

7. Do you regard worker sleepiness or fatigue as a problem in your current job?

Yes   No

8. Have any of your employees complained to you about extreme tiredness or fatigue in the past six months?

Yes   No

RECRUIT IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS YES TO TWO OR MORE QUESTIONS 6-8.

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:
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