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Experimental Study: Effect of Promotional Offers in Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Print Advertisements on Consumer Product Perceptions

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Effect of Promotional Offers in Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Print Advertisements on Consumer Product Perceptions


DRAFT Questionnaire: PRETEST 1


Programming instructions are indicated in blue font and should be removed prior to fielding.


[PROGRAMMER:


• The viewing time of each page of the ad must be timed separately in milliseconds.

• Program progresses to the questioning in a “one-way” manner.

• Record time in milliseconds spent on each screen (including questions) throughout protocol. ]


Interview Protocol


(Present Informed Consent Form. Participants will be blind to FDA’s sponsorship.)


[PROGRAMMER: Screen 1. TIME SPENT ON SCREEN IN MILLISECONDS]


Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study today.

Make sure you are comfortable and can read the screen from where you sit. This study is about advertising for a new product. We will show you an ad for a new product then ask you some questions about it. Your answers are private and will not be connected with your name. Your input is extremely valuable.


[PROGRAMMER: Screen 2. TIME SPENT ON EACH SCREEN IN MILLISECONDS]

[RANDOMLY ASSIGN TO ONE VERSION OF SCREEN 2]


[VERSION 1: CONTROL]

The ad has two pages. We will ask you some questions about the ad after you have finished reading it.


[VERSION 2: INCREASED ATTENTION]

The ad has two pages. We will ask you some questions about the ad after you have finished reading it. Do your best to remember details about the ad. We will ask you to explain your answers.


[VERSION 3: TIME LIMIT]

The ad has two pages. We will ask you some questions about the ad after you have finished reading it. You will have up to 4 minutes to read the ad. The program will automatically move on to the next part of the study after that time.


[VERSION 4: INCREASED ATTENTION + TIME LIMIT]

The ad has two pages. We will ask you some questions about the ad after you have finished reading it. Do your best to remember details about the ad. We will ask you to explain your answers. You will have up to 4 minutes to read the ad. The program will automatically move on to the next part of the study after that time.


[SCREEN 3]


If you want to see a bigger image of the page, you can enlarge the page by clicking on it, and you can flip between the pages by clicking the ”Next” and “Back” buttons at the bottom of the screen. Once you finish reading the ad, please click “Start Next Part of Study” to move to the next part of the study. You may begin when you are ready.


[PROGRAMMER: Record time in milliseconds spent on each page of the print ad.]


[PROGRAMMER: Show stimuli. TIME SPENT ON EACH PAGE IN MILLISECONDS]

[PROGRAMMER: UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, RECORD TIME SPENT ON EACH QUESTION IN MILLISECONDS]


Now please answer the following questions based on the ad you saw.


Q1. Were you able to view the ad for DRUG X?

Yes

No [Terminate]

Not sure [Terminate]


Q1b. Please list the thoughts that were going through your mind as you viewed the ad for DRUG X and list them below. Use one line for each thought.


[PROGRAMMER: Five separate text boxes]














Q2. What type of product is DRUG X? [PROGRAMMER: randomize responses]


Over the counter drug

Prescription drug

Herbal supplement

Lens cleaner

Don't know or uncertain

Q3. What condition does DRUG X treat? [PROGRAMMER: randomize responses]


High blood pressure

Insomnia

Migraine headaches

Seasonal allergies

Diabetes

Acid Reflux/GERD

Don't know or uncertain


[PROGRAMMER: Benefit question series = Q4 through Q7. Risk question series = Q8 through Q12. Randomize order of benefit question series versus risk question series]


Q4. In your own words, what are the benefits of DRUG X?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q5-Q6]


(Perceived Benefit)


Q5. Based on the information in the ad, how effective would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

effective effective effective



Q6. Based on the information in the ad, how well would DRUG X work for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

well well well


[PROGRAMMER: randomize order of Q7a-h. Record time spent on series]

(Recall of Benefits)

Q7. Based on the information in the ad, please check which of the following are benefits of taking DRUG X.




Yes

No

Don’t Know

a. DRUG X is taken twice a day.


x


b. DRUG X can be used for up to 3 months.


x



c. DRUG X can help you stay asleep for up to 8 hours.


x



d. DRUG X is safe for people with kidney problems.


x



e. DRUG X treats insomnia in adults and children ages 10 and up.



x


f. DRUG X is the #1 prescribed medication for insomnia.



x


g. DRUG X combines two ingredients.


x



h. DRUG X can be habit-forming.



x


i. DRUG X leaves your system within 4 hours.



x





Q8. In your own words, what are the risks of DRUG X?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q9-Q10]

(Perceived Risk)


Q9. Based on the information in the ad, how safe would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

Safe safe safe


Q10. Based on the information in the ad, how risky would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

risky risky risky


Q11. Based on the information in this ad, how likely is it that you would have a side effect from DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

likely likely likely



[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q12a-i. Record time spent on series.]

(Recall of Risks)

Q12. Based on the information in the ad, please check which of the following are risks of taking DRUG X.




Yes

No

Don’t Know

a. TTP is a risk when you take DRUG X


x


b. You need blood tests when taking DRUG X.



x


c. People with liver problems should not take DRUG X.


x



d. A common side effect of DRUG X is ringing in the ears.


x



e. A common side effect of DRUG X is blurred vision.


x



f. People with a history of migraine headaches should not take DRUG X.

x



g. A common side effect of DRUG X is dizziness.


x



h. People with kidney problems should not take DRUG X.



x


i. A common side effect of DRUG X is joint pain.



x


j. DRUG X may cause hallucinations.

x







[PROGRAMMER: Rotate order of Q13-Q14]


(Perceived Comparative Benefit and Risk)


Q13. Compared to other treatments you could take for insomnia, how well do you think DRUG X works?


Much better

Somewhat better

About the same

Somewhat worse

Much worse


Q14. Compared to other treatments you could take for insomnia, how safe or risky do you think DRUG X is?


Much safer

Somewhat safer

About the same

Somewhat riskier

Much riskier


[PROGRAMMER: If Q13 = much better (1) or Q13 = somewhat better (2), ask Q15]


Q15. You said DRUG X works better than other treatments for insomnia. What in the ad made you say DRUG X works better?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












Codes to be determined


[PROGRAMMER: If Q14 = somewhat riskier (4) or Q14 = much riskier (5), ask Q16]


Q16. You said DRUG X was more risky than other treatments for insomnia. What in the ad made you say DRUG X was more risky?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












Codes to be determined


Q17. Thinking overall about the risks and benefits of DRUG X, would you say it has:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

More risks Equal risks More benefits

than benefits and benefits than risks


[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q18a-d. Record time spent on series.]


(Risk/Benefit Tradeoff)


Q18. Please rate your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements.


Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. The ad clearly communicated the benefits of DRUG X.






  1. The ad clearly communicated the risks of DRUG X.






  1. The ad evenly balanced the risks and benefits of DRUG X.







(Behavioral Intention)


Q19a. How likely or not likely are you to look for more information about DRUG X?


Not at all likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Extremely likely



Q19b. How likely or not likely are you to switch to DRUG X?


Not at all likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Extremely likely


(Perceived Quality)

Q20. How would you rate the quality of DRUG X?

1 ------- 2------- 3 ------- 4 ------- 5 -------- 6 -------- 7

Poor quality Good quality



[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q21a-c]

(Attitude toward Ad. From Bhutada et al., 2009, Shen & Chen, 2007, and MacKenzie & Lutz, 1989)


Q21. In your opinion, was the ad for DRUG X:


a. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Good Bad


b. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Pleasant Unpleasant


c. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Favorable Unfavorable


(Manipulation Checks)


QP3. In your opinion, was the amount of time you had to read the ad:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Too short About right Too long



QP4. How much attention did you pay to the advertisement when you were reading it?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

A little A lot



Q22a. Do you remember seeing a coupon or other type of offer in the ad for DRUG X?


Yes

No

Not sure


[If OFFER=NONE, skip to Q25a]


[PROGRAMMER: SHOW AD AGAIN]


This ad had information about a coupon or offer for DRUG X. When answering the next few questions, please think only about the coupon or offer mentioned in the ad.


Q22b. What did the coupon or offer say? Please choose one. [PROGRAMMER: Randomize response choices]


“Money-Back Guarantee”

“Free 7-day Trial”

“Free 30-day Trial”

“$20 off cost of your prescription”

“#1 prescribed”

“Buy one, get one free”

“Buy two, get one free”

“$20 off the cost of your co-pay”

Don't know or uncertain


[Programmer: If OFFER=NONE, skip Q23 and Q24]

[PROGRAMMER: SHOW AD AGAIN]


(Inferences about Offer)

Q23a. In your own words, list all your thoughts, reactions and ideas that went through your mind while you were looking at the coupon or offer in the ad for DRUG X. Please use a separate line for each thought.

[PROGRAMMER: Five separate text boxes]














Q23b. For each of the thoughts, reactions and ideas you listed, indicate whether the thought was positive, negative or neutral.

[PROGRAMMER: Display responses from Q23a. For each response, include a drop-down choice box or other appropriate choice box with the choices POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, NEUTRAL]


You said…

Is it…

[insert each response from Q24a above in a separate box]

POSITIVE

NEGATIVE

NEUTRAL









(Peripheral Cue)


Q24a. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the coupon or offer was:



Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. Noticeable






  1. Believable






  1. Distracting








Q24b. How likely would you be to use this coupon or offer for DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Definitely use Definitely not

the offer use the offer


[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q25a-d]

(Skepticism)


Q25a. How likely is it that the benefits of the drug presented in this ad are true?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Likely Likely


Q25b. How skeptical are you about the truth of the benefits of the drug presented in this ad?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Skeptical Skeptical


Q25c. How likely is it that the risks of the drug presented in this ad are true?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Likely Likely


Q25d. How skeptical are you about the truth of the risks of the drug presented in this ad?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Skeptical Skeptical


[Q26 BLANK]


[PROGRAMMER: randomize order of Q27a-i. Record time spent on series.]

(Coupon Proneness and Quality-Price Relationship)


Q27. These next few questions are about coupons.



Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. Redeeming coupons makes me feel good.






  1. I enjoy clipping coupons out of newspapers.






  1. When I use coupons, I feel that I am getting a good deal.






  1. I enjoy using coupons, regardless of the amount I save by doing so.






  1. Beyond the money I save, redeeming coupons gives me a sense of joy.






  1. Generally speaking, the higher the price of a product, the higher the quality.






  1. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is generally true.






  1. The price of the product is a good indicator of its quality.






  1. You always have to pay a bit more for the best.







(Subjective Health Literacy)

Q28. How often do you need to have someone help you when you read instructions, pamphlets, or other written material from your doctor or pharmacy?


Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Always


(Objective numeracy)

Q29. Now here are some questions that require you to use numbers to solve the problem. Some are easy, and others are more difficult. Please don’t use a calculator: We’d like you to answer on your own. Remember, almost everyone will have trouble with these questions, so don’t be upset if some are difficult—just do your best!


[PROGRAMMER: DO NOT randomize Q29a-e]


  1. What is the correct answer:


17 – 8 + 4 = ?


  1. 11

  2. 13

  3. 21

  4. 23

  5. 29

  6. Don’t know


  1. What is the correct answer:


100 x 15 x 20 = ?


    1. 1,500

    2. 15,000

    3. 30,000

    4. 150,000

    5. 300,000

    6. Don’t know


  1. Imagine that you flip a fair coin 1,000 times. What is your best guess about how many times the coin would come up heads in 1,000 flips?


___ times out of 1,000 [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from 0 to 1,000]



  1. In the BIG BUCKS LOTTERY, the chance of winning a $10 prize is 1%. What is your best guess about how many people would win a $10 prize if 1,000 people each buy a single ticket to BIG BUCKS LOTTERY?


________ people [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from 0 to 1,000]



  1. In ACME PUBLISHING SWEEPSTAKES, the chance of winning a car is 1 in 1,000. What percent of tickets to ACME PUBLISHING SWEEPSTAKES will win a car?


___ percent [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from .001 to 100]


[Q30-Q31 BLANK]


Now a few questions to help us describe our sample of participants.


Q32. Do you have sleep problems, such as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or insomnia?

Yes

No

Don’t know or uncertain



Q33. In general, how much do you feel you know about sleep problems?


A lot

A good bit

Some

Only a slight amount

Nothing at all


Q34. In general, how much do you feel you know about treatments for sleep problems?


A lot

A good bit

Some

Only a slight amount

Nothing at all


Q35. What type of product are you using to treat your sleep problems? You may select more than one.

Prescription drug

Over the counter drug

Herbal supplement

Some other product

Behavior changes

Nothing/I am not treating my sleep problems {skip to Q37}


Q36. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the treatment for your sleep problems that you are using now?


Very satisfied

Somewhat satisfied

Somewhat dissatisfied

Very dissatisfied


(Likelihood of Switching)

Q37. Based on what you read in the ad for DRUG X, how likely are you to switch from your current treatment to DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

likely likely likely



[Q38, Q39 BLANK]


Q40. What did you use to complete today’s survey?

Laptop computer / Netbook computer

Desktop computer

Handheld phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Droid)

Handheld device other than a phone (iPod Touch, Palm Pilot, iPad)

Other: ________________


Q41. Did you receive any help on the questions that had numbers in them from anything or anyone (e.g., calculator, other person, website)? It’s okay if you did—we just want an honest answer.

Yes (write source_____________)

No


Q42. Are you now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan? This includes any private insurance plan through your employer or a plan that you purchased yourself, as well as a government program like Medicare or Medicaid.

Yes

No (skip Q43)

Don’t Know


Q43. Does your current insurance plan help pay for prescription drugs?

Yes

No

Don’t Know


QP1. Did you read the instructions at the beginning of the study?

Yes

No




[End time: ___________________ ]


You have been very helpful. Thank you very much for your participation!


The purpose of this research is to learn about consumer reactions to medical advertising. In order to get a real-life reaction to this information, we created a brand to use in this study. DRUG X is not a real product and it is not available for sale. Please see your healthcare professional for questions about insomnia.



END

Effect of Promotional Offers in Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Print Advertisements on Consumer Product Perceptions


DRAFT Questionnaire: PRETEST 2


Programming instructions are indicated in blue font.


[PROGRAMMER:


• The viewing time of each page of the ad must be timed separately in milliseconds.

• Program progresses to the questioning in a “one-way” manner

• Record time in milliseconds spent on each screen (including questions) throughout protocol. ]


Interview Protocol


(Present Informed Consent Form. Participants will be blind to FDA’s sponsorship.)


[PROGRAMMER: Screen 1. TIME SPENT ON SCREEN IN MILLISECONDS]


Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study today.

Make sure you are comfortable and can read the screen from where you sit. This study is about advertising for a new product. We will show you an ad for a new product then ask you some questions about it. Your answers are private and will not be connected with your name. Your input is extremely valuable.


[PROGRAMMER: Screen 2. TIME SPENT ON SCREEN IN MILLISECONDS]


The ad has two pages. We will ask you some questions about the ad after you have finished reading it.


[PROGRAMMER: SCREEN 3. TIME SPENT ON SCREEN IN MILLISECONDS]

If you want to see a bigger image of the page, you can enlarge the page by clicking on it, and you can flip between the pages by clicking the ”Next” and “Back” buttons at the bottom of the screen. Once you finish reading the ad, please click “Start Next Part of Study” to move to the next part of the study. You may begin when you are ready.


[PROGRAMMER: Record time in milliseconds spent on each page of the print ad.]


[PROGRAMMER: Show stimuli. TIME SPENT ON EACH PAGE IN MILLISECONDS]

[PROGRAMMER: UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, RECORD TIME SPENT ON EACH QUESTION IN MILLISECONDS]


Now please answer the following questions based on the ad you saw.


Q1. Were you able to view the ad for DRUG X?

Yes

No [Terminate]

Not sure [Terminate]


[PRETEST 2 GROUP 1: Provide link on screen to view ad. PRETEST 2 GROUP 2: Do not show ad.]


Q2. What type of product is DRUG X? [PROGRAMMER: randomize responses]


Over the counter drug

Prescription drug

Herbal supplement

Lens cleaner

Don’t know or uncertain

Q3. What condition does DRUG X treat? [PROGRAMMER: randomize responses]


High blood pressure

Insomnia

Migraine headaches

Seasonal allergies

Diabetes

Acid Reflux/GERD

Don’t know or uncertain


[PROGRAMMER: Benefit question series = Q4 through Q7. Risk question series = Q8 through Q12. Randomize order of benefit question series versus risk question series]


Q4. In your own words, what are the benefits of DRUG X?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q5-Q6]


(Perceived Benefit)


Q5. Based on the information in the ad, how effective would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

effective effective effective



Q6. Based on the information in the ad, how well would DRUG X work for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

well well well


[PROGRAMMER: randomize order of Q7a-h. Record time spent on series]

(Recall of Benefits)

Q7. Based on the information in the ad, please check which of the following are benefits of taking DRUG X.




Yes

No

Don’t Know

a. DRUG X is taken twice a day.


x


b. DRUG X can be used for up to 3 months.


x



c. DRUG X can help you stay asleep for up to 8 hours.


x



d. DRUG X is safe for people with kidney problems.


x



e. DRUG X treats insomnia in adults and children ages 10 and up.



x


f. DRUG X is the #1 prescribed medication for insomnia.



x


g. DRUG X combines two ingredients.


x



h. DRUG X can be habit-forming.



x


i. DRUG X leaves your system within 4 hours.



x




Q8. In your own words, what are the risks of DRUG X?

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]












[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q9-Q10]

(Perceived Risk)


Q9. Based on the information in the ad, how safe would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

Safe safe safe


Q10. Based on the information in the ad, how risky would DRUG X be for you?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

risky risky risky


Q11. Based on the information in this ad, how likely is it that you would have a side effect from DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

likely likely likely



[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q12a-i. Record time spent on series.]

(Recall of Risks)

Q12. Based on the information in the ad, please check which of the following are risks of taking DRUG X.




Yes

No

Don’t Know

a. TTP is a risk when you take DRUG X


x


b. You need blood tests when taking DRUG X.



x


c. People with liver problems should not take DRUG X.


x



d. A common side effect of DRUG X is ringing in the ears.


x



e. A common side effect of DRUG X is blurred vision.


x



f. People with a history of depression should not take DRUG X.

x



g. A common side effect of DRUG X is dizziness.


x



h. People with kidney problems should not take DRUG X.



x


i. A common side effect of DRUG X is joint pain.



x


j. DRUG X may cause hallucinations.

x






[PROGRAMMER: Rotate order of Q13-Q14]


(Perceived Comparative Benefit and Risk)


Q13. Compared to other treatments you could take for insomnia, how well do you think DRUG X works?


Much better

Somewhat better

About the same

Somewhat worse

Much worse


Q14. Compared to other treatments you could take for insomnia, how safe or risky do you think DRUG X is?


Much safer

Somewhat safer

About the same

Somewhat riskier

Much riskier


Q17. Thinking overall about the risks and benefits of DRUG X, would you say it has:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

More risks Equal risks More benefits

than benefits and benefits than risks


[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q18a-c. Record time spent on series.]


(Risk/Benefit Tradeoff)


Q18. Please rate your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements.


Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. The ad clearly communicated the benefits of DRUG X.






  1. The ad clearly communicated the risks of DRUG X.






  1. The ad evenly balanced the risks and benefits of DRUG X.







(Behavioral intention)


Q19a. How likely or not likely are you to look for more information about DRUG X?


Not at all likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Extremely likely



Q19b. How likely or not likely are you to switch to DRUG X?


Not at all likely

Somewhat likely

Very likely

Extremely likely



(Perceived Quality)

Q20. How would you rate the quality of DRUG X?

1 ------- 2------- 3 ------- 4 ------- 5 -------- 6 -------- 7

Poor quality Good quality



[Q21 BLANK]


(Manipulation Checks)


Q22a. Do you remember seeing a coupon or other type of offer in the ad for DRUG X?


Yes

No

Not sure

[If OFFER=NONE, skip to Q25a]


Q22b. What did the coupon or offer say? Please choose one. [PROGRAMMER: Randomize response choices]


“Money-Back Guarantee”

“Free 7-day Trial”

“Free 30-day Trial”

“Free refill”

“$20 off cost of your prescription”

“#1 prescribed”

“Buy one, get the next one free”

“Buy two, get the next one free”

“$20 off the cost of your co-pay”

Don't know or uncertain [always last]


[PROGRAMMER: SHOW AD AGAIN]


(Inferences about Offer)

Q23a. In your own words, list all your thoughts, reactions and ideas that went through your mind while you were looking at the coupon or offer in the ad for DRUG X. Please use a separate line for each thought.

[PROGRAMMER: Five separate text boxes]













Q23b. For each of the thoughts, reactions and ideas you listed, indicate whether the thought was positive, negative or neutral.

[PROGRAMMER: Display responses from Q23a. For each response, include a drop-down choice box or other appropriate choice box with the choices POSITIVE, NEGATIVE, NEUTRAL]


You said…

Is it…

[insert each response from Q24a above in a separate box]

POSITIVE

NEGATIVE

NEUTRAL











Q23c. In your own words, describe what you liked and did not like about the coupon or offer.

[PROGRAMMER: Four separate text boxes]











Q23d. Was the amount of the coupon or offer:


1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Too low Just right Too high


Q23e. How likely would you be to use this coupon or offer for DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Definitely use Definitely not

the offer use the offer



(Peripheral Cue)


Q24a. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the coupon or offer was:



Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. Noticeable






  1. Believable






  1. Distracting








Q24b. How likely would you be to use this coupon or offer for DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Definitely use Definitely not

the offer use the offer


[PROGRAMMER: Randomize order of Q25a-d]

(Skepticism)


Q25a. How likely is it that the benefits of the drug presented in this ad are true?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Likely Likely



Q25b. How skeptical are you about the truth of the benefits of the drug presented in this ad?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Skeptical Skeptical


Q25c. How likely is it that the risks of the drug presented in this ad are true?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Likely Likely


Q25d. How skeptical are you about the truth of the risks of the drug presented in this ad?


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Not at all Extremely

Skeptical Skeptical


[Q26 BLANK]


[PROGRAMMER: randomize order of Q27a-i. Record time spent on series.]

(Coupon Proneness and Quality-Price Relationship)


Q27. These next few questions are about coupons.



Strongly agree

Somewhat agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Somewhat disagree

Strongly disagree

  1. Redeeming coupons makes me feel good.






  1. I enjoy clipping coupons out of newspapers.






  1. When I use coupons, I feel that I am getting a good deal.






  1. I enjoy using coupons, regardless of the amount I save by doing so.






  1. Beyond the money I save, redeeming coupons gives me a sense of joy.






  1. Generally speaking, the higher the price of a product, the higher the quality.






  1. The old saying “you get what you pay for” is generally true.






  1. The price of the product is a good indicator of its quality.






  1. You always have to pay a bit more for the best.







(Subjective Health Literacy)

Q28. How often do you need to have someone help you when you read instructions, pamphlets, or other written material from your doctor or pharmacy?


Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Always


(Objective numeracy)

Q29. Now here are some questions that require you to use numbers to solve the problem. Some are easy, and others are more difficult. Please don’t use a calculator: We’d like you to answer on your own. Remember, almost everyone will have trouble with these questions, so don’t be upset if some are difficult—just do your best!


[PROGRAMMER: DO NOT randomize Q29a-e]


  1. What is the correct answer:


17 – 8 + 4 = ?


  1. 11

  2. 13

  3. 21

  4. 23

  5. 29

  6. Don’t know


  1. What is the correct answer:


100 x 15 x 20 = ?


    1. 1,500

    2. 15,000

    3. 30,000

    4. 150,000

    5. 300,000

    6. Don’t know


  1. Imagine that you flip a fair coin 1,000 times. What is your best guess about how many times the coin would come up heads in 1,000 flips?


___ times out of 1,000 [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from 0 to 1,000]



  1. In the BIG BUCKS LOTTERY, the chance of winning a $10 prize is 1%. What is your best guess about how many people would win a $10 prize if 1,000 people each buy a single ticket to BIG BUCKS LOTTERY?


________ people [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from 0 to 1,000]



  1. In ACME PUBLISHING SWEEPSTAKES, the chance of winning a car is 1 in 1,000. What percent of tickets to ACME PUBLISHING SWEEPSTAKES will win a car?


___ percent [PROGRAMMER: set acceptable range from .001 to 100]


[Q30 AND Q31 BLANK]


Now a few questions to help us describe our sample of participants.


Q32. Do you have sleep problems, such as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or insomnia?

Yes

No

Don’t know or uncertain



Q33. In general, how much do you feel you know about sleep problems?


A lot

A good bit

Some

Only a slight amount

Nothing at all


Q34. In general, how much do you feel you know about treatments for sleep problems?


A lot

A good bit

Some

Only a slight amount

Nothing at all


Q35. What type of product are you using to treat your sleep problems? You may select more than one.

Prescription drug

Over the counter drug

Herbal supplement

Some other product

Behavior changes

Nothing/I am not treating my sleep problems {skip to Q37}


Q36. How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the treatment for your sleep problems that you are using now?


Very satisfied

Somewhat satisfied

Somewhat dissatisfied

Very dissatisfied


(Likelihood of Switching)

Q37. Based on what you read in the ad for DRUG X, how likely are you to switch from your current treatment to DRUG X?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Not at all Moderately Very

likely likely likely



[Q38, Q39 BLANK]


Q40. What did you use to complete today’s survey?

Laptop computer / Netbook computer

Desktop computer

Handheld phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Droid)

Handheld device other than a phone (iPod Touch, Palm Pilot, iPad)

Other: ________________



Q41. Did you receive any help on the questions that had numbers in them from anything or anyone (e.g., calculator, other person, website)? It’s okay if you did—we just want an honest answer.

Yes (write source_____________)

No


Q42. Are you now covered by any form of health insurance or health plan? This includes any private insurance plan through your employer or a plan that you purchased yourself, as well as a government program like Medicare or Medicaid.

Yes

No (skip Q43)

Don’t Know


Q43. Does your current insurance plan help pay for prescription drugs?

Yes

No

Don’t Know


QP1. Did you read the instructions at the beginning of the study?

Yes

No


[End time: ___________________ ]


You have been very helpful. Thank you very much for your participation!


The purpose of this research is to learn about consumer reactions to medical advertising. In order to get a real-life reaction to this information, we created a brand to use in this study. DRUG X is not a real product and it is not available for sale. Please see your healthcare professional for questions about insomnia.



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