Membership & Use Trends

for OccEnvMed-L, the free, international electronic forum for Occupational & Environmental Medicine

A chronological history of the list's subscription volume, from its origin.
 

 





Results of Member Survey, January 2011

This information was created by a web-based survey, and promoted entirely through e-mail to the OEM-L readership. It was sent first during April, 1997, then Nov, 2002,  then April 2005 and these data are from the 2011 version.

Of the 2504 direct subscribers to the list, 607 subscribers participated in this survey, a 24% response rate.

1. Profession
  

Physicians Nurse

Indust. Hygienist or Safety Professional

Researcher or Epidemiologist

Health Educator

Physician-Assistant or 
Nurse Practitioner
53% 16% 9% 6% 2% 5%
Responses from the "other" category consist of: 

Administrator x 10, APN, Attorney at Law, Consultant x 4, Continuing Education Coordinator, Developmental Disabilities Specialist, Disability Manager, Grant Portfolio Manager, Health And Safety Outreach And Education, Radiology Provider, HVAC Technician, Legal Nurse Consultant, Librarian x 4, Member Of Environmental Non-Profit , Occupational Infection Preventionist, Oh Client Services & Relations Admin., Physical Therapist, Professor And Researcher, Public Health, Publisher, Quality Manager, Retired Physician, Science Policy Expert x 2, Software Developer, State-Based Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance -Public Health Gov, Technical Officer - Public Health And Environment (Nurse-Epi), Toxicologist x 3, Veterinarian x 2, Writer x 2


2. What percentage of your professional time is spent in Occupational & Environmental Medicine?
 
Percent of Professional Time ALL 75% - 100% 50% -  75% 25% -  50% < 25%
Porportion of Respondents 56% 18% 11% 5% 10%

 

3. Affiliation
Academic Private practice Hospital Corporate / Employer Government Other
17% 15% 22% 15% 17%

13%

 

4. Continent
Africa Asia Australia Europe N.America Central
or South America
Other 

1% 3% 2% 5% 87% 1% 1%

5. Country of residence
Based on survey replies ("Where are you headquartered or work actively?") combined with information from subscribers' email addresses.

This list shows 119(!)countries listed as Occ-Env-Med-L participants.

Albania
American Samoa
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia Hercegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo, Republic of
Costa Rica

Croatia
Croatia/Hrvatska
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Korea
Kosovo
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Niue
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Romania
Russia
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
The Netherlands
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
UK
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Virgin Islands (US)
Zambia

 

6. Membership in National Associations

 

7. Approximately what percent of the messages do you open?
ALL 75 - 99% 50 - 74% 25 - 49% 0 - 24%
17% 38% 22% 13% 8%

 

8. How often do you access your messages from OEM-L ?

Daily Weekly or more Up to Monthly Less than Monthly
67% 29% 2% 2%

 

9. To HOW MANY non-subscribers colleagues (in any field) do you frequently send OEM-L material
(more often than about every 2 weeks)?
No others Send to 1-5
Non-subscribers
Send to 6-10
Non-subscribers 
Send to more than 10
Non-subscribers
38% 57% 3% 1%

 

10. When you choose to reply to messages sent via OEM-L, how often do you choose to send your
messages directly to the questioner rather than broadcast to the list-as-a-whole?
Only to questioner Broadcast 25 - 50% Broadcast 50 - 75% Broadcast 75 - 90% Broadcast more than 90%
Never reply
23% 5% 3% 4% 9% 35%

 

11. How useful is the Occ-Env-Med-List in obtaining information about each topic or function of environmental and occupational issues?

Discipline / Task
(among those with
each responsibility)
Not Useful Only Infrequently Occasionally Often Very Frequently

Clinical 1% 7% 23% 34% 23%
Preventive 0% 9% 28% 33% 27%
Diagnostic 1% 7% 30% 31% 19%
Educational 1% 9% 27% 34% 25%
Administrative 4% 21% 33% 19% 10%
Research 2% 16% 28%  29% 20%

 

12. How many messages have you posted to the Occ-Env-Med-L forum in the last 3 months?
None One Two Three More
81% 9% 4% 1% 0%

 

13. What did you gain from the replies you received? (Proportion of those who asked a question)

 

Not useful

Only infrequently

Occasionally Useful Often Useful Very Frequently Useful

Questions or cases satisfactorily answered

3%

8%

16%

40%

34%

Increased my knowledge about Occup. & Environ. Med./Health

2%

3%

16%

39%

41%

Achieved support leading to action

4%

10%

24%

37%

26%

 

14. Do you think that the overall frequency of "moderator's announcement"messages
(with quoted elements from news reports or press releases) should be:

More frequent Less frequent About the same
8% 6% 85%

15. Do you think that the focus for the Occ-Env-Med-List topics and participation should be changed?

Narrower
(more limited to Occup. & Envir. Med. professionals)

Broader
(allow non-credentialed members to post queries-comments)

No change
10% 8% 83%

 

16.The emphasis for moderator's message content should be?


More Medical / Scientific
4
3 
Same
2
1 
More Administrative / Regulatory
9% 18% 66% 5% 2%
5
More Scientific / Clinical
4
3
Same
2
1
More Lay / Popular Press
7% 17% 73% 3% 0%

More Occupational
4
3 
Same
2
1 
More Environmental
6% 13% 74% 4% 3%

More Diagnosis / Therapy
4
3 
Same
2
1 
More Prevention
3% 8% 74% 12% 4%


17.The most useful functions provided by the list: 

 

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