The SAMoSA Survey

The SAMoSA Survey is open now until December 31st, 2018! 

If you are 20 years or older and living in Halifax Regional Municipality, we would like you to participate in our survey! This survey will take about 15-20 minutes, and it will ask you simple questions about your health, lifestyle and community.

To take the SAMoSA survey please click here or on the red box to the right of the page!

By taking our survey, you will be contributing to an upcoming research project: the Spatial Accessibility to a Multitude oServices and Amenities (SAMoSA Study for short) as part of the research project aimed at developing Indicators of Health-enhancing Opportunity Structures in communities (IHOPS), led by Dr. Mikiko Terashima, an Assistant Professor of the School of Planning, Dalhousie University.

We will be conducting a study looking at the influence of our living environment on health and well-being in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). This study will look at how easy or difficult it is to access six services and amenities as a way to assess our living environments. These services and amenities are:

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1) healthy food outlets;

2) green and recreational space (i.e. parks);

3) public transit;

4) family doctors;

5) affordable housing; and,

6) jobs.

 

If you are 20 years or older and living in Halifax Regional Municipality, we would like you to participate in our survey. This survey will take about 15-20 minutes, and it will ask you simple questions about your health, lifestyle, and the community in which you live.

This is an anonymous survey.

You can win a $20 gift card (either Superstore, Tim Hortons, Sobeys or Starbucks) by entering your name and mailing address. Your name and mailing address information will be collected separately from the survey and not be used in any other ways than sending you the gift card.

 

If you have any questions about the survey or the project, please contact Kate Clark at kate.clark@dal.ca

 

This survey has been approved by Dalhousie University Ethics Review Board.

If you have any ethical concerns about your participation in this research, you may contact Research Ethics, Dalhousie University at (902) 494-1462, or email ethics@dal.ca (and reference REB file #2017-4300).