Validity of parent's self-reported responses to home safety questions

Osborne, Jodie M, Shibl, Rania, Cameron, Cate M, Kendrick, Denise, Lyons, Ronan A, Spinks, Anneliese B, Sipe, Neil and McClure, Roderick J (2015) Validity of parent's self-reported responses to home safety questions. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 23 3: 229-239. doi:10.1080/17457300.2014.992348


Author Osborne, Jodie M
Shibl, Rania
Cameron, Cate M
Kendrick, Denise
Lyons, Ronan A
Spinks, Anneliese B
Sipe, Neil
McClure, Roderick J
Title Validity of parent's self-reported responses to home safety questions
Journal name International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1745-7319
1745-7300
Publication date 2015-02-26
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17457300.2014.992348
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 229
End page 239
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract The aim of the study was to describe the validity of parent's self-reported responses to questions on home safety practices for children of 2–4 years. A cross-sectional validation study compared parent's self-administered responses to items in the Home Injury Prevention Survey with home observations undertaken by trained researchers. The relationship between the questionnaire and observation results was assessed using percentage agreement, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and intraclass correlation coefficients. Percentage agreements ranged from 44% to 100% with 40 of the total 45 items scoring higher than 70%. Sensitivities ranged from 0% to 100%, with 27 items scoring at least 70%. Specificities also ranged from 0% to 100%, with 33 items scoring at least 70%. As such, the study identified a series of self-administered home safety questions that have sensitivities, specificities and predictive values sufficiently high to allow the information to be useful in research and injury prevention practice.
Keyword Home injuries
Home Injury Prevention Survey
Validation study
Home audit
Home safety
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP110105423
Institutional Status UQ

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