Subjective health complaints in adolescence--reliability and validity of survey methods

Title

Subjective health complaints in adolescence--reliability and validity of survey methods

Creator

Haugland S; Wold B

Publisher

Journal Of Adolescence

Date

2001

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adolescent Psychology; Interviews as Topic; Mental Health; Reproducibility of Results; Psychometrics; Health Status Indicators; Chi-Square Distribution; adolescent; Norway/epidemiology

Description

This paper studies test-retest reliability and validity of one measure of adolescent health complaints. The test-retest included an eight-item symptom checklist developed for the survey of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (n=344). Qualitative analysis showed adequate validity for most items. For the total sample, all items were found to have adequate intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) in the range 0.61-0.75. There were inter-item differences and girls generally received the higher values. Most changes were within one category. Adolescents' understanding of 16 complaints was studied by interviews with 38 adolescents. A few items showed ambiguity in interviews despite adequate test-retest stability.
2001

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

611-624

Issue

5

Volume

24

Citation

Haugland S; Wold B, “Subjective health complaints in adolescence--reliability and validity of survey methods,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12318.

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