Evaluating content validity and test-retest reliability of the children's health risk behavior scale

Susan K. Riesch, Lori S. Anderson, Nicole Angresano, Janie Canty-Mitchell, Deborah L. Johnson, Kerada Krainuwat

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Abstract

Objectives: Describe the instrument development process and report the validity and reliability of the Children's Health Risk Behavior Scale (CHRBS), a scale designed to screen for health risk behaviors among youth aged 10-13 Years. Methods: Domain identification and item generation using the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and testing relevance and test-retest reliability among a target audience sample of 77 fifth graders in their classrooms in two separate public school districts. Results: Youth performed their tasks as expert item reviewers effectively. Twenty-one items comprise the CHRBS with a reading level determined to be at the third grade. Conclusions: We have developed a reliable and valid measure to assess late elementary youth's participation in health risk behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-372
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

Keywords

  • Child health
  • Instrument development
  • Risk behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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