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Time-dependent recordkeeping fatigue among youth completing health diaries of unintentional injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17126366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PROBLEM: Increasingly, investigators are asking youth to self-report daily activity patterns and health outcomes in diary studies. This study assesses recordkeeping fatigue with respect to data quality and event reporting among youth participating in a health diary study. METHOD: Unintentional injury data were collected during a 13-week longitudinal diary study of Ohio youth exposed to agricultural hazards. Two analyses were conducted using data from 2000. Analysis 1 examined trends in discernable recordkeeping errors (DREs) over the course of follow-up. Analysis 2 assessed trends in injury reporting over follow-up. RESULTS: The percentage of items containing a DRE showed a slight, non-significant decline throughout follow-up. Injury reporting declined significantly (p<0.001) over follow-up. SUMMARY: There was no compelling evidence of respondent fatigue with respect to DREs. The observed decline in injury reporting is problematic because estimates of youth injury incidence in health diary studies may vary depending upon the length of the follow-up period.
Authors:
Matthew J Strickland; J Mac Crawford; Lei Shen; J R Wilkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of safety research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0022-4375     ISO Abbreviation:  J Safety Res     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-12     Completed Date:  2007-02-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264241     Medline TA:  J Safety Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Child
Education
Epidemiologic Factors
Female
Humans
Male
Medical Records*
Ohio
Prospective Studies
Research Design*
Time Factors
Videotape Recording
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology,  prevention & control*

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