IMPROVING VALIDITY OF PARENTAL REPORTS OF CHILD IMMUNIZATION STATUS IN A TELEPHONE SURVEY

@inproceedings{Haggard2002IMPROVINGVO,
  title={IMPROVING VALIDITY OF PARENTAL REPORTS OF CHILD IMMUNIZATION STATUS IN A TELEPHONE SURVEY},
  author={Lois Marie Haggard and Donald Z. Gray},
  year={2002}
}
The U.S. Public Health Service has established a goal of having at least 90% of all twoyear-olds immunized by the year 2000. Because parental reports offer a cost effective method of measuring a child's immunization status, it will be important to examine the extent to which recall errors or socially desirable responses affect the accuracy of these reports. A telephone survey pilot study was conducted to compare parental reports with clinic immunization records under the following experimental… CONTINUE READING

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