Reliability of parental reports of headlice in their children

Counahan, Megan L., Andrews, Ross M., and Speare, Rick (2005) Reliability of parental reports of headlice in their children. Medical Journal of Australia, 182 (3). pp. 137-138.

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For parents to treat head lice (pediculosis) effectively in their children, it is necessary for them first to recognise it is present. We conducted a school-based screening program involving 1838 children from 16 randomly selected primary schools in Victoria between May and October 2001 (participalion rate, 55,2%). As part of this program, we compared a written report from parents on their child's pediculosis status against results of our examination (7-10 days later).

Item ID: 6885
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: accuracy; reliability; diagnosis; head lice
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 23:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 49%
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