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VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF A QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT AIR POLLU-TION AND ITS IMPACT ON PRESCHOOLERS’ HEALTH

Rekleiti Maria, Souliotis Kyriakos, Kambas Nikolaos, Toska Aikaterini, Mellos Chrysovalantis, Kapogeorgou Eleni, Saridi Maria

Monday, January 1, 2018

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2018

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Pages: 63-74

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1401713

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Introduction: High concentration of suspended particulate matter and poor quality air can lead to acute and chronic respiratory diseases in children. Purpose: The aim of the present study was to create a research instrument in order to investigate the correlation between indoors air pollution and preschoolers’ health (ages 3 to 6). Methods: The data collection tool was based on the Child Health Questionnaire – Parent Form (CHQ-PF28), as well as the Parent's Questionnaire: Air Pollution and Pediatric Health Impact Study. Results: The results of the pilot study regarding the Greek translation of CHQ-PF28 confirmed the EuroQol group principles. The translation covered the particular features of the Greek language and culture, and all the members of the sample (n= 140) found the Greek version easily read and understood. Face and content validity highlighted seven out of the fourteen items included in the original questionnaire design. Cronbach’s alpha, at a level of 0.69, was deemed adequate. Conclusions: The present study showed that the CHQ-PF28 face and content validity was comparable to that of CHQ-PF50, and had adequate internal cohesion.

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