Date Developed: 2/20/2012. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): James Guevara, MD, MPH; Carole Tucker, PT, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.
This webinar—hosted by the Maternal and Child Health Extramural Research Program (EnRich)—focuses on best practices and methods for the selection of MCH research measurement instruments. Dr. Guevara begins by defining types of health measures and how to use the health belief model to inform practice. He continues by addressing reliability, validity, and validation of measures. Next, Dr. Tucker covers the development, such as the purpose, population, outcome, granularity, and administration mode, of health measures. She further describes the purpose, advantages and limitations classical measurement approaches, Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), and Item Response Theory (IRT). A question and answer session conclude the presentation.
• To determine best practices for the selection of measurement instruments in maternal-child health research.
• To understand methods for measure development in maternal-child health research.