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Measuring Injury Risk Perceptions: Feasibility of a Risk Estimation Scale

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Objectives : To develop a scale for measuring parental perceptions of childhood injury risk.

Methods : The Worry Assessment and Risk Estimation (WARE) Scale was administered to 256 parents/guardians to examine reliability, factor structure, and perception of risk.

Results : The WARE Scale has high internal consistency reliability ( .89). Parents underestimated scenarios with high injury/death rates and overestimated scenarios with low injury/death rates.

Conclusions : Risk estimation measures such as the WARE Scale have great potential as research tools and may be modified to suit researchers' needs.
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Keywords: childhood injury; parental concern; perception of risk; risk estimation; scale development

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Community Health and Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA.

Publication date: 2009-11-01

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