How reliable are parent-child surveys?

October 15th, 2012 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A study out of Central Michigan University compared parent and child self-reports of diet, physical activity and screen time. What they found was that not one of the 88-dyads of parent-child reports matched up. Not one pairing was congruent on nutritional habits, juices, soft drinks, screen time or physical activity. PubMed: Parent and Child Self Reports of Dietary Behaviors, Physical Activity, Screen time

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