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Protocol - Day Care Attendance

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Description:

The respondent's mother is asked if the child attended day care or preschool. If the child attended either, the parent is asked the dates attended and the number of hours per week.

Protocol:

1. Has (CHILD) attended (READ CATEGORIES)?

2. In what month and year did (CHILD) begin and end the first (next) attendance? ATTENDANCE CONTINUING = REFERENCE DATE

3. About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend?

CATEGORIES IF YES, ASK 2 AND 3.

BEGAN

MM YY

ENDED

MM YY

HOURS/WEEK

a. day care outside the home?

[ ] 1 YES

[ ] 2 NO

[ ] 7 RF

[ ] 8 DK

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b. preschool?

[ ] 1 YES

[ ] 2 NO

[ ] 7 RF

[ ] 8 DK

IF (CHILD)’S AGE < 2, CODE NO W/O ASKING.

CHILD’S AGE AT REFERENCE DATE __________

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Protocol Name from Source:

Mother's Questionnaire

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

* There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).

Equipment Needs

While the source protocol was developed to be administered by a telephone interview, there are other methods (computer-assisted telephone instrument). The PhenX Working Group acknowledges that these questions can be administered in a computerized format (i.e. computer-assisted telephone instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. The interviewer will require a laptop computer or handheld computer to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Infant, Toddler, Child

Participants:

Mother

Specific Instructions:

Note that "DK" means "Don’t Know" and “RF” means “Refused to answer.”

The Expert Review Panel recommends that additional questions be added to this protocol to determine how many children attend the day care facility or preschool. The revised protocol is available here: www.phenxtoolkit.org/toolkit_content/supplemental_info/environmental/additional_info/Revised_Protocol_for_Day_Care-Preschool_Attendance.docx

Selection Rationale

An important measure of early life exposures, this set of questions was preferred because they included dates of attendance at the day care or preschool and the number of hours per week the child spent at the day care or preschool.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Person Daycare Attendance Text 2954189 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Environ exp day care preschool proto 62530-1 LOINC
Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #2 (ERP 2) reviewed the measures in the Demographics, Environmental Exposures, and Social Environments domains.

Guidance from ERP 2 includes:

• Revised descriptions of the measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)

Source

Olshan, A.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Children's Oncology Group. (1993). Mother's Questionnaire. Section B. Mother's Pregnancy History. Question numbers L6–L8 (source for Questions 1–3 in Protocol Text).

(See Specific Instructions section for additional items that were recommended to supplement these questions.)

General References

Des Roches, A., Paradis, L., Paradis, J., Morgan, T. M., Dompeling, E., Jobsis, R., . . . Wright A. L. (2000). Siblings, day-care attendance, and the risk of asthma and wheezing during childhood. New England Journal of Medicine, 343, 1967-1968.

Protocol ID:

60901

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX060901_Day_Care PX060901010100 Has (CHILD) attended day care outside the home? 4 Variable Mapping
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Month_1 PX060901010201 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Month_2 PX060901010205 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Month_3 PX060901010209 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Year_1 PX060901010202 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Year_2 PX060901010206 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Begin_Year_3 PX060901010210 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Month_1 PX060901010203 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Month_2 PX060901010207 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Month_3 PX060901010211 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Year_1 PX060901010204 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Year_2 PX060901010208 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_End_Year_3 PX060901010212 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Day_Care_Hours_1 PX060901010301 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 Variable Mapping
PX060901_Day_Care_Hours_2 PX060901010302 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 Variable Mapping
PX060901_Day_Care_Hours_3 PX060901010303 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 Variable Mapping
PX060901_Preschool PX060901020101 Has (CHILD) attended preschool? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Month_1 PX060901020201 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Month_2 PX060901020205 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Month_3 PX060901020209 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Year_1 PX060901020202 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Year_2 PX060901020206 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Begin_Year_3 PX060901020210 In what month and year did (CHILD) begin the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Child_Age PX060901020102 CHILD'S AGE AT REFERENCE DATE 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Month_1 PX060901020203 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Month_2 PX060901020207 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Month_3 PX060901020211 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Year_1 PX060901020204 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Year_2 PX060901020208 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_End_Year_3 PX060901020212 In what month and year did (CHILD) end the first (next) attendance? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Hours_1 PX060901020301 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Hours_2 PX060901020302 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 N/A
PX060901_Preschool_Hours_3 PX060901020303 About how many hours per week (did/does) (CHILD) attend? 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Day Care/Preschool Attendance

Release Date:

May 31, 2016

Definition

Questions about the child’s attendance at day care or preschool.

Purpose

Day care attendance influences a child’s health. Environmental contaminants could be present at the child’s day care or preschool. Infectious diseases spread rapidly from one child to another in these facilities. Several studies have concluded that day care attendance, especially at a young age (e.g., < 2 years old), significantly increases the likelihood of a child contracting asthma or wheezing; however, the same child is less likely to have respiratory conditions later (> 6 years old).

Keywords

Environmental exposures, day care, preschool, asthma, wheezing