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Methods, Validity, and Reliability Bibliography

Selected Articles Related to BRFSS and Other Self-Reported Data

Andresen EM, Catlin TK, Wyrwich KW, Jackson-Thompson J (2003). Retest reliability of surveillance questions on health related quality of life. J. Epidemiol. Community Health, 57: 339-343.

Bombard JM, Powell KE, Martin LM, Helmick CG, Wilson WH (2005). Validity and reliability of self-reported arthritis: Georgia senior centers 2000-2001. Am. J. Preventive Med., 28: 251-258.

Bonomi AE, Thompson RS, Anderson M, Rivera FP, Holt VL, Carrell D, Martin DP (2006). Ascertainment of intimate partner violence using two abuse measurement frameworks. Injury Prevention, 12: 121-124.

Bradbury BD, Brooks DR, Brawarsky P, Mucci LA (2004). Test-retest reliability of colorectal testing question on the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Preventive Medicine, 41: 303-311.

Brown WJ, Trost SG, Bauman A, Mummery K, Owen N (2004). Test-retest reliability of four physical activity measures used in population surveys. J. Sci. Med. Sport, 7: 205-215.

Carlson SA, Densmore D, Fulton JE, Yore MM, Kohl HW (2009). Differences in physical activity prevalence and trends from 3 US surveillance systems: NHIS, NHANES and BRFSS. J. Physical. Activity Health, 6: 18-27.

Clements KM, Cohen BB, Brawarsky P, Brooks DR, Mucci LA, Wood PA (2006). Identifying health maintenance organization membership through self-report of health plan name: ascertainment and reliability. J. Public Health Manage. Practice, 12: 278-287.

Cronin KA, Miglioretti DL, Yu B, Krapcho M, Geller BM, Carney PA, Onega T, Feuer EJ, Breen N, Ballard-Barbash R (2009). Bias associated with self-report of prior screening mammography. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev., 18: 1699-1705.

Cossman RE, Cossman JS, James WL, Blanchard T, Thomas RK, Pol LG, Cosby AG, Mirvis DM (2008). Evaluating heart disease prescriptions – filled as a proxy for heart disease prevalence rates. J. Health Human Services Admin., 30: 503-529.

Deyo RA, Diehr P, Patrick DL (1991). Reproducibility and responsiveness of health status measures. Controlled Clinical Trials, 12: 142-158.

Escobedo LG, Landen MG, Axtell CD, Kaigh WD (2002). Usefulness of telephone risk factor surveys in the New Mexico border region. Am. J. Preventive Med., 23: 22-27.

Everson KR, McGinn AP (2005). Test-retest reliability of adult surveillance measures for physical activity and inactivity. Am. J. Preventive Med., 28: 470-478.

Ezzati M, Martin H, Skjold SA, Noorn SV, Murray CJL (2006). Trends in national and state-level obesity in the USA after correction for self-report bias: analysis of health surveys. J. R. Soc. Med., 99: 250-257.

Fahimi M, Link M, Schwartz DA, Levy P, Mokdad A (2008). Tracking chronic disease and risk behavior prevalence as survey participation declines: statistics from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system and other national surveys. Preventing Chronic Disease, 5: 1-16.

Galesic MG, Tourangeau R, Couper MP (2006). Complementing random-digit-dialing telephone surveys with other approaches to collecting sensitive data. Am. J. Preventive Med., 31: 437-443.

Hutto B, Sharpe BA, Granner ML, Addy CL, Hooker S (2008). The effect of question order on reporting physical activity and walking behavior. J. Physical Activity, 5: 16-29.

Kapp JM, Jackson-Thompson, Petroski GF, Schootman M (2009). Reliability of health related quality of life indicators in cancer survivors from a population based sample, 2005, BRFSS. Public Health, 123: 321-325.

Klein JD, Thomas RK, Sutter EJ (2007). Self-reported smoking in online surveys: prevalence estimate validity and item format effects. Med. Care., 45: 691-695.

Link MW, Battaglia MP, Frankel MR, Osborn L, Mokdad AH (2006). Address-based versus random-digit-dialing surveys: comparisons of key health and risk indicators. Am. J. Epidemiol., 164: 1019-1025.

Miller JW, Gfroerer JC, Brewer RD, Naimi TS, Mokdad A, Giles WH (2004). Prevalence of adult binge drinking: a comparison of two national surveys. Am. J. Preventive. Med., 27: 197-204.

Mokdad A (2009). The behavioral risk factors surveillance system: past, present and future. Annual Rev. Public. Health, 30: 43-54.

Mucci LA, Wood PA, Cohen B, Clements KM, Brawarsky P, Brooks DR (2006). Validity of self-reported health plan information in a population-based health survey. J. Public Health Manage. Practice, 12: 570-7.

Nelson DE, Holtzman D, Bolen J, Stanwyck CA, Mack KA (2001). Reliability and validity of measures from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Int. J. Public Health, 46: 1-42.

Pettee KK, Ham SA, Macera CA, Ainsworth BA (2008). The reliability of a survey question on television viewing and associations with health risk factors in US adults. Obesity, 17: 487-493.

Reis, JP, DuBose KD, Ainsworth BE, Macera CA, Yore MM (2005). Reliability and validity of the occupational physical activity questionnaire. Med. Sci. Sports Exercise, 37: 2075-2083.

Sacks JJ, Harrold LR, Helmick CG, Gurwitz JH, Emani S, Yood RA (2005). Validation of a surveillance case definition for arthritis. J. Rheumatol., 32: 340-347.

Salomon JA, Nordhagen S, Oza S, Murray CJL (2009). Are Americans feeling less healthy? The puzzle in self-rated health. Am. J. Epidemiol., 170: 343-351.

Santelli J, Lindberg LD, Finer LB, Rickert VI, Bensyl D, Posner S, Makleff S, Kost K, Singh S (2008). Comparability of contraceptive prevalence estimates for women from the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Public Health Reports, 123: 147-154.

Shenson D, DiMartino D, Bolen J, Campbell M, Ly P, Singleton JA (2005). Validation of self-reported pneumococcal vaccination in behavioral risk factor surveillance surveys: experience from the sickness prevention through regional collaboration (SPARC) program. Vaccine, 25: 1015-1020.

Yore MM, Ham SA, Ainsworth BE, Kruger J, Reis JP, Kohl HW, Macera CA (2007). Reliability and validity of the instrument used in BRFSS to assess physical activity. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 39: 1267-74.

Yore MM, Ham SA, Ainsworth BE, Macera CA, Jones DA, Kohl HW (2005). Occupational physical activity: Reliability and comparison of activity levels. J. Physical Activity Health, 3: 358-365.

Yun S, Zhu B-P, Black W, Brownson RC (2005). A comparison of national estimates of obesity prevalence from the behavioral risk factor surveillance systems and the national health and nutrition examination survey. Inter. J. Obesity, 30: 164-170.


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