Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types

Anne W Riley, Christopher B. Forrest, Barbara Starfield, Bert Green, Myungsa Kang, Margaret Ensminger

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OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the preliminary reliability and validity of a set 13 profiles of adolescent health that describe distinct patterns of health and health service requirements on four domains of health. METHODS. Reliability and validity were tested in four ethnically diverse population samples of urban and rural youths aged 11 to 17-years-old in public schools (N = 4,066). The reliability of the classification procedure and construct validity were examined in terms of the predicted and actual distributions of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, and family type. School achievement, medical conditions, and the proportion of youths with a psychiatric disorder also were examined as tests of construct validity. RESULTS. The classification method was shown to produce consistent results across the four populations in terms of proportions of youths assigned with specific sociodemographic characteristics. Variations in health described by specific profiles showed expected relations to sociodemographic characteristics, family structure, school achievement, medical disorders, and psychiatric disorders. CONCLUSIONS. This taxonomy of health profile-types appears to effectively describe a set of patterns that characterize adolescent health. The profile-types provide a unique and practical method for identifying subgroups having distinct needs for health services, with potential utility for health policy and planning. Such integrative reporting methods are critical for more effective utilization of health status instruments in health resource planning and policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1248
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Care
Volume36
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1998

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adolescent
Health Planning
Health
Health Policy
health
Medical Schools
Psychiatry
Urban Population
construct validity
Health Resources
Health Services Needs and Demand
Policy Making
Age Distribution
Rural Population
Social Class
health service
Health Status
Health Services
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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Health assessment
  • Health status
  • Profiles
  • Resilience
  • Risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Riley, A. W., Forrest, C. B., Starfield, B., Green, B., Kang, M., & Ensminger, M. (1998). Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types. Medical Care, 36(8), 1237-1248.

Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types. / Riley, Anne W; Forrest, Christopher B.; Starfield, Barbara; Green, Bert; Kang, Myungsa; Ensminger, Margaret.

In: Medical Care, Vol. 36, No. 8, 08.1998, p. 1237-1248.

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Riley, AW, Forrest, CB, Starfield, B, Green, B, Kang, M & Ensminger, M 1998, 'Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types', Medical Care, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1237-1248.
Riley AW, Forrest CB, Starfield B, Green B, Kang M, Ensminger M. Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types. Medical Care. 1998 Aug;36(8):1237-1248.
Riley, Anne W ; Forrest, Christopher B. ; Starfield, Barbara ; Green, Bert ; Kang, Myungsa ; Ensminger, Margaret. / Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Health Profile-Types. In: Medical Care. 1998 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 1237-1248.
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