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'I felt a little bubbly in my tummy': Eliciting pre-schoolers' accounts of their health visit using a computer-assisted interview method.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Pediatrics. (CHAP)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (CHAP)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9879-941X
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Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Pediatrics. Uppsala University, National Centre for Knowledge on Men. (CHAP)
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2016 (English)In: Child Care Health and Development, ISSN 0305-1862, E-ISSN 1365-2214, Vol. 42, no 1, 87-97 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: In the health care services, children's rights to participate in all matters that concern them are considered important. However, in practice this can be challenging with young children. In My Shoes (IMS) is a computer-assisted interview tool developed to help children talk about their experiences. The aim of the study was to evaluate the IMS' ability to elicit pre-schoolers' subjective experiences and accurate accounts of a routine health visit as well as the children's engagement in the interview process.

METHODS: Interviews were conducted with 23 children aged 4-5 years, 2-4 weeks after their health visit. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using a method inspired by Content Analysis to evaluate IMS's ability to elicit accounts about subjective experiences. Accurate accounts were assessed by comparing the transcribed interviews with the filmed visits at the child health centre. The children's engagement was defined by the completion and length of the interviews, and the children's interaction with the software.

RESULTS: All children gave accounts about their subjective experiences, such as their emotional state during the visit, available toys or rewards they received. All children related to the correct event, they all named at least one person who was present and 87% correctly named at least one examination procedure. The majority of children (91%) completed the interview, which lasted 17-39 min (M = 24), and 96% interacted with the IMS software.

CONCLUSIONS: IMS was feasible to help children describe their health care experiences, in both detail and depth. The children interacted with the software and maintained their interest for an extended period of time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 42, no 1, 87-97 p.
Keyword [en]
child interview; child public health; children's rights; children's views; computer; qualitative research methods
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Pediatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269207DOI: 10.1111/cch.12293ISI: 000367930300011PubMedID: 26564782OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269207DiVA: diva2:882423
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VINNOVA, 259-2012-68Swedish Research Council, 259-2012-68Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 259-2012-68
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Forskningsfinansiär: Allmänna Barnhuset, FB13-0014

Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-14 Last updated: 2017-10-13
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1. ‘I don’t even remember anything’: Optimising the choice of method when interviewing preschoolers
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2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There is increasing need and demand in various contexts to take children’s perspectives into account, including the views and opinions of the youngest children. However, listening to the voices of children is a challenging and complex task, and the field is normatively loaded. There is thus a growing need for valid and reliable methods and techniques that aid children to verbalise their experiences. The overall aim of this thesis was to examine the ability of the In My Shoes computer assisted interview and a Standard verbal interview to elicit accurate information and evaluative content, when used with preschool-aged children and determine their suitability in relation to situationally shy children.

Our studies show that the two interview methods, in general, provided equally accurate and complete statements. In addition, the IMS interview can be a more useful and suitable tool during the rapport phase with situationally shy children compared to the Standard verbal method. For non-shy children, the interview methods were equally adequate. In relation to evaluative information, the recommended open-ended questions in the Standard verbal interview were insufficient. Children appeared to need evaluative questions in order to provide evaluative content. Examining the ability of IMS to elicit subjective experiences showed that using IMS aided children to provide detailed and varied descriptions of emotions, somatic experiences, and objects such as toys.  

Thus, when choosing the optimal child interview method, there are several aspects that need to be considered, including the degree to which children’s statements need to be accurate and complete and/or contain evaluative information and the child’s level of shyness. These studies have increased the number of evaluated methods for interviewing children and contributed to new knowledge about the challenging task of optimising the choice of method for interviewing preschoolers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017. 86 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 1381
Keyword
child, interview method, computer-assisted interview, validity, forensic, shy, distress, emotion
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Medicine; Psychology
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331193 (URN)978-91-513-0106-8 (ISBN)
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2017-12-01, Sal IX, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala, 09:15 (Swedish)
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 259-2012-68Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 259-2012-68Swedish Research Council, 259-2012-68VINNOVA, 259-2012-68
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Forskningsfinansiering: Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset, FB13-0014 

Available from: 2017-11-10 Created: 2017-10-13 Last updated: 2017-11-10

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