4128.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 1:05 PM

Abstract #3329

Validation of the Local Public Health Performance Measurement Instrument

Joyce Beaulieu, PhD, MS and F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD. Center for Health Services Management and Research, University of Kentucky, 109 CAHP Building, 121 Washington Avenue, Lexington, KY 40536-0003, 606-257-6430, jebeau01@pop.uky.edu

The CDC and several national partners have developed the local public health performance measurement instrument, which was tested in states in 1999. This presentation provides information from the work done to validate the instrument in one state. Both criterion and face validity methods are discussed. Outcomes of the validity tests for criterion validity are presented from one state. The methods included site visits to nine health departments to document their responses to individual performance indicators. A survey was also sent to all the local health departments to receive their judgement of the face validity of the model standards and indicators. Results show that the instrument had both criterion and face validity. Information was provided to the national development partners in subsequent revision of the instrument for full field testing.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1. Describe criterion and face validity as operationalized for the National Public Health Performance Program (NPHPP). 2. Analyze criterion validity as demonstrated in tests of the local performance measurement instrument. 3. Describe the criterion validity issues in the NHPHPP as studied in tests of the local performance measurement instrument

Keywords: Performance Measurement,

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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