Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline and follow-up measures

From: Who is our cohort: recruitment, representativeness, baseline risk and retention in the “Watch Me Grow” study?

Risk measures Instrument/Source Birth 6 months 12 months 18 months
Child      
Gestational age, birth weight EMR (birth)/Baseline survey X    
Admission special care nursery (SCN) or Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) EMR (postnatal) X    
Serious injuries/illness 18 month survey     X
General health, sleeping, feeding 18 month survey     X
Parental concerns indicating developmental risk Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) [45]   X X X
Parent      
Maternal antenatal and postnatal health EMR (antenatal screen), 18 month survey X    X
Maternal Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS)score > 12 [26] EMR (antenatal screen) X    
History of abuse in own childhood (mother) EMR (antenatal screen) X    
Smoking, alcohol use in pregnancy and postnatal EMR (antenatal screen), 18 month survey X    X
Breast feeding NBQ/18 month survey X    X
Maternal primary language EMR (demographic) X    X
Nationality EMR (demographic) X    
Country of birth Baseline survey X    
Maternal and paternal education, maternal and paternal employment Baseline/18 month survey (LSAC adapted [20]) X    X
Cultural influences on parenting 18 month survey     X
Parenting 18 month survey     X
Stimulation (being read to) 18 month survey     X
Exposure to screen time 18 month survey     X
Access to toys 18 month survey     X
Family      
Annual Income Baseline/18 month survey (LSAC adapted [20]) X    X
Income covers income covers living expenses Baseline/18 month survey (Bulundidi Gudaga Study [22, 23]) X    X
Affordability of food, clothing, housing, energy, health care 18 month survey     X
Partner status (mother) EMR (antenatal screen), 18 month survey X    X
Family size Baseline/18 month survey X    X
Social support Baseline/18 month survey (LSAC adapted [20]) X    X
Housing 18 month survey     X
Family history learning/mental/physical health problems Baseline/18 month survey X    X
Other children in out of home care EMR (antenatal screen) X    
History of being hit or slapped by partner in last 12 months (NSW Health Domestic Violence screening tool) [46] EMR (antenatal screen) X    
Family stressors      X
Neighbourhood      
SEIFA decile 1 [24] EMR (demographic) X    
Neighbourhood satisfaction Baseline/18 month survey (LSAC [20]) X    X
Service Use      
Sources of information on early childhood development Baseline survey, (LSAC adapted [20]) X    X
Attendance to health care 18 month survey     X
Difficulties with access to comprehensive health care 18 month survey     X
Satisfaction with health care 18 month survey     X
  1. EMR electronic medical record, LSAC Longitudinal Study of Australian Children