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Author(s): Sydney South West Area Health Service

Collection Method: Self-report survey/questionnaire completed by parents

Scoring Method: Uses 0-3 scale: (0) no, hardly ever; (1) no, not very often; (2) yes, some of the time; (3) yes, most of the time. The higher the score, the higher the level of confidence. Answer option “not applicable” is scored 2

Number of questions: 15

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Measures parents’ confidence level in looking after children aged 0-12 months
  • Suitable for programs that run activities targeted at parents of young children
  • Has good reliability and validity

This tool was created by a group or researchers of Sydney South West Area Health Service and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.