Reliability of a Short Gun Questionnaire
Zun, Leslie S.
Downey, La Vonne
Publication: Southern Medical Journal
Topics: Age Group Gun Carrying Medical Ownership Public Health Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Youth convenience sample gun accessibility gun questionnaire
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The authors developed and tested a seven-question gun questionnaire asking about gun accessibility, ownership and usage from a much longer gun survey and compared the reliability of the two versions to identify youths with ownership of or access to guns, using a convenience sample of 100 youth aged 10 to 24 years. The respondents’ answers to the questions of the short gun survey were not statistically significant from those in the long questionnaire at the P<0.05 level. The authors suggest that the short questionnaire provides similar results to the long version.
Zun, L. S., & Downey, L. V. (2003). Reliability of a Short Gun Questionnaire. Southern Medical Journal, 96(12), 1238-1242.
Zun, Leslie S., and La Vonne Downey. "Reliability of a Short Gun Questionnaire." Southern Medical Journal 96.12 (2003): 1238-42.