TABLE 1

Experiences Seeking Health Care at 5 to 5.5 Years

OutcomeItem Content
Discussed 4 of 6 topicsAge-appropriate anticipatory guidance topics (food, bedtime, how getting along with other children, how follows directions, guidance and discipline, and reading) (6 items; Cronbach's α = 0.83)
Received anticipatory guidance and parenting education accounting for preferencesAge-appropriate anticipatory guidance topics (food, bedtime, how getting along with other children, how follows directions, guidance and discipline, reading), accounting for preferences (whether questions were answered, questions were not answered completely, respondent wished had talked about topic, or already had information about topic and did not need to talk about it) (6 items; Cronbach's α = 0.81)
Agreed that pediatrician/nurse practitioner provided supportClinician helped parent get all information needed about child's growth and development, helped get services for child from other agencies and programs, gave advice on how to solve problems at home with child, gave new ideas about things to do with child, encouraged parent to ask questions about child's growth and development (5 items; Cronbach's α = 0.81)
Remained at practice1 item
Used emergency department in past year for injury1 item
Hospitalized in past year1 item