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Table 1 Summary of instruments used in the Minipally study

From: Testing the impact of a social skill training versus waiting list control group for the reduction of disruptive behaviors and stress among preschool children in child care: the study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Outcome measures    
Concepts Type and Source of measure Instrument Time of assessment
Primary outcomes
Child Behaviors Questionnaire, rated by childcare’ educators Questionnaire, rated by parents Child Behavior Questionnaire (BEH, 24) Pre and post-intervention
 Opposition    
 Hyperactivity    
 Prosociality    
 Inattention    
 Agression    
Child’ agressive and prosocial behaviors Observed and rated by research assistant Observational tool designed for the study Pre and post-intervention; at Child Care Services
Stress Salivary cortisol, collected by research assitant Biological samples Pre and post-intervention; at Child Care Services
    Child Care Arrival (7 h30-10 h)
    Before Lunch (10 h30-12 h)
    30 min after napping in the afternoon (14 h–16 h)
Secondary outcomes
Educational interactions with the children Observed and rated by research assistant Caregiver Interaction Scale (29) Pre and post-intervention; at Child Care Services
 Severity    
 Detachment    
 Permissiveness    
 Harshness    
Educator’s behaviors with each child Questionnaire, rated by childcare’ educators Pacotis (30) Pre and post-intervention
Potential confounding variables
Sociodemographic information Questionnaire, rated by child’ parents Questionnaire designed for the study Pre and post-intervention
Child’ General Health Questionnaire, rated by child’ parents Questionnaire designed for the study Pre and post-intervention
Child’ Stressful Life Events Questionnaire, rated by child’ parents Stressful Life Event Questionnaire Pre and post-intervention