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Table 1 Surveys and Measurements Used in the Building Wealth and Health Network Randomized Controlled Trial Survey

From: The Building Wealth and Health Network: methods and baseline characteristics from a randomized controlled trial for families with young children participating in temporary assistance for needy families (TANF)

Measurements Scales References Frequency
Demographics and socio-economic status
 Demographics Gender, age, residential zip code, immigration status, race and ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, educational levels N/A Baseline only
 Current employment Self-report whether currently working N/A Baseline/follow-up
Career Readiness
 Learning Needsa Washington State Learning Needs Screening Tool 13-item survey Washington State Division of Employment and Social Services, 1997 [111] Baseline only
 Employment Hope Derived from the Employment Hope Scale 9-item survey Hong, et al. 2013 [72, 73] Baseline/follow-up
 Self-Efficacy General Self-Efficacy Scale 10-item survey Schwarzer, et al. 1995 [74] Baseline/follow-up
Family economic hardship
 Food Insecurity U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module Bickel, et al., 2000 [75, 76] Baseline/follow-up
 Energy Insecurity Derived from Children’s HealthWatch Survey Cook, et al. 2008 [1] Baseline/follow-up
 Housing Insecurity Derived from Children’s HealthWatch Survey Cutts, et al. 2011 [77] Baseline/follow-up
Financial Behavior
 Financial capabilitya Financial Capability Scale, Developed at University of Wisconsin Center for Financial Security Collins, et al. 2013 [112] Baseline/follow-up
 Financial Behavior, Knowledge, and Self-efficacya 4-section, 28-item survey Danes, et al. 1999 [113] Baseline/follow-up
 Entrepreneurship and Savvya 16-item survey question developed by Network study group N/A Baseline/follow-up
Physical and mental health related questions
Adult’s Health    
 Caregiver’s General Health Self-rated physical health, self-rated physical health compared to the previous 3 months N/A Baseline/follow-up
 Depression 10-item short version of CES-D scale Radloff, et al., 1977 [80, 81, 82] Baseline/follow-up
 Substance Use Alcohol abuse questions derived from Audit-C, drug abuse questions derived from DAST-10 screening test Babor, et al. 2002 [114], Skinner, et al. [115] Baseline/follow-up
Youngest Child’s Health
 Caregiver report of child’s health history Derived from NHANES III survey National Center for Health Statistics, 1990 [97] Baseline/follow-up
 Child Development Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status survey Glascoe, 1998 [84] Baseline/follow-up
Exposure to Adversity and Violence
 Interaction with criminal justice 8-item survey Brooks-Gunn, et al. 2011 [116, 81] Baseline only
 Exposure to community violence Survey of Exposure to Community Violence 14-item survey Richters, et al. 1990 [90] Baseline only
 Childhood adversity Adverse Childhood Experiences 10-item survey Felitti, et al. 1998 [89] Baseline only
Social connection
 Social Supporta Social Support Network Scale 12-item survey Block, et al. 2000 [117] Baseline/follow-up
 Social Capitala Modified from Internet Social Capital Scales 20-item survey question Williams, D. 2006 [118] Baseline/follow-up
Program Evaluation
 Network Satisfaction 7-item survey developed by Network study group N/A Follow-up only
  1. aNot included in this report on baseline outcomes