Meta analysis N>25000: kappa between retrospective vs prospective reports of childhood maltreatment is 0.19. "The 2 measures cannot be used interchangeably to study the associated health outcomes and risk mechanisms" #measurementschmeasurement
Excited to share our new meta-analysis in with showing that across 16 studies (N>25k), prospective and retrospective measures of childhood maltreatment identify largely different groups of people (1/5):
NEW paper led by with shows prospective and retrospective measures of childhood #maltreatment identify different individuals , with accompanying editorial by Cathy Widom
“Agreement Between Prospective and Retrospective Measures of Childhood Maltreatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” and accompanying editorial are available at #APAAM19 booth 1124 from
Prospective versus retrospective research on childhood maltreatment identify different groups meaning they cannot be used interchangeably to study associated outcomes/risks
Prospective versus retrospective research on childhood maltreatment identify different groups meaning they cannot be used interchangeably to study associated outcomes/risks
New meta-analysis on agreement b/w prospective and retrospective measures of child maltreatment (incl our 2008 paper) has some important methodological and conceptual conclusions about how we define and assess early adversity.
#ACES is good but retrospective recall may not be same as prospective report of #trauma. Does study have policy implications?
Practically no agreement between retrospective and prospective measures of childhood maltreatment...
1/2 Big implications here for the #ACES checklist, supporting what many suspect: retrospective self-report of negative events correlates poorly with them actually occurring. #psychtwitter
Agreement between prospective and retrospective measures of childhood maltreatment seems to be rather low (Cohen κ = 0.19).
Wow...there little agreement between prospective and retrospective measures of ACEs.
The assumption of equivalence. Research shows that prospective and retrospective measures of childhood trauma identify different individuals and cannot be used interchangeably. Both constructs are important and must be studied further
“Prospective and retrospective measures of childhood maltreatment identify different groups of individuals.”
An important cautionary note regarding the (in)accuracy of retrospective reports of childhood maltreatment in clinical research...