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Protocol - Household Chaos and Unpredictability

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Description

The Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) is 15 question survey of one’s own home environment using a scale of true (or yes) or false (or no).

Specific Instructions

While the original study participants were mothers, the WG acknowledges this questionnaire may be completed by parents and primary caregivers.

Protocol

For each item parents are asked to respond true (or yes) if the item describes their home and false (or no) if the item does not describe their home.

1. There is very little commotion in our home.

2. We can usually find things when we need them.

3. We almost always seem to be rushed.

4. We are usually able to stay on top of things.

5. No matter how hard we try, we always seem to be running late.

6. It’s a real zoo in our home.

7. At home we can talk to each other without being interrupted.

8. There is often a fuss going on at our home.

9. No matter what our family plans, it usually doesn’t seem to work out.

10. You can’t hear yourself think in our home.

11. I often get drawn into other people’s arguments at home.

12. Our home is a good place to relax.

13. The telephone takes up a lot of our time at home.

14. The atmosphere in our home is calm.

15. First thing in the day, we have a regular routine at home.

Score one point for each of the following items scored as true (or yes):

Item # 3

            5

            6

            8

            9

           10

           11

           13

Score one point for each of the following items scored as false (or no):

Item # 1

            2

            4

            7

           12

           14

           15

Add up the number of points. The higher the score the higher the level of environmental chaos in the home.

Availability

Available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Lifestage

Adolescent, Adult

Participants

Mothers of Infants and Toddlers

Selection Rationale

The CHAOS scale was selected because it is concise, comprehensive, and easy to complete while also a validated and highly utilized scale.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
caDSR Common Data Elements (CDE) Pediatric Household Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Questionnaire Assessment Scale   7051591 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

 Not applicable

Protocol Name from Source

Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS)

Source

Matheny, A.P., Wachs, T. D., Ludwig, J.L., & Philips, K. (1995). Bringing Order Out of Chaos: Psychometric Characteristics of the Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 16, pp.429-444.

General References

Chatterjee, A., Gillman, M. W., & Wong, M. D. (2015). Chaos, Hubbub, and Order Scale and Health Risk Behaviors in Adolescents in Los Angeles. The Journal of pediatrics, 167(6), 1415-21.

Jennifer A. Emond, Lucy K. Tantum, Diane Gilbert-Diamond, Sunny Jung Kim, Reina K. Lansigan and Sara Benjamin Neelon Household chaos and screen media use among preschool-aged children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 201818:1210

Sangeeta Suku Jinal Soni Molly A. Martin Mansha Parven Mirza Anne Elizabeth Glassgow Michael Gerges Benjamin W. Van Voorhees Rachel Caskey. A multivariable analysis of childhood psychosocial behaviour and household functionality

Samantha Iwinski Corinne Cannavale Anne Walk Ruyu Liu Gabriella McLoughlin Naiman Khan. Interrelationships Between Household Chaos, Children's ADHD Tendencies, and Diet Quality (P11-113-19). Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, June 2019, nzz048.P11-113-19

Protocol ID

300501

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Atmosphere_Calm
PX300501140000 The atmosphere in our home is calm. Variable Mapping
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Commotion
PX300501010000 There is very little commotion in our home. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Engaged
PX300501040000 We are usually able to stay on top of things. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Family_Plans_Fail
PX300501090000 No matter what our family plans, it usually more
doesn't seem to work out. show less
N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Feel_Rushed
PX300501030000 We almost always seem to be rushed. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Find_Things
PX300501020000 We can usually find things when we need them. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Fuss
PX300501080000 There is often a fuss going on at our home. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Hear_Yourself
PX300501100000 You can't hear yourself think in our home. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Home_Relax
PX300501120000 Our home is a good place to relax. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Interruption
PX300501070000 At home we can talk to each other without more
being interrupted. show less
N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Other_People_Arguments
PX300501110000 I often get drawn into other people's more
arguments at home. show less
N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Regular_Routine_Home
PX300501150000 First thing in the day, we have a regular more
routine at home. show less
N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Running_Late
PX300501050000 No matter how hard we try, we always seem to more
be running late. show less
N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Telephone_Home
PX300501130000 The telephone takes up a lot of our time at home. N/A
PX300501_Household_Chaos_Unpredictability_Zoo_Home
PX300501060000 It's a real zoo in our home. N/A
Pediatric Development
Measure Name

Household Chaos and Unpredictability

Release Date

December 11, 2019

Definition

The Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS) is 15-question survey for self-assessing the atmosphere in one’s home environment using a scale of true (or yes) or false (or no).

Purpose

Chaos in a child’s home environment can affect physical and emotional development.

Keywords

Pediatric Development, Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale, CHAOS

Measure Protocols
Protocol ID Protocol Name
300501 Household Chaos and Unpredictability
Publications

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