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Secondhand Smoke Microenvironment Questionnaire
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Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Secondhand Smoke Microenvironment Questionnaire is a ten-item questionnaire designed to measure self-reported involuntary smoke exposure in the work, home, and social spheres.
Comments/Special Instructions
Items in this questionnaire are in the public domain and can be freely used.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Scoring: Scoring allows secondhand smoke exposure assessment in home, work, and social settings as well as a total score of all three environments. For scoring details, click on the link above or examine Appendix A of the key reference below.
Psychometric Properties: Details of the psychometric properties of the questionnaire are provided in the key reference below. Subscale reliability ranged from acceptable to excellent. The three subscales were found to have high face validity and predictive validity.
Strengths: A brief self-report questionnaire that allows assessment of secondhand smoke exposure in three environments, work, home, and social settings. The questionnaire allows researchers to use only those subscales that are applicable.
Weaknesses: Questionnaire does not capture secondhand smoke exposure from other products such as e-cigarettes or marijuana.
Key Reference:
DeAtley T, Colby SM, Clark MA, Sokolovsky A, Denlinger-Apte RL, Cioe PA, Cassidy R, Donny EC, Tidey JW. Psychometric Analysis of a Microenvironment Secondhand Smoke Exposure Questionnaire. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Apr 3;18(7):3753.
Additional Reference:
Nondahl DM, Cruickshanks KJ, Schubert CR. A questionnaire for assessing environmental tobacco smoke exposure. Environ Res. 2005 Jan;97(1):76-82.
Document last updated August 2022