Reliability of parental reports of head lice in their children

Megan L Counahan, Ross M Andrews and Rick Speare
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06620.x
Published online: 7 February 2005

Megan L Counahan,* Ross M Andrews, Rick Speare

  • 1 Communicable Diseases Section, Department of Human Services, Level 17/120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • 2 Centre for International Child Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.

  • 1. Counahan M, Andrews R, Büttner P, et al. Head lice prevalence in primary schools in Victoria, Australia. J Paediatr Child Health 2004; 40: 616-619.
  • 2. Mottram P. Research report on the effectiveness of hair conditioner as a non-chemical agent to control head lice. Brisbane: Queensland Health, 2000.


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