It seems that you may be looking at the wrong thing. Here is a little sample that shows a textbox on a form to display the value displayed by the checkbox:
Private Sub Form_Current()
If Me.chk1.Value = 0 Then
Me!txtCheckBoxStatus = "The value displayed by the checkbox is 'False'."
ElseIf Me.chk1.Value = -1 Then
Me!txtCheckBoxStatus = "The value displayed by the checkbox is 'True'."
Of course, the checkbox is bound to a Yes/No data type field in the forms's record source
If you test for the value of the checkbox then you should be OK.
I hope this helps --
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