• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of brjprevsmedLink to Publisher's site
Br J Prev Soc Med. Nov 1974; 28(4): 273–275.
PMCID: PMC478875

Accuracy of recall of histories of oral contraceptive use

Abstract

Published retrospective studies of the relationship between the use of oral contraceptives and disease have assumed that women are able to recall their oral contraceptive histories with reasonable accuracy. The validity of this assumption has been investigated by comparing oral contraceptive histories obtained from 75 women attending family planning clinics with the information contained in the clinic records. It is concluded that simple measures of oral contraceptive use, such as whether the preparations have ever or never been used, whether they are in current use, and the total duration of use, are likely to be remembered with adequate accuracy.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (373K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Thomas DB. Relationship of oral contraceptives to cervical carcinogenesis. Obstet Gynecol. 1972 Oct;40(4):508–518. [PubMed]
  • Vessey MP, Doll R. Investigation of relation between use of oral contraceptives and thromboembolic disease. Br Med J. 1968 Apr 27;2(5599):199–205. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Articles from British Journal of Preventive & Social Medicine are provided here courtesy of BMJ Group

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

  • PubMed
    PubMed
    PubMed citations for these articles

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...