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Am J Public Health. 2004 Aug;94(8):1336-8.

Do men know that they have had a prostate-specific antigen test? Accuracy of self-reports of testing at 2 sites.

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Biomedical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, 1.122 MSB, Houston, TX 77030, USA. evelyn.c.chan@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

This study determined the accuracy of self-reports of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Men (N = 402) attending 2 outpatient clinics were asked: "Did you have a PSA test today?" and their medical records were checked. Concordance, sensitivity, and false-negative values were 65%, 67%, and 33%, respectively, at 1 clinic site and 88%, 64%, and 36% at the other. The accuracy of self-reports of PSA testing should be interpreted with caution.

PMID:
15284039
PMCID:
PMC1448451
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.94.8.1336
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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