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Am J Public Health. 1989 Nov;79(11):1554-6.

Self-report and medical record report agreement of selected medical conditions in the elderly.

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Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Abstract

This study assessed agreement between self- and medical record report of medical conditions in an elderly population. Medical charts of 120 participants in a screening program were abstracted, and the questionnaire report of eight major conditions was compared with the medical record. There was substantial or moderate agreement between self-report and medical record report for each condition, although strength of agreement varied by condition. Self-report by elderly individuals compares favorably with medical record report of medical conditions.

PMID:
2817172
PMCID:
PMC1349815
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.79.11.1554
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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