Reliability of reported sunburn history was assessed.
Fifty cases and 50 controls were randomly selected from a population-based case-control study of skin examination practices and lethal melanoma in Connecticut.
Eighty-two percent of these participants were interviewed from January 15,1987, to May 15,1989, and reinterviewed in 1990.
The kappa coefficients ranged between 0.37 and 0.57 ; the intraclass correlation coefficients were similar and ranged between 0.34 and 0.69.
There were no significant differences found by case-control status or sex for any variables, and the degree of disagreement was similar for cases and controls and could be considered free of recall bias.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Brûlure, Soleil, Rappel, Epidémiologie, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie, Traumatisme, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Burn, Sun, Recall, Epidemiology, Connecticut, United States, North America, America, Human, Malignant tumor, Skin disease, Trauma, Case control study
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Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 01/03/1996.