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  1. Validity of self-reported rheumatoid arthritis in elderly women.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the validity of a self-reported physician diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in elderly women.


    Women with self-reported RA were contacted and permission requested to contact their physician.

    Physicians were mailed a questionnaire requesting information on the subject's arthritic condition.

    Hand radiographs obtained at study entry were read for changes of RA.


    The self-reported diagnosis of RA could be confirmed in 26 (21%) individuals.


    The positive predictive value of self-reported RA was low in this cohort.

    Caution needs to be exercised in the use and interpretation of self-report data concerning arthritic conditions in epidemiologic studies.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Femelle, Vieillard, Homme, Diagnostic, Malade, Evaluation, Information, Epidémiologie, Valeur prédictive, Critère, Questionnaire, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Female, Elderly, Human, Diagnosis, Patient, Evaluation, Information, Epidemiology, Predictive value, Criterion, Questionnaire, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0030040

    Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 21/05/1997.