Recall (report) bias and reliability in the retrospective assessment of melanoma risk.
In a case-control study nested in the Nurses' Health Study cohort, the authors assessed recall bias in the ascertainment of two risk factors for melanoma: hair color and ability to tan.
Participants reported on these risk factors in a 1982 questionnaire and in a subsequent case-control questionnaire or telephone interview.
The test-retest reliability among controls was high for both questions.
Among women diagnosed with melanoma after the first questionnaire and before the second, there was a subtantial shift toward reporting a reduced ability to tan when participants were questioned after the diagnosis of melanoma.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mélanome, Epidémiologie, Rappel, Facteur risque, Autoévaluation, Infirmier, Femelle, Pigmentation, Cheveu, Méthodologie, Etude cohorte, Peau pathologie, Etats Unis, Tumeur, Homme, Biais
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Melanoma, Epidemiology, Recall, Risk factor, Self evaluation, Nurse, Female, Pigmentation, Hair, Methodology, Cohort study, Skin disease, United States, Tumor, Human
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