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  1. Use of the positive predictive value to correct for disease misclassification in epidemiologic studies.

    Article - En anglais

    Misclassification problems of the disease status often arise in large epidemiologic cohort studies in which the outcome is classified on the basis of record linkage with routinely collected error-prone data sources, such as cancer registries or mortality statistics.

    If the misclassification is nondifferential, i.e., independent of the exposure status, this leads to bias toward the null in estimates of relative risk.

    A variety of methods have been proposed to correct for this bias.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Biais méthodologique, Méthodologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Classification

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodological bias, Methodology, Follow up study, Human, Classification

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

    Cote : 94-0132760

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.