Validity of parental report of a child's medical history in otitis media research.
The authors compared parental reports with medical records for 157 children enrolled in a prospective study of chronic otitis media with effusion between 1987 and 1991.
Parents completed a questionnaire about the child's past health history, and the research nurse abstracted history information from the clinic's medical record.
Previous insertion of a tympanostomy tube (kappa=0.96) and premature birth (kappa=0.68) were accurately reported, but there was a substantial proportion of missing data for age at first episode of otitis media, occurrence of otitis media the previous summer, and number of episodes in the previous 18 months.
Data were significantly more likely to be missing for male children, children with siblings, and those with more episodes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Otite moyenne, Chronique, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Questionnaire, Parent, Rappel, Enfant, Prospective, Etude comparative, Dossier médical, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, ORL pathologie, Oreille moyenne pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Otitis media, Chronic, Epidemiology, Methodology, Questionnaire, Parent, Recall, Child, Prospective, Comparative study, Medical record, United States, Human, North America, America, ENT disease, Middle ear disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556093
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.