Limited evidence is available regarding the accuracy of recall for cancer screenings.
We compared the self-report of stomach cancer screening with medical records in 337 residents of a rural town in northeastern Japan, who were eligible for annual screening offered by the town.
Frequencies of attendance within the last 5 years were asked in a self-administered questionnaire, and determined from the records of the organization conducting the screening.
When the frequencies were dichotomized as ever/never screened within 5 years, the self-report agreed substantially with medical records, but tended to overestimate the actual attendance (kappa=0.68, sensitivity=100%, specificity=75.6%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Estomac, Dépistage, Questionnaire, Autoévaluation, Rappel, Précision, Homme, Milieu rural, Etude comparative, Dossier médical, Japon, Asie, Nord est, Estomac pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Stomach, Medical screening, Questionnaire, Self evaluation, Recall, Accuracy, Human, Rural environment, Comparative study, Medical record, Japan, Asia, Northeast, Gastric disease, Digestive diseases
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