The accuracy of self-report of herpes zoster was investigated in the Duke Established Populations for Epidemiological Studies of the Elderly, a longitudinal study of 4162 community-dwelling elderly persons residing in North Carolina, 1986-1993.
The authors compared self-reports of zoster with physician diagnosis of zoster and with a zoster verification questionnaire (ZVQ).
Compared to physician diagnosis, 3.2% (95% confidence interval 0-6.1%) of self-reports of zoster (n=31) were false-positive and no denials of zoster (n=63) were false-negative.
The agreement of self-reports to physician diagnosis was 98.9%, the sensitivity and negative predictive value were 100%, the specificity was 98.4% and the positive predictive value was 96.7%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Zona, Virose, Infection, Autoévaluation, Vieillard, Homme, Précision, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Validité, Questionnaire, Méthode étude, Diagnostic, Pays Bas, Europe, Peau pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Herpes zoster, Viral disease, Infection, Self evaluation, Elderly, Human, Accuracy, Epidemiology, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Validity, Questionnaire, Investigation method, Diagnosis, Netherlands, Europe, Skin disease, Nervous system diseases
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Cote : 95-0037284
Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 09/06/1995.