This study examines the validity of self-reported hospital admission data obtained by telephone interview from a sample of 563 participants in a follow-up study in Auckland, New Zealand.
The personal recall of hospital admissions over a 4-year period between 1988 and 1991 was compared with a national computerized record of all hospital admissions.
Only two admissions were recalled by participants but not recorded on the hospital record.
However, the study found significant underreporting of admissions by participants.
Of those participants who could be contacted, 58% recalled all their admissions recorded on the computerized database.
Additionally, 26% recalled some of the admissions, and 16% recalled none of the admissions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Autoévaluation, Validité, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Rappel, Homme, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Self evaluation, Validity, Epidemiology, Methodology, Recall, Human, New Zealand, Oceania
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0074800
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.