Accuracy of self-reported cancer-screening histories: a meta-analysis.

@article{Rauscher2008AccuracyOS,
  title={Accuracy of self-reported cancer-screening histories: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Garth H Rauscher and Timothy P. Johnson and Young Ik Cho and Jennifer A Walk},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={748-57}
}
BACKGROUND Survey data used to study trends in cancer screening may overestimate screening utilization while potentially underestimating existing disparities in use. METHODS We did a literature review and meta-analysis of validation studies examining the accuracy of self-reported cancer-screening histories. We calculated summary random-effects estimates for sensitivity and specificity, separately for mammography, clinical breast exam (CBE), Pap smear, prostate-specific antigen testing (PSA… CONTINUE READING
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