Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study

@inproceedings{Yoong2013AgreementBS,
  title={Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study},
  author={Sze Lin Yoong and Mariko Leanne Carey and Catherine Anne D’Este and Robert W. Sanson-Fisher},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Self-reported weight and height is frequently used to quantify overweight and obesity. It is however, associated with limitations such as bias and poor agreement, which may be a result of social desirability or difficulties with recall. Methods to reduce these biases would improve the accuracy of assessment of overweight and obesity using patient self-report. The level of agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height has not been widely examined in general practice… CONTINUE READING
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