Comparison of self-reported diagnosis of connective tissue disease with medical records in female health professionals: the Women's Health Cohort Study.

@article{Karlson1999ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of self-reported diagnosis of connective tissue disease with medical records in female health professionals: the Women's Health Cohort Study.},
  author={Elizabeth W. Karlson and I Min Lee and Nancy R. Cook and Joann E. Manson and Julie E. Buring and Charles H. Hennekens},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={150 6},
  pages={652-60}
}
To compare self-report of connective tissue disease (CTD) with medical records, subjects were selected from 395,543 female health professionals with and without breast implants who reported CTD on mailed questionnaires from 1992 to 1995. The authors identified 220 women with breast implants (exposed) who self-reported CTD and a random sample of 879 women without breast implants (unexposed) who also self-reported CTD, matched by age and date of diagnosis. Medical records were reviewed using… CONTINUE READING