Inaccuracy in self-report of fractures may underestimate association with health outcomes when compared with medical record based fracture registry

@article{Siggeirsdottir2007InaccuracyIS,
  title={Inaccuracy in self-report of fractures may underestimate association with health outcomes when compared with medical record based fracture registry},
  author={Kristin Siggeirsdottir and Thor Aspelund and Gunnar Sigurdsson and Brynjolfur A Mogensen and Milan Chang and Birna Gerður J{\'o}nsd{\'o}ttir and Gudny Eiriksdottir and Lenore J. Launer and Tamara B. Harris and Brynjolfur Y. Jonsson and Vilmundur Gudnason},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={631-639}
}
Introduction and objective Misreporting fractures in questionnaires is known. However, the effect of misreporting on the association of fractures with subsequent health outcomes has not been examined. Methods Data from a fracture registry (FR) developed from an extensive review of radiographic and medical records were related to self-report of fracture for 2,255 participants from the AGES Reykjavik Study. This data was used to determine false negative and false positive rates of self-reported… CONTINUE READING
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