Measuring the prevalence of chronic diseases using population surveys by pooling self-reported symptoms, diagnosis and treatments: results from the World Health Survey of 2003 for South Asia

@article{Levesque2013MeasuringTP,
  title={Measuring the prevalence of chronic diseases using population surveys by pooling self-reported symptoms, diagnosis and treatments: results from the World Health Survey of 2003 for South Asia},
  author={J. P. Levesque and Surajit Mukherjee and Dominique Grimard and Antoine Boivin and Sanjay Mishra},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={435-447}
}
Measuring disease prevalence poses challenges in countries where information systems are poorly developed. Population surveys soliciting information on self-reported diagnosis also have limited capacity since they are influenced by informational and recall biases. Our aim is to propose a method to assess the prevalence of chronic disease by combining information on self-reported diagnosis, self-reported treatment and highly suggestive symptoms. An expanded measure of prevalence was developed… CONTINUE READING