Validity of family history data on PD: evidence for a family information bias.

@article{Elbaz2003ValidityOF,
  title={Validity of family history data on PD: evidence for a family information bias.},
  author={Alexis Elbaz and Shannon K. McDonnell and Demetrius M. Maraganore and Kari J Strain and Daniel J. Schaid and James H. Bower and J. Eric Ahlskog and Walter A. Rocca},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={11-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the validity of information provided by case and control subjects (or their proxies) about PD among their first-degree relatives. METHODS Secondary cases of PD were assessed both through a single informant (family history method) and through the study of each relative (family study method). The family study method was considered as the standard for comparison, and the sensitivity and specificity of the family history method were studied. RESULTS A total of 133 population… CONTINUE READING

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