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Case-finding for MS prevalence studies in small communities requires a community-based approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17878739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In response to citizen concerns in 5 small Illinois towns, community-based case-finding determined the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS). Potential cases were identified through town meetings, publicity, advocacy groups and local volunteer outreach coordinators. Estimated prevalence based on available medical records for self-identifying individuals for 3 of the 5 communities was high (218-231 per 100,000 population) compared to other studies. Scanning databases in medical offices used in many other studies may miss MS cases; yet tracking medical records is labor-intensive and sometimes restricted by privacy guidelines. MS registries could improve case-finding accuracy and efficiency.
Authors:
Joel B Cowen; Barbara F Sjostrom; Andrea S Doughty; Randolph B Schiffer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroepidemiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1423-0208     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroepidemiology     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-15     Completed Date:  2007-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8218700     Medline TA:  Neuroepidemiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, IL 61107, USA. joelc@uic.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Case-Control Studies*
Female
Humans
Male
Medical Records
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Prevalence
Registries
Residence Characteristics*

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