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Medical record validation of maternal recall of pregnancy and birth events from a twin cohort.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23725849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aims to assess the validity of maternal recall for several perinatal variables 8-10 years after pregnancy in a twin sample. Retrospective information was collected 8-10 years after the delivery event in a cohort of mothers from the University of Southern California Twin Study (N = 611) and compared with medical records for validity analysis. Recall of most variables showed substantial to perfect agreement (κ = 0.60-1.00), with notable exceptions for specific medical problems during pregnancy (κ ≤ 0.40) and substance use when mothers provided continuous data (e.g., number of cigarettes per day; r ≤ 0.24). With the exception of delivery method, neonatal intensive care unit admission, birth weight, neonatal information, and post-delivery complications were also recalled with low accuracy. For mothers of twins, maternal recall is generally a valid measure for perinatal variables 10 years after pregnancy. However, caution should be taken regarding variables such as substance use, medical problems, birth length, and post-delivery complications.
Jianghong Liu; Catherine Tuvblad; Linda Li; Adrian Raine; Laura A Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Twin Study     Date:  2013-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1832-4274     ISO Abbreviation:  Twin Res Hum Genet     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-22     Completed Date:  2013-11-05     Revised Date:  2014-04-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244624     Medline TA:  Twin Res Hum Genet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  845-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Medical Records*
Mental Recall*
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy, Twin
Reproductive History*
Retrospective Studies
Validation Studies as Topic
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