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Validation of self-reported history of acute myocardial infarction: experience of the Minnesota Heart Survey Registry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7888449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Accurate separation of new cases of acute myocardial infarction from prevalent cases is critical for assessing trends in morbidity in population-based studies. This report presents data on the validity of self-reported history of previous acute myocardial infarction among 3,703 patients admitted to a coronary care unit with suspicion of acute myocardial infarction. We substantiated the history of a prior event for 60% of those who reported one (629 of 1,053) and found 40% to be false-positive histories. Much of the false-positive reporting was related to previous cardiac hospitalizations, predominantly (40%) for unstable angina.
W D Rosamond; J M Sprafka; P G McGovern; M Nelson; R V Luepker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1044-3983     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-20     Completed Date:  1995-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7400.
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MeSH Terms
Mental Recall*
Minnesota / epidemiology
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Grant Support

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