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ERIC Number: EJ1015858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Accuracy of Self-Reported Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening by Women with Intellectual Disability
Son, Esther; Parish, Susan L.; Swaine, Jamie G.; Luken, Karen
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v118 n4 p327-336 Jul 2013
This study examines the accuracy of self-report of cervical and breast cancer screening by women with intellectual disability ("n" ?=? 155). Data from face-to-face interviews and medical records were analyzed. Total agreement, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were calculated. Total agreement between self-report and medical record on receipt of both procedures was 75% for Pap test and 87% for mammography. Self-reported Pap tests and mammography showed greater than 90% sensitivity, but specificity was low for both procedures (41% for Pap test, 30% for mammogram), indicating overreporting of receipt of Pap tests and mammography similar to women without disabilities. Clinicians and researchers are cautioned to corroborate self-reported data with other sources for patients and research participants with intellectual disability.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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