Do men know that they have had a prostate-specific antigen test? Accuracy of self-reports of testing at 2 sites

Evelyn C Y Chan, Sally W. Vernon, Chul Ahn, Anthony Greisinger

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Abstract

This study determined the accuracy of self-reports of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Men (N=402) attending 2 outpatient clinics were asked: "Did you have a PSA test today?" and their medical records were checked. Concordance, sensitivity, and false-negative values were 65%, 67%, and 33%, respectively, at 1 clinic site and 88%, 64%, and 36% at the other. The accuracy of self-reports of PSA testing should be interpreted with caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1336-1338
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume94
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004

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Do men know that they have had a prostate-specific antigen test? Accuracy of self-reports of testing at 2 sites. / Chan, Evelyn C Y; Vernon, Sally W.; Ahn, Chul; Greisinger, Anthony.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 1336-1338.

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Chan, Evelyn C Y ; Vernon, Sally W. ; Ahn, Chul ; Greisinger, Anthony. / Do men know that they have had a prostate-specific antigen test? Accuracy of self-reports of testing at 2 sites. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 8. pp. 1336-1338.
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