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
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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