Validation of self-reported history of acute myocardial infarction

Experience of the Minnesota heart survey registry

Wayne D. Rosamond, J. Michael Sprafka, Paul G. McGovern, Marlys Nelson, Russell V Luepker

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Abstract

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-teported history of previous acute myocardial infarction among 3,703 patients admitted to a coronary care unit with suspicion of acute myocardial in farction. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalEpidemiology
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease surveillance
  • Gender
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Self-report

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Validation of self-reported history of acute myocardial infarction : Experience of the Minnesota heart survey registry. / Rosamond, Wayne D.; Sprafka, J. Michael; McGovern, Paul G.; Nelson, Marlys; Luepker, Russell V.

In: Epidemiology, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.1995, p. 67-69.

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Rosamond, Wayne D. ; Sprafka, J. Michael ; McGovern, Paul G. ; Nelson, Marlys ; Luepker, Russell V. / Validation of self-reported history of acute myocardial infarction : Experience of the Minnesota heart survey registry. In: Epidemiology. 1995 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 67-69.
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