Validity of self-reported versus hospital-coded diagnosis of stroke: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study

Euzebiusz Fitzgerald Jamrozik, Zoe Hyde, Helman Alfonso, Leon Flicker, Osvaldo Almeida, Bu B Yeap, Paul Norman, Graeme John Hankey, Konrad Jamrozik

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Population-based studies, as well as clinicians, often rely on self-report and hospital records to obtain a history of stroke. This study aimed to compare the validity of the diagnosis of stroke by self -report and by hospital coding according to their cross-sectional association with prevalent vascular risk factors, and longitudinal association with recurrent stroke and major cardiovascular outcomes in a large cohort of older Australian men.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256 - 262
Number of pages7
JournalCerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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