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Who remembers whether they had asthma as children?


Burgess, JA and Walters, EH and Byrnes, GB and Wharton, CL and Jenkins, MA and Abramson, MJ and Hopper, JL and Dharmage, S, Who remembers whether they had asthma as children?, Journal of Asthma, 43, (10) pp. 727-730. ISSN 0277-0903 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/02770900601028587


Purpose: To assess misclassification in adults reporting childhood asthma. Methods: The Tasmanian Asthma Survey commenced in 1968 when 8,583 7-year-old children attending school in Tasmania (participants) were studied. In 1991-1993, a stratified sample of 1,494 participants was studied. Their recall of childhood asthma was compared to their parents' prospectively gathered report. Results: Where participants had childhood asthma, those with current asthma, severe eczema, or hay fever were less likely to misclassify while females were more likely to misclassify. Where participants had no childhood asthma, misclassification was associated with current asthma, hay fever, or allergies. Conclusions: Retrospective self-assessment of childhood asthma is unreliable. Copyright © 2006 Informa Healthcare.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Walters, EH (Professor Haydn Walters)
ID Code:41694
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-12

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