Accuracy of reporting of family history of colorectal cancer

R J Mitchell, D Brewster, H Campbell, M E M Porteous, A H Wyllie, C C Bird, M G Dunlop

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Family history is used extensively to estimate the risk of colorectal cancer but there is considerable potential for recall bias and inaccuracy. Hence we systematically assessed the accuracy of family history reported at interview compared with actual cancer experience in relatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-5
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


  • Aged
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Family
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Medical Record Linkage
  • Mental Recall
  • Middle Aged
  • Pedigree
  • Registries
  • Risk Assessment


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