Interview-based case-control studies of screening efficacy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), Volume 19, Issue 2, p.265-7 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Case-Control Studies, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Mass Screening, Neoplasm Staging, Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Reproducibility of Results

Abstract:

Some studies of the efficacy of cancer screening are obliged to obtain interviews from persons with cancer who are likely to die as a result of their disease, and from controls. We review the interview-based approaches that have been developed and the purpose that each one can achieve and offer suggestions for increasing the validity of these studies.