Interview-based case-control studies of screening efficacy.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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


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.