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The Cornella Health Interview Survey Follow-Up (CHIS.FU) Study: design, methods, and response rate

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dc.contributor.author García Martínez, Montse
dc.contributor.author Schiaffino, Anna
dc.contributor.author Fernández, Esteve
dc.contributor.author Martí, Mercè
dc.contributor.author Saltó i Cerezuela, Esteve
dc.contributor.author Pérez Albarracín, Glòria
dc.contributor.author Peris, Mercè
dc.contributor.author Borrell i Thió, Carme
dc.contributor.author Nieto, F. Javier
dc.contributor.author Borràs, Josep M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-09T08:43:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-09T08:43:00Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation García M, Schiaffino A, Fernández E, Martí M, Saltó E, Pérez G, Peris M, Borrell C, Nieto FJ, Borrás JM. The Cornella Health Interview Survey Follow-Up (CHIS.FU) Study: design, methods, and response rate. BMC Public Health. 2003;3:12. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-3-12
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/16434
dc.description.abstract Background: The aim of this report is to describe the main characteristics of the design, including response rates, of the Cornella Health Interview Survey Follow-up Study. Methods: The original cohort consisted of 2,500 subjects (1,263 women and 1,237 men) interviewed as part of the 1994 Cornella Health Interview Study. A record linkage to update the address and vital status of the cohort members was carried out using, first a deterministic method, and secondly a probabilistic one, based on each subject's first name and surnames. Subsequently, we attempted to locate the cohort members to conduct the phone follow-up interviews. A pilot study was carried out to test the overall feasibility and to modify some procedures before the field work began. Results: After record linkage, 2,468 (98.7%) subjects were successfully traced. Of these, 91 (3.6%) were deceased, 259 (10.3%) had moved to other towns, and 50 (2.0%) had neither renewed their last municipal census documents nor declared having moved. After using different strategies to track and to retain cohort members, we traced 92% of the CHIS participants. From them, 1,605 subjects answered the follow-up questionnaire. Conclusion: The computerized record linkage maximized the success of the follow-up that was carried out 7 years after the baseline interview. The pilot study was useful to increase the efficiency in tracing and interviewing the respondents.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof BMC Public Health. 2003;3:12
dc.rights © 2003 García et al. Creative Commons Attribution License
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
dc.subject.other Salut pública -- Catalunya -- Cornellà de Llobregat -- Enquestes
dc.subject.other Indicadors de salut
dc.title The Cornella Health Interview Survey Follow-Up (CHIS.FU) Study: design, methods, and response rate
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-3-12
dc.subject.keyword Record linkage
dc.subject.keyword Cohort study
dc.subject.keyword Risk factors
dc.subject.keyword Smoking
dc.subject.keyword Alcohol
dc.subject.keyword Cancer
dc.subject.keyword Cardiovascular diseases
dc.subject.keyword Methods
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