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No effect of recall period length on prevalence of self-reported haematuria in Schistosoma haematobium endemic areas

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dc.contributor.author Van der Werf, M. J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Borsboom, G. J. en_US
dc.contributor.author de Vlas, S. J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:34:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:34:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0035-9203 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(03)90031-9
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-SCHISTO en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/329
dc.description.abstract Assessing prevalence of haematuria by interview is commonly used as a rapid method to identify communities for mass treatment of Schistosoma haematobium infection. We analysed, using 21 published studies, to what extent the prevalence estimates of haematuria were affected by the length of the recall period for which respondents were requested to report symptoms. There was a strong positive association between prevalence of haematuria and infection, but no effect of recall period length. This suggests that the choice of recall period is of minor importance in control programmes or studies based on reported haematuria. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Schistosomiasis en_US
dc.subject Schistosoma haematobium en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Hematuria en_US
dc.subject Mental recall en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title No effect of recall period length on prevalence of self-reported haematuria in Schistosoma haematobium endemic areas en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.citation.volume 97 en_US
dc.citation.pages 373-374 en_US
dc.publisher.place Amsterdam
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15259459
dc.identifier.url http://www.elsevier.com/locate/trstmh
dc.citation.jabbreviation Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg en_US


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