Table 1

Studies comparing validity of self-reported hysterectomy compared to hospital/medical records

Author (year)Study designSelf-reported hysterectomy compared to sourceN, reporting hysterectomyN, who had hysterectomy status confirmedN, where confirmation was impossibleQuoted validity of self report (%)
Brett and Madans (1994)12Cross-sectionalHospital records4522983366
Green et al (1997)10Case–controlMedical records, surgeon's report, or GP2061277396
Phipps and Buist (2009)9Cross-sectionalSurgical pathology report (10%), imaging reports (35%) and transcribed medical history (48%)7972591
Colditz et al (1987)11Cross-sectionalMedical records2121991299
(Horwitz (1986)13Case–controlMedical records4554403497
  • GP, general practitioner.