Journal article

A comparison of self-reported and record-linked blood donation history in an Australian cohort

Nadine A Bertalli, Katrina J Allen, Christine E McLaren, Lidija Turkovic, Nicholas J Osborne, Clare C Constantine, Martin B Delatycki, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, John L Hopper, Gregory J Anderson, John K Olynyk, Lawrie W Powell, Lyle C Gurrin

TRANSFUSION | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Questionnaire-based studies investigating blood donation history rely on the accurate recall of information from participants for results to be valid. This study aimed to retrieve electronic records from a national blood donation service and link them to self-reported history of donation to assess agreement between the two sources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Between 2004 and 2006, a sample of participants of northern European descent was selected from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (n = 31,192) to participate in the "HealthIron" study (n = 1438). A total of 1052 participants completed questionnaires that included questions about blood donation history. In 2009, consentin..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (USA)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (USA; 1 RO1 DK061885-01 A2) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia; Grants 251668 and 209057). Cohort recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council Victoria. The National Health and Medical Research Council also provided funding for the following: LCG and KJA (Career Development Awards), MBD and JKO (Practitioner Fellowships), GJA (Senior Research Fellowship), and JLH (Australia Fellowship).