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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2016, Article ID 4364761, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4364761
Research Article

Consistency between Self-Reported and Recorded Values for Clinical Measures

1Purdue University, College of Pharmacy and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Center for Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Robert Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 502A, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091, USA
2WorkLife Programs Human Resources Purdue University, 1601 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091, USA
3Purdue University, College of Pharmacy and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Center for Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Robert Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 515, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091, USA

Received 6 October 2015; Accepted 31 December 2015

Academic Editor: Terrence D. Ruddy

Copyright © 2016 Joseph Thomas III et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objectives. This study evaluated consistency between self-reported values for clinical measures and recorded clinical measures. Methods. Self-reported values were collected for the clinical measures: systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, glucose level, height, weight, and cholesterol from health risk assessments completed by enrollees in a privately insured cohort. Body mass index (BMI) was computed from reported height and weight. Practitioner recorded values for the clinical measures were obtained from health screenings. We used bivariate Pearson correlation analysis and descriptive statistics to evaluate consistency between self-reported data and recorded clinic measurements. Results. There was high correlation between self-reported clinical values and recorded clinical measures for diastolic blood pressure (, ), systolic blood pressure (, ), cholesterol (, ), body mass index (, ), glucose (, ), weight (, ), and height (, ). Conclusions. Self-reported clinical values for each of the eight clinical measures examined had good consistency with practitioner recorded data.