Pictorially assisted recall of past hormone use in case-control studies

Shirley A.A. Beresford, Ann L. Coker

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A small telephone interview study to evaluate the use of a pictorial memory aid in the recall of past hormone use was conducted In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1986. The analysis presented here was restricted to postmenopausal women aged 45-74 years who had an intact uterus and who had taken hormone replacement therapy for six months or more. Spontaneous recall was compared with recall in which explicit mention of the use of the display was made. The display more than doubled the number of women who recalled both the name and the dose of their therapy. Studies which use memory aids should include questions to further document the usefulness of such aids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1989

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Supported in part by American Cancer Society grant no. IN-15-28 and in part by Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute no. 5P30CA16086-12.


  • Estrogens
  • Evaluation studies
  • Medical illustration
  • Memory
  • Progestational hormones
  • Questionnaires
  • Telephone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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