An international prospective cohort study of mobile phone users and health (COSMOS): Factors affecting validity of self-reported mobile phone use

TitleAn international prospective cohort study of mobile phone users and health (COSMOS): Factors affecting validity of self-reported mobile phone use
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsToledano M.B, Auvinen A., Tettamanti G., Cao Y., Feychting M., Ahlbom A., Fremling K., Heinavaara S., Kojo K., Knowles G., Smith R.B, Schuz J., Johansen C., Poulsen A.H, Deltour I., Vermeulen R., Kromhout H., Elliott P., Hillert L.
JournalInt J Hyg Environ Health
Volume221
Pagination1-8
Date PublishedJan
ISBN Number1438-4639
Accession Number29056311
KeywordsCellular Phone, Electromagnetic Fields, Radiofrequency, Telecommunications, Validation
Abstract

This study investigates validity of self-reported mobile phone use in a subset of 75 993 adults from the COSMOS cohort study. Agreement between self-reported and operator-derived mobile call frequency and duration for a 3-month period was assessed using Cohen's weighted Kappa (kappa). Sensitivity and specificity of both self-reported high (>/=10 calls/day or >/=4h/week) and low (

Short TitleInt. J. Hyg. Environ. HealthInt. J. Hyg. Environ. Health
Alternate JournalInternational journal of hygiene and environmental health