Agreement between maternal report and medical records during pregnancy: medications for rheumatoid arthritis and asthma Journal Article uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the comparability of medication exposure information during pregnancy from maternal report and medical records, including for rheumatoid arthritis and asthma-related medications. METHODS: This study included pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 216) and asthma (n = 172) enrolled in the MothertoBaby Pregnancy Studies (2009-2014). Women reported types and dates of medications used through semi-structured telephone interviews up to three times during pregnancy and once after delivery, and medical records were obtained. We calculated Cohen's kappa coefficients and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) and per cent agreement for agreement between report and records. RESULTS: For rheumatoid arthritis, prednisone was reported most frequently (53%). During pregnancy, kappa coefficients for rheumatoid arthritis medications ranged from 0.32 (95% CI 0.15, 0.50) for ibuprofen, with 84.3% agreement, to 0.90 (95% CI 0.84, 0.96) for etanercept with 95.4% agreement, and was 0.44 (95% CI 0.33, 0.55) for prednisone, with 71.3% agreement. For asthma, albuterol was reported most frequently (77.9%). During pregnancy, kappa coefficients for asthma medications ranged from 0.21 (95% CI 0.08, 0.35), with 64.5% agreement for albuterol to 0.84 (95% CI 0.71, 0.96) for budesonide/formoterol, with 96.5% agreement. Where kappas for any use during pregnancy were less than excellent (i.e.

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  • 2018