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Comparison between the application of probabilistic linkage methods: Openrelink and R

Grant number: 14/07821-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal Investigator:Maria Do Rosario Dias de Oliveira Latorre
Grantee:Larissa Correa de Abreu Loriato
Host Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The relationship of databases is frequently used in studies and the management of databases. Using this method demonstrated an improvement in the quality of such data. However, there are several techniques of a relationship without a clear consensus on what would be the best choice . Objective: To compare the use of probabilistic record linkage Fellegi - Sunter with the stochastic probabilistic method, analyzing the time of each procedure, the percentage of true pairs found in each process, and agreement by kappa statistics. Furthermore, this study also aims to compare the ease of use between the two procedures.Methods: the information contained in the database PROAIM (Program for Improvement of Information on Mortality in São Paulo ) and the database PBCR - SP ( Registration of Population-based Cancer of São will be used for this study Paulo ) related to ovarian cancer. For the linkage procedure, computer programs will be used Openreclink and R. (AU)

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