Referral Bias in Defining the Phenotype and Prevalence of Obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Ezeh U., Yildiz B. O. , Azziz R.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.98, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 98 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1210/jc.2013-1295
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM

Özet

Background: The described phenotype of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been primarily based on findings in a referred (self or otherwise) population. It is possible that the phenotype of PCOS would be different if the disorder were to be detected and studied in its natural (unbiased) state.