self-re·​port ˌself-ri-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce self-report (audio)
: a report about one's behavior provided especially by one who is a subject of research
self-reported adjective

Examples of self-report in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's a companion app to self-report your results. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 However, the claims of lower anxiety were self-reported by the studies participants, which leads to subjective evidence, explains Dr. Boduch. Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 3 Sep. 2023 For instance, researchers could not record the type or doses of medication patients took between yearly check-ins, and patients may have provided less accurate self-reports. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 21 Aug. 2023 Interestingly, the researchers did not find differences in the boys' self-reports of distress. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 15 Aug. 2023 According to the Torchlight Initiative, at least 268 troops who served at nuclear missile sites, or their surviving family members, have self-reported being diagnosed with cancer, blood diseases or other illnesses over the past several decades. CBS News, 8 Aug. 2023 Their parents had participated in The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study and reported their children’s weekday TV time (or the children self-reported) at ages 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 32 years old. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 2 Aug. 2023 Food allergies were less common than previous research has found, affecting about 4% of the kids in the study, about half the amount seen in studies where people self-report their allergies. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 25 July 2023 While the study helped understand the correlation between hearing loss and fatigue, Jiang noted two limitations: the results were based solely on responses to one question, and the responses were self-reported. Maggie O'Neill, Health, 18 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-report was in 1654

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“Self-report.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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