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Diagnostic test accuracy reviews 3: Assessment of methodological quality.

Topic category Diagnostic test accuracy review methods
Date and Location
Fecha: 
Viernes 21 Octubre 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Mariska Leeflang (Contact this person)
Facilitators
NombreApellidoAffiliation and Country
Nombre: 
Penny
Apellido: 
Whiting
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Bristol
Nombre: 
Anne
Apellido: 
Rutjes
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Bern
Nombre: 
Hans
Apellido: 
Reitsma
Affiliation and Country: 
Utrecht University
Nombre: 
Mariska
Apellido: 
Leeflang
Affiliation and Country: 
University of Amsterdam
Nombre: 
Marie
Apellido: 
Westwood
Affiliation and Country: 
Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd.
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors interested in conducting diagnostic systematic reviews.
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Basic
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Training
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objective: The Cochrane Diagnostic Reviews Methodology Working Group has developed a series of workshops addressing guidelines as formulated in the Handbook for Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. This workshop concerns quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies.

Description: The workshop will include an introduction to the five dimensions of quality assessment:
a) concepts of quality
b) empirical evidence of bias
c) how to assess quality
d) how to incorporate quality into systematic reviews
e) limitations of measuring and incorporating quality.
Statistical methods to deal with design related sources of bias and variation are discussed in a separate workshop. The workshop will include interactive exercises involving the assessment and discussion of some design characteristics by reviewing published articles.

The Cochrane Diagnostic Reviews Methodology Working Group has developed a series of workshops addressing guidelines as formulated in the Handbook for Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews. This workshop is designed to explain and discuss the concepts and methods covered in the statistics chapter of the handbook. The use of RevMan 5 to display results will also be illustrated.