Diagnostic Test Accuracy

The following chapters of the Cochrane Handbook for DTA Reviews are recommended reading;

Guide to the Contents of a Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Deeks JJ, Wisniewski S, Davenport C. Chapter 4: Guide to the contents of a Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol. In: Deeks JJ, Bossuyt PM, Gatsonis C (editors), Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Version 1.0.0. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2013. Available from: http://srdta.cochrane.org/.

Assessing Methodological Quality

Reitsma JB, Rutjes AWS, Whiting P, Vlassov VV, Leeflang MMG, Deeks JJ,. Chapter 9: Assessing methodological quality. In: Deeks JJ, Bossuyt PM, Gatsonis C (editors), Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Version 1.0.0. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2009. Available from: http://srdta.cochrane.org/.

Interpreting Results and Drawing Conclusions

Bossuyt P, Davenport C, Deeks J, Hyde C, Leeflang M, Scholten R. Chapter 11:Interpreting results and drawing conclusions. In: Deeks JJ, Bossuyt PM, Gatsonis C (editors), Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Version 0.9. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2013. Available from: http://srdta.cochrane.org/.

 

DTA Dementia 

Guidance

Guidance on Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews where the outcome of interest is Dementia;

DTA protocol (Dementia) - generic template (develped by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group)

Davis DHJ, Creavin ST, Noel-Storr A, Quinn TJ, Smailagic N, Hyde C, Brayne C, McShane R, Cullum S. Neuropsychological tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease dementia and other dementias: a generic protocol for cross-sectional and delayed-verification studies (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010460. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010460.

 

Reporting Standards

STARdem Reporting standards for studies of diagnostic test accuracy in dementia 

Anna H. Noel-Storr, Jenny M. McCleery, Edo Richard, Craig W. Ritchie, Leon Flicker, Sarah J. Cullum, Daniel Davis, Terence J. Quinn, Chris Hyde, Anne W.S. Rutjes, Nadja Smailagic, Sue Marcus, Sandra Black, Kaj Blennow, Carol Brayne, Mario Fiorivanti, Julene K. Johnson, Sascha Köpke, Lon S. Schneider, Andrew Simmons, Niklas Mattsson, Henrik Zetterberg, Patrick M.M. Bossuyt, Gordon Wilcock, and Rupert McShane. Reporting standards for studies of diagnostic test accuracy in dementia: The STARDdem Initiative
Neurology 2014 83: 364-373.

 

Protocols

DTA protocol (Dementia) - generic template (develped by the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group)

Davis DHJ, Creavin ST, Noel-Storr A, Quinn TJ, Smailagic N, Hyde C, Brayne C, McShane R, Cullum S. Neuropsychological tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease dementia and other dementias: a generic protocol for cross-sectional and delayed-verification studies (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD010460. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010460.