Frequently Asked Questions
|1.||Can I use the STARD checklist for the methodological quality assessment of a diagnostic accuracy study?|
|- No, the
STARD statement is not a quality assessment tool. If you want to
evaluate the methodological quality, please use another quality list,
such as QUADAS (Whiting P, Rutjes AW,
Reitsma JB, Bossuyt PM, Kleijnen J. The development of QUADAS: a tool
for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in
systematic reviews. BMC Med Res Methodol 2003 Nov 10;3-25).
|2.||What is a diagnostic accuracy study?|
diagnostic accuracy study is a study that evaluated the ability of a
test to differentiate between patients who have the target condition and
those who do not have the target condition.