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[DTA Stream] Grading the quality of evidence and preparing summary of findings tables for diagnostic tests

Date and Location




Monday 23 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00
Methods Group and core training

Methods Group

Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group
Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Holger Schunemann
Reem Mustafa


Holger Schunemann
Target audience

Target audience

Reviewers and others interested in diagnostic questions

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Level of knowledge required

Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Abstract text


Objective: To learn how to assess the quality of evidence and preparing a summary of findings table for diagnostic tests and to collect feedback from participants Summary: Cochrane review authors and many other organizations use the GRADE approach to grade the quality of evidence for interventions studies in Cochrane summary of findings (SoF) tables – a presentation of the most important information and findings of reviews in a table format. The GRADE working group has also suggested an approach to grading the quality of evidence and developing SoF Tables for questions of diagnostic accuracy. Suggested formats for SoF Tables for diagnostic test accuracy studies have been developed with support from the Cochrane Methods Innovation Fund. This workshop will introduce the approach and collect feedback through hands on work on examples.