APPENDIX 6

Diagnostic Accuracy Quality Ratings

Study (Year)Representative SpectrumRandom or Consecutive SampleScreening Test Adequately DescribedScreening Cutoffs PredefinedCredible Reference StandardReference Standard Applied to All Screened PatientsSame Reference Standard Applied to All PatientsReference Standard and Screening Examination Interpreted IndependentlyHigh Rate of Uninterpretable Results or Noncompliance With Screening TestAnalysis Includes Patients With Uninterpretable Results or NoncomplianceQuality Rating
Arthur et al27 (2009)YesCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNAFair
Barry and Konig28 (2001)YesYesYesYesCannot tellNoNoCannot tellCannot tellCannot tellFair
Barry and Konig29 (2003)YesYesYesYesCannot tellNoNoYesYesNoFair
Berry et al30 (2001)NoCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellCannot tellFair
Bertuzzi et al31 (2006)YesCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellNoNoFair
Chang et al32 (2007)YesCannot tellNoYesYesYesYesCannot tellNoCannot tellFair
Chui et al33 (2004)YesCannot tellYesYesYesNoYesYesCannot tellYesFair
Cogen and Ottemiller34 (1992)YesCannot tellYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoFair
Cooper et al35 (1999)NoCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoPoor
Dahlmann-Noor et al36 (2009)NoCannot tellYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoFair
Dahlmann-Noor et al37 (2009)YesCannot tellYesYesCannot tellYesNoCannot tellNoNAFair
Ehrt et al38 (2007)NoCannot tellYesYesCannot tellCannot tellNoCannot tellYesYesPoor
Guo et al39 (2000)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Hope and Maslin40 (1990)YesCannot tellYesYesYesYesNoCannot tellNoNoFair
Kemper et al41 (2005)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellCannot tellCannot tellFair
Kennedy and Sheps42 (1989)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNAFair
Kennedy et al43 (1995)YesYesYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellNoNAFair
Kennedy and Thomas44 (2000)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoFair
Matta et al45 (2008)NoCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellCannot tellCannot tellFair
Miller et al46 (1999)No (high-prevalence population)Cannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Miller et al47 (2001)No (high-prevalence population)Cannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Molteno et al48 (1993)NoCannot tellYesYesNoYesNoCannot tellCannot tellCannot tellPoor
Morgan and Johnson49 (1987)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoFair
Newman and East50 (1999)YesYesYesYesCannot tellNoYesCannot tellCannot tellCannot tellPoor
Ottar et al51 (1995)YesCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesCannot tellNoYesFair
Rogers et al52 (2008)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesFair
Shallo-Hoffmann et al53 (2004)YesCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesFair
Tong et al56 (2000)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesFair
VIP Study Group55 (2004)NoCannot tellYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoFair
Weinand et al57 (1998)NoCannot tellYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoFair
Williams et al58 (2000)YesCannot tellYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoFair
  • NA indicates not applicable.