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The quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies published in ophthalmic journals

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  • Aim: To Evaluate The Quality Of Reporting Of All Diagnostic Studies Published In Five Major Ophthalm
  • Methods: Manual Searching Was Used To Identify Diagnostic Studies Published In 2002 In Five Leading
  • The American Journal Of Ophthalmology (Ajo)
  • Archives Of Ophthalmology (Archives)
  • British Journal Of Ophthalmology (Bjo)
  • Investigative Ophthalmology And Visual Science (Iovs)
  • And Ophthalmology
  • The Stard Checklist Of 25 Items And Flow Chart Was Used To Evaluate The Quality Of Each Publication
  • Results: A Total Of 16 Publications Were Included (Ajo = 5
  • Archives = 1
  • Bjo = 2
  • Iovs = 2
  • And Ophthalmology = 6)
  • More Than Half Of The Studies (N = 9) Were Related To Glaucoma Diagnosis
  • Other Specialties Included Retina (N = 4) Cornea (N = 2)
  • And Neuro-Ophthalmology (N = 1)
  • The Most Common Description Of Diagnostic Accuracy Was Sensitivity And Specificity Values
  • Published In 13Articles
  • The Number Of Fully Reported Items In Evaluated Studies Ranged From Eight To 19
  • Seven Studies Reported More Than 50% Of The Stard Items
  • Conclusions: The Current Standards Of Reporting Of Diagnostic Accuracy Tests Are Highly Variable
  • The Stard Initiative May Be A Useful Tool For Appraising The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Diagnostic
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