Preferred reporting items for journal and conference abstracts of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies (PRISMA-DTA for Abstracts): checklist, explanation, and elaboration

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Authors

  • Jérémie F. Cohen
  • Lotty Hooft
  • Jean-Paul Salameh
  • Daniël A. Korevaar
  • Constantine A. Gatsonis
  • Sally Hopewell
  • Harriet A Hunt
  • Mariska M G Leeflang
  • Petra Macaskill
  • Trevor A McGrath
  • D Moher
  • Johannes B. Reitsma
  • Anne W S Rutjes
  • Marcello Tonelli
  • Penny Whiting
  • Brett D Thombs
  • Patrick M. Bossuyt
  • Matthew DF McInnes

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Paris Descartes University
  • Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam
  • University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Brown University
  • University of Oxford
  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. m.m.leeflang@amc.uva.nl.
  • Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Abstract

For many users of the biomedical literature, abstracts may be the only source of information about a study. Hence, abstracts should allow readers to evaluate study objectives, key design features, and main results. Several evaluations have revealed deficiencies in the reporting of journal and conference abstracts across study designs and research fields, including systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies. Incomplete reporting compromises the value of research to key stakeholders. The authors developed a 12-item checklist of preferred reporting items for journal and conference abstracts of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies (PRISMA-DTA for Abstracts). This article presents the checklist, examples of complete reporting, and explanations for each item of PRISMA-DTA for Abstracts. KEY MESSAGES  The PRISMA-DTA statement has become an internationally accepted reporting guideline for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies  PRISMA-DTA for Abstracts is intended to improve the completeness and informativeness of journal and conference abstracts of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies  PRISMA-DTA for Abstracts includes 12 essential items to report in journal and conference abstracts  Here we provide the checklist, examples of complete reporting and explanations for each item of the checklist, and abstracts of two reviews that authors can use as examples for their abstracts ABBREVIATIONS DTA, Diagnostic test accuracy E&E, Explanation and Elaboration PRISMA, Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses PRISMA-DTA, Preferred Reporting Items for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies QUADAS, Quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies

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Not yet published as of 18/02/2021.

Details

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Jan 2021