Analysis with RevMan for Cochrane DTA Reviews

Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews: a pathway


This lesson is part of an introductory series developed by Cochrane Screening & Diagnostic Test Methods Group to support authors in the production of DTA reviews. This is Lesson 7.2 of Module 7: Analysing and presenting results. A full list of currently available or planned lessons is available here.

This lesson is about using RevMan to create different types of analyses for a Cochrane DTA Review. Specifically, it demonstrates how to create an analysis of a single index test and how to compare two or more index tests. Investigation of heterogeneity for those analyses is described. It is worth noting that methods for undertaking the analyses are beyond the scope of this lesson. Other lessons in this module address the theory and practical application of the methods recommended for test accuracy meta-analysis.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Use RevMan to create different types of analyses for Cochrane DTA Reviews

7.2 Analysis with RevMan for Cochrane DTA Reviews

Author information: 
Takwoingi, Yemisi; Leeflang, Mariska; Davenport, Clare; Deeks, Jon

Cite as: Takwoingi Y, Leeflang MM, Davenport CF, Deeks JJ. Analysis with RevMan for Cochrane DTA reviews. Lesson 7.2: Cochrane Collaboration DTA Online Learning Materials. The Cochrane Collaboration, September 2014. Videocast (49 slides, 16 minutes, sound, colour). Available at <>.

Session compiled and narrated by Yemisi Takwoingi with technical support from Anne Walker and Paul Good, University of Birmingham. With grateful acknowledgement of the many members of the Cochrane DTA Reviews Working Group upon which the materials, in part, are based. Funded by the UK NIHR and the Cochrane Collaboration, with support from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam.