Searching for studies for Cochrane DTA Reviews

Description

This is a recorded video slidecast presentation by Rene Spijker from Cochrane Netherlands,  delivered at a two-day workshop hosted by Cochrane Netherlands.

This presentation is about searching for diagnostic test accuracy studies to be included in a Cochrane DTA Review. It describes the aim of searching, sources of studies, and how to develop a search strategy. The use of methodology search filters are discussed. Finally, ways of documenting your search and managing the references are presented.

Please note you will need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed in order to play the presentations. 

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Understand the key steps and challenges in searching for diagnostic test accuracy studies
  • Assist Trial Search Co-ordinators in developing and running a search strategy for a DTA review

Searching for studies for Cochrane DTA Reviews

Author information: 
Spijker, Rene; Eisinga, Anne
Acknowledgements: 

Thanks to Cochrane Netherlands.