Eligibility designs

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. A full list of currently available or planned lessons is available here.

This lesson explains where eligibility criteria should be addressed in a protocol or review. It also provides an overview of the different diagnostic accuracy designs, followed by some examples of primary studies and protocol texts.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • make decisions with regards to your eligibility criteria and apply those
  • select appropriate study design

Eligibility designs

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

Cite as: Leeflang MM, Davenport CF, Takwoingi Y, Deeks JJ. Eligibility designs. Lesson 2.2: Cochrane Collaboration DTA Online Learning Materials. The Cochrane Collaboration, September 2014. Videocast (39 slides, 26 min, sound, colour). Available at training.cochrane.org.

Session compiled and narrated by Mariska Leeflang 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 University of Amsterdam.