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Diagnostic test accuracy of remote, multidomain cognitive assessment (telephone and video call) for dementia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ríona McArdle



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Copyright © 2020 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (diagnostic). The objectives are as follows:. Our main objective is to assess the test accuracy of any multidomain cognitive test delivered remotely for the diagnosis of any form of dementia. Our review will not be limited to a particular healthcare setting or a particular threshold score of index test. Secondary objectives To describe the degree of agreement between a remotely delivered cognitive test and the same or a closely related test delivered in-person when neither is assessed against a clinical dementia reference standard. To identify the quality and quantity of the research evidence describing test accuracy of remote testing. To identify sources of heterogeneity in the test accuracy described. To identify gaps in the evidence where further research is required. Investigation of sources of heterogeneity Heterogeneity is often seen in clinical test accuracy reviews (Deeks 2001). Important potential sources of heterogeneity will include the case-mix of the population being assessed; clinical setting; person performing the assessment; platform used to administer the test (e.g. standard telephone versus video call); threshold scores used to define test positivity; and the quality of the included papers. We will collect data on all of these factors, and if data allow will explore their effect using subgroup and sensitivity analyses as appropriate.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Quinn TJ, Elliott E, Hietamies TM, Martinez G, Tieges Z, Mc Ardle R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Year: 2020

Volume: 2020

Issue: 9

Online publication date: 10/09/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 10/12/2020

ISSN (electronic): 1465-1858

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd


DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013724


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