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Assessments of attrition bias in Cochrane systematic reviews are highly inconsistent and thus hindering trial comparability


Babic, Andrija; Tokalic, Ruzica; Amílcar Silva Cunha, João; Novak, Ivana; Suto, Jelena; Vidak, Marin; Miosic, Ivana; Vuka, Ivana; Poklepovic Pericic, Tina; Puljak, Livia
Assessments of attrition bias in Cochrane systematic reviews are highly inconsistent and thus hindering trial comparability // BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19 (2019), 1; 1, 10 doi:10.1186/s12874-019-0717-9 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Assessments of attrition bias in Cochrane systematic reviews are highly inconsistent and thus hindering trial comparability

Autori
Babic, Andrija ; Tokalic, Ruzica ; Amílcar Silva Cunha, João ; Novak, Ivana ; Suto, Jelena ; Vidak, Marin ; Miosic, Ivana ; Vuka, Ivana ; Poklepovic Pericic, Tina ; Puljak, Livia

Izvornik
BMC Medical Research Methodology (1471-2288) 19 (2019), 1; 1, 10

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
attrition bias, Cochrane

Sažetak
BACKGROUND: An important part of the systematic review methodology is appraisal of the risk of bias in included studies. Cochrane systematic reviews are considered golden standard regarding systematic review methodology, but Cochrane's instructions for assessing risk of attrition bias are vague, which may lead to inconsistencies in authors' assessments. The aim of this study was to analyze consistency of judgments and support for judgments of attrition bias in Cochrane reviews of interventions published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). METHODS: We analyzed Cochrane reviews published from July 2015 to June 2016 in the CDSR. We extracted data on number of included trials, judgment of attrition risk of bias for each included trial (low, unclear or high) and accompanying support for the judgment (supporting explanation). We also assessed how many Cochrane reviews had different judgments for the same supporting explanations. RESULTS: In the main analysis we included 10, 292 judgments and supporting explanations for attrition bias from 729 Cochrane reviews. We categorized supporting explanations for those judgments into four categories and we found that most of the supporting explanations were unclear. Numerical indicators for percent of attrition, as well as statistics related to attrition were judged very differently. One third of Cochrane review authors had more than one category of supporting explanation ; some had up to four different categories. Inconsistencies were found even with the number of judgments, names of risk of bias domains and different judgments for the same supporting explanations in the same Cochrane review. CONCLUSION: We found very high inconsistency in methods of appraising risk of attrition bias in recent Cochrane reviews. Systematic review authors need clear guidance about different categories they should assess and judgments for those explanations. Clear instructions about appraising risk of attrition bias will improve reliability of the Cochrane's risk of bias tool, help authors in making decisions about risk of bias and help in making reliable decisions in healthcare.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove:
Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Zagreb

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Babic, Andrija; Tokalic, Ruzica; Amílcar Silva Cunha, João; Novak, Ivana; Suto, Jelena; Vidak, Marin; Miosic, Ivana; Vuka, Ivana; Poklepovic Pericic, Tina; Puljak, Livia
Assessments of attrition bias in Cochrane systematic reviews are highly inconsistent and thus hindering trial comparability // BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19 (2019), 1; 1, 10 doi:10.1186/s12874-019-0717-9 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Babic, A., Tokalic, R., Amílcar Silva Cunha, J., Novak, I., Suto, J., Vidak, M., Miosic, I., Vuka, I., Poklepovic Pericic, T. & Puljak, L. (2019) Assessments of attrition bias in Cochrane systematic reviews are highly inconsistent and thus hindering trial comparability. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19 (1), 1, 10 doi:10.1186/s12874-019-0717-9.
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