Introduction to Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy reviews (in Spanish)

Workshop category: 

  • Diagnostic test accuracy review methods
Date and Location


Tuesday 22 October 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Arevalo-Rodriguez I1, Roqué i Figuls M2, Zamora J3, Plana MN4, Rogozińska E5
1 Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal-IRYCIS, Spain
2 Cochrane Iberoamerica, Spain
3 Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS), CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain
4 , Spain
5 MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, UK


Takwoingi Y1
1 Institute of Applied Health Research, UK
Target audience

Target audience: 

Researchers who have knowledge of methods for conducting Cochrane reviews of interventions and have an interest in Cochrane DTA reviews

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Background: systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) studies are more complex than those of intervention studies. The Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group (SDTMG), along with the Cochrane DTA Editorial team, provide expert guidance to review authors in order to ensure the quality of the planning, conduct, and reporting of DTA protocols and reviews published in the Cochrane Library. To aid review authors, several resources and tools have been developed and are freely available on the SDTMG website.

Objectives: to introduce and explain in Spanish current guidelines and existing resources for developing Cochrane DTA Reviews.

Description: the workshop will provide an overview of issues involved in the development of Cochrane DTA Reviews, with an emphasis on the Cochrane editorial process. Participants will gain an understanding of: 1) similarities and differences between Cochrane DTA and intervention reviews; 2) requirements for review author teams; 3) content of a Cochrane DTA Protocol/Review; d) methods for developing a DTA Peview; e) available training and online resources; and f) reporting guidelines (e.g. PRISMA-DTA and plain language summary (PLS)-DTA). Facilitators of this workshop are Cochrane DTA editors or methodologists with fluency in the Spanish language.