< Back
EMWA Logo EMWA Logo

Interpreting and Reporting Diagnostic Test Characteristics

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTA5
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is for experienced medical writers who want to learn how to interpret and to report the performance characteristics of diagnostic tests.
Objective:
Participants completing the workshop will be able to identify, interpret, compute, and appropriately use the most common diagnostic test characteristics used in biomedical research.
Content:
Topics will include sensitivity and specificity, predictive values, likelihood ratios, and Bayesian statistical reasoning, as well as issues related to definitions of normal, equivocal test results, and implementing a new test into clinical practice. The workshop is based on Chapter 10, “Reporting Diagnostic Tests”, of “How to Report Statistics in Medicine: Annotated Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Reviewers”, Second Edition, by Thomas A. Lang and Michelle Secic (American College of Physicians, 2006).