Study Eligibility Criteria QuizPresentation Transcript
Study Eligibility Criteria Interactive Quiz Prepared for: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Training Modules for Systematic Reviews Methods Guide www.ahrq.gov
When selecting study eligibility study criteria, it is important to keep the PICOTS components in mind. What does PICOTS stand for?
Personal, Interest, Comparison, Observation, Time, and Situation
Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome, Timing, and Setting
Public, Individual, Community, Organization, Time, and Society
None of the above
N > 30 could be an example of study eligibility criteria.
Study Eligibility Criteria
Study eligibility criteria should be determined after the abstract review process is underway.
When To Determine Study Eligibility Criteria
Using well-constructed study eligibility criteria can help avoid which of the following?
Too much literature to feasibly review or disparate literature that cannot be compared
Too little literature
Inability to answer the intended question
Bias introduced through inclusion of inappropriate study designs or populations
All of the above
Well-Constructed Study Eligibility Criteria
To reduce bias in a comparative effectiveness review, choose the study eligibility criteria before performing the literature review.
Assess study goals.
Appraise analytic framework and key questions.
Tie the criteria to PICOTS (population, intervention, comparator, outcome, timing, and setting).
Study eligibility criteria can broaden or narrow the scope of the review.
When properly applied, study eligibility criteria will enhance applicability of the review.
This quiz was prepared by Melissa L. McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H., a member of the Vanderbilt University Evidence-based Practice Center.
The information in this module is currently not included in Version 1.0 of the Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews (available at: http://www.effectivehealthcare. ahrq.gov/ehc/products/60/294/2009_0805_principles1.pdf ).