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Table 6 Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studiesa

From: Recommendations for the screening of paediatric latent tuberculosis infection in indigenous communities: a systematic review of screening strategies among high-risk groups in low-incidence countries

First Author Year Sample representative of general population who will receive the test Sample selection criteria clearly described Execution of the index test described in sufficient detail to permit replication Same clinical data available when test results were interpreted as would be availablewhen the test is used in practice Uninterpretable/intermediate test results reported Withdrawals from the study explained Total (out of 6)b
Bergamini 2009 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Connell 2006 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Grare 2010 1 1 1 1 1 x 5
Grinsdale 2016 1 1 1 1 1 x 5
Howley 2015 1 1 x 1 1 x 4
Kwong 2016 1 1 x 1 1 1 5
Losi 2011 x x 1 1 1 x 3
Lucas 2010 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Mekaini 2014 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Rose 2014 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Sali 2015 1 1 1 1 1 x 5
Ried 2007 1 1 x x x 1 3
Alvarez 2014 (b) 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Salinas 2011 1 1 1 1 x x 4
Salinas 2015 1 1 1 1 x x 4
  1. 1 = criterion met x = criterion not met or not reported
  2. aBased on items from the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies checklist. [17]
  3. bCriteria from the original checklist pertaining to comparison of the index test to a gold standard were not included, given the absence of a gold standard for LTBI diagnosis