Meta-analysis with the statistical software Stata (2019/2020)

Course code
cod wi: DT000183
Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Verlato
Coordinator
Giuseppe Verlato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2.25
Academic sector
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 19/20 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2019 al Sep 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to enable students:
to understand meta-analyses published in the current literature
to perform simple meta-analyses using the software Stata

Syllabus

Systematic review and meta-analysis. Meta-analysis at the apex of the pyramid of evidence.
Assessment of the quality of observational studies by the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS score) and randomized controlled trials by the Jadad score.
Evaluation of heterogeneity between studies by the heterogeneity test and the I-squared statistic. Fixed and random effect meta-analysis.
Forest plot to summarize meta-analysis results.
Funnel plot to highlight small series effect or publication bias.
Meta-analysis of ROC curves to evaluate diagnostic tools.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Borenstein M, Hedges LV, Higgins JPT, Rothstein HR. Introduction to Meta-analysis. Wiley 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

Till the end of August, the exam will be in telematic mode by the platform Zoom.

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