Table 4

Type of analytical approach recommended to be used in reviews by Cochrane Review Groups. Values are numbers (percentages)

Type of analytical approach*

All (n = 28)

Components (n = 20)

Scales (n = 8)


Sensitivity analysis

24 (86)

17 (85)

7 (88)

Threshold

7 (25)

4 (20)

3 (38)

Subgroup analysis

7 (25)

4 (20)

3 (38)

Cumulative analysis

3 (11)

1 (5)

2 (25)

Weights

2 (7)

1 (5)

1 (13)

Meta-regression

1 (4)

0 (0)

1 (13)


* More than one answer possible

Lundh and G√łtzsche BMC Medical Research Methodology 2008 8:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-8-22

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