Quality Assessment Form: Diagnosis of EIB/EIA review, QUADAS

1The spectrum of patients was representative of the patients who would receive the test in practice.YESNOUNCLEAR
2Were selection criteria clearly defined?YESNOUNCLEAR
3Is the reference standard likely to classify the condition correctly? (Reference standard was specified as part of inclusion criteria)YESNOUNCLEAR
4Is the time period between reference standard and index test appropriate to be reasonably sure that the target condition did not change between the two tests?YESNOUNCLEAR
5Did the whole sample or a random selection of the sample, receive verification using a reference standard (partial verification bias)?YESNOUNCLEAR
6Did patients receive the same reference standard regardless of the index test results (differential verification bias)?YESNOUNCLEAR
7Was the execution of the index test described in sufficient detail to permit replication of the test?YESNOUNCLEAR
8Was the execution of the reference test described in sufficient detail to permit replication of the test?YESNOUNCLEAR
9Were the index test results interpreted without knowledge of the results of the reference standard?YESNOUNCLEAR
10Were the reference standard results interpreted without knowledge of the results of the index test?YESNOUNCLEAR
11Were the same clinical data available when index test results were interpreted as would be available when the test is used in practice? (Only applicable to self-reported history and self-reported symptoms diary)YESNOUNCLEAR
12Were uninterpretable/intermediate test results reported?YESNOUNCLEAR
13Were withdrawals from the study explained?YESNOUNCLEAR

From: Appendix C, Forms

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