Table 36Study quality assessment, KQ5, ovarian cancer

StudyProspective designPrespecified hypotheses about relation of marker to outcomeLarge, well-define d, representative study populationMarker assay methods well-describedBlinded assessment of marker in relation to outcomeHomogeneous treatment(s), either randomized or rule-based selectionLow rate of missing data (≤ 15%)Sufficiently long followupWell-described, well-conducted multivariate analysis of outcome: 1) clear candidate variable selection, 2) clear, appropriate model-building guidelines, 3) assumptions tested, 4) standard prognostic variables included, 5) continuous variables well handled, 6) validation
Malamou-Mitsi et al., 2007YNNY?YY?YN?Y?N
Di Leo et al., 1995YYNNYYY??????N
Camilleri-Broet et al., 2004YNNY?YNmedian 68 months?????N
Bookman et al., 2003YNNYYYY8 weeksNA
Bowman et al., 2002YNNN?YN?NA
Campos et al., 2001NNNY?YY≥ 30 daysNA
Hengstler et al., 1999NNNY?YY?NA

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