Diagnostic Studies

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review of a specific diagnostic test or comparison of diagnostic tests.

Title

Keywords

Word count

Word count <2000 words

Author/s

name, position, institution of all authors + address for correspondence

Ethical approval

Abstract

a concise and factual abstract is required (maximum length 250 words)

Background or context

Objectives

the clinical question and diagnostic test being studied

Methods

outline study design

Study selection or eligibility criteria

participants and interventions

Method

describe the methodology used in the study

Measures / variables

list the measures used in the study, the method of measurement and measurement error

Study appraisal and synthesis methods

describe the statistical package and analysis methods used

Results

Key findings

Limitations / Discussion

Limitations of the study

Conclusion

and implications of key findings

Funding and Declarations

funding for the systematic review and any potential conflicts of interest

Registration number

if appropriate

Author Biography

include a short biography for each author and a link to their profile in Physiopedia

Acknowledgements

References

References will automatically be added here, see adding references tutorial.