Consensus based reporting standards for diagnostic test accuracy studies for paratuberculosis in ruminants.

I.A. Gardner, S.S. Nielsen, R.J. Whittington, M.T. Collins, D. Bakker, B. Harris, S. Sreevatsan, J.E. Lombard, R. Sweeney, D.R. Smith, J. Gavalchin, S. Eda

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Abstract

The Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) statement (www.stard-statement.org) was developed to encourage complete and transparent reporting of key elements of test accuracy studies in human medicine. The statement was motivated by widespread evidence of bias in test accuracy studies and the finding that incomplete or absent reporting of items in the STARD checklist was associated with overly optimistic estimates of test performance characteristics. Although STARD principles apply broadly, specific guidelines do not exist to account for unique considerations in livestock studies such as herd tests, potential use of experimental challenge studies, a more diverse group of testing purposes and sampling designs, and the widespread lack of an ante-mortem reference standard with high sensitivity and specificity. The objective of the present study was to develop a modified version of STARD relevant to paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) in ruminants. Examples and elaborations for each of the 25 items were developed by a panel of experts using a consensus-based approach to explain the items and underlying concepts. The new guidelines, termed STRADAS-paraTB (Standards for Reporting of Animal Diagnostic Accuracy Studies for paratuberculosis), should facilitate improved quality of reporting of the design, conduct and results of paratuberculosis test accuracy studies which were identified as "poor" in a review published in 2008 in Veterinary Microbiology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-34
JournalPreventive Veterinary Medicine
Volume101
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • avium subsp-paratuberculosis
  • linked-immunosorbent-assay
  • pooled fecal culture
  • real-time pcr
  • mycobacterium-avium
  • johnes-disease
  • dairy-cattle
  • ovine paratuberculosis
  • bovine-paratuberculosis
  • serological tests

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Gardner, I. A., Nielsen, S. S., Whittington, R. J., Collins, M. T., Bakker, D., Harris, B., ... Eda, S. (2011). Consensus based reporting standards for diagnostic test accuracy studies for paratuberculosis in ruminants. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 101(1-2), 18-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.04.002
Gardner, I.A. ; Nielsen, S.S. ; Whittington, R.J. ; Collins, M.T. ; Bakker, D. ; Harris, B. ; Sreevatsan, S. ; Lombard, J.E. ; Sweeney, R. ; Smith, D.R. ; Gavalchin, J. ; Eda, S. / Consensus based reporting standards for diagnostic test accuracy studies for paratuberculosis in ruminants. In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 101, No. 1-2. pp. 18-34.
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