The STARD statement (Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies) was developed to improve the completeness and transparency of reports of diagnostic accuracy studies. STARD contains a list of essential items that can be used as a checklist, by authors, reviewers and other readers, to ensure that a report of a diagnostic accuracy ...
November 2014: The STARD Group is working to update the STARD guideline. A consensus meeting was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in September 2014 and a first draft updated checklist was prepared. Those interested in the process can contact the STARD initiative for more details. October 2015: The updated STARD 2015 guideline was published.
Here we present STARD 2015, an updated list of 30 essential items that should be included in every report of a diagnostic accuracy study. This update incorporates recent evidence about sources of bias and variability in diagnostic accuracy and is intended to facilitate the use of STARD.
The NIMH-funded Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) Study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of different treatments for people with major depression who have not responded to initial treatment with an antidepressant. This is the largest and longest study ever conducted to evaluate depression treatment.
Below, we present an explanation and elaboration of STARD 2015. This is an extensive revision and update of a similar document that was prepared for the STARD 2003 version.11 Through commented examples of appropriate reporting, we clarify the rationale for each item and describe what is expected from authors.
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Rush AJ et al. "Acute and longer-term outcomes in depressed outpatient requiring one or several treatment steps: A STAR*D report". The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2006. 163(11):1905-1917.
National Institute of Mental Health. Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression ( STAR*D) was a collaborative study on the treatment of depression, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Its main focus was on the treatment of depression in patients where the first prescribed antidepressant proved inadequate.
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