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Publication Name World Journal of Meta-Analysis
Manuscript ID 56938
Country/Territory Bahrain
Received
2020-05-20 02:53
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2020-08-14 09:43
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2020-08-14 16:52
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2020-08-14 16:52
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2020-09-10 09:32
ISSN 2308-3840 (online)
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Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
Website http://www.wjgnet.com
Category Biochemical Research Methods
Manuscript Type Letter to the Editor
Article Title Integrating contextual variables in meta-analyses
Manuscript Source Unsolicited Manuscript
All Author List Haitham Jahrami
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding author Haitham Jahrami, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ministry of Health, College of Medicine and Medial Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Road 2904 Building 293 Manama, Manama P.O Box 26671, Bahrain. hjahrami@health.gov.bh
Key Words Covariates; Moderator; Meta analysis; Contextual; Subgroup analysis; Meta regression
Core Tip This letter call for the use of contextual variables, that are typically not in use for covariate analyses. Contextual variables are introduced and defined as variables not immediately/directly measured by the original studies in the meta-analysis but rather can be estimated knowing the background of each study. For example in a meta analysis of clinical trails one might want to adjust for studies from high income vs low income countries or studies that were funded vs independent.
Publish Date 2020-09-10 09:32
Citation Jahrami H. Integrating contextual variables in meta-analyses. World J Meta-Anal 2020; 8(4): 345-347
Url https://www.wjgnet.com/2308-3840/full/v8/i4/345.htm
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.13105/wjma.v8.i4.345
Full Article (PDF) WJMA-8-345.pdf
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Manuscript File 56938-Review.docx
Answering Reviewers 56938-Answering reviewers.pdf
Audio Core Tip 56938-Audio core tip.mp3
Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure Form 56938-Conflict-of-interest statement.pdf
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Video 56938-Audio core tip.mp3
Peer-review Report 56938-Peer-review(s).pdf
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