Methods to convert continuous outcomes into odds ratios of treatment response and numbers needed to treat: meta-epidemiological study

da Costa, Bruno R; Rutjes, Anne W S; Johnston, Bradley C; Reichenbach, Stephan; Nüesch, Eveline; Tonia, Thomy; Gemperli, Armin; Guyatt, Gordon H; Jüni, Peter (2012). Methods to convert continuous outcomes into odds ratios of treatment response and numbers needed to treat: meta-epidemiological study. International journal of epidemiology, 41(5), pp. 1445-1459. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/ije/dys124

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Clinicians find standardized mean differences (SMDs) calculated from continuous outcomes difficult to interpret. Our objective was to determine the performance of methods in converting SMDs or means to odds ratios of treatment response and numbers needed to treat (NNTs) as more intuitive measures of treatment effect.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > CTU Bern
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology

UniBE Contributor:

Da Costa, Bruno; Rutjes, Anne; Reichenbach, Stephan; Nüesch, Eveline; Tonia, Thomai; Gemperli, Armin and Jüni, Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0300-5771

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:35

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 18:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ije/dys124

PubMed ID:

23045205

Web of Science ID:

000309922700031

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.13978

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/13978 (FactScience: 220699)

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