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Table 4 Summary table of the performance of the three search strategies

From: Should methodological filters for diagnostic test accuracy studies be used in systematic reviews of psychometric instruments? a case study involving screening for postnatal depression

Search Strategy Total number of records retrieved Number of reference set studies missed Sensitivity (%)
(95% CI)*
Precision (%)
(95% CI)*
Cochrane search 105 0 100
(61, 100)
5.7
(2.6, 11.9)
CRD filter search 105 0 100
(61, 100)
5.7
(2.6, 11.9)
Vincent filter search 31 2 66.6
(30, 90)
12.9
(5.1, 28.6)
  1. *[95% confidence interval]