12. Meta-Analysis

  1. Stephen J. Walters

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch12

Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

How to Cite

Walters, S. J. (2009) Meta-Analysis, in Quality of Life Outcomes in Clinical Trials and Health-Care Evaluation: A Practical Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470840481.ch12

Author Information

  1. School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753828

Online ISBN: 9780470686140

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Keywords:

  • quality of life measures in clinical trials and health services research;
  • standardized effect size and standardized mean difference (SMD);
  • meta-analysis - statistical analysis of data from collection of studies;
  • planning of meta-analysis;
  • choosing appropriate statistical method;
  • measuring effect on continuous scale;
  • raw mean difference (MD) and standardized mean difference (SMD);
  • standardized mean effect size and corresponding standard error;
  • fixed effects method and combining results across studies;
  • presentation of study findings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Planning a meta-analysis

  • Statistical methods in meta-analysis

  • Presentation of results

  • Conclusion

  • Further reading