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A proposed method of bias adjustment for meta-analyses of published observational studies.

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OBJECTIVE: Interpretation of meta-analyses of published observational studies is problematic because of numerous sources of bias. We develop bias assessment, elicitation and adjustment methods, and apply them to a systematic review of longitudinal observational studies of the relationship between objectively measured physical activity and subsequent change in adiposity in children. METHODS: We separated internal biases that reflect study quality from external biases that reflect generalizabil...

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10.1093/ije/dyq248

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
765-777
Publication date:
2011-06-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:550850dc-8d38-45b3-854b-a29c08935539
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417958
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pubs:417958

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