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Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic and Screening Tests

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FCM Lecture by Adora F. Mendoza – Abat, M.D., CFP
FCM Lecture by Adora F. Mendoza – Abat, M.D., CFP

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Validity andValidity andReliability of Reliability of Diagnostic andDiagnostic andScreening TestsScreening Tests
Adora F. Mendoza – Abat,Adora F. Mendoza – Abat,M.D., CFPM.D., CFP
 
 
ScreeningScreening
 The application of a test to people The application of a test to peoplewho are as yet asymptomatic for thewho are as yet asymptomatic for thepurpose of classifying them withpurpose of classifying them withrespect to their likelihood of having arespect to their likelihood of having aparticular diseaseparticular diseaseNot diagnostic tests but preliminaryNot diagnostic tests but preliminarytests seeking to identify those whotests seeking to identify those whoare most likely to have the diseaseare most likely to have the disease
 
 
Criteria of Disease SuitableCriteria of Disease Suitablefor Screening Programfor Screening Program
1. The disease should be serious1. The disease should be serious2. Early treatment must be2. Early treatment must bebeneficial in terms of reducingbeneficial in terms of reducingmortality and morbidity comparablemortality and morbidity comparableto late treatmentto late treatment3. The prevalence of preclinical3. The prevalence of preclinicaldisease must be high in thedisease must be high in thepopulation screenedpopulation screened

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