عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Registry Studies Use Inconsistent Methods to Account for Patients Lost to Follow-up, and Rates of Patients LTFU Are High
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
مطالعات رجیستری از روش های ناسازگار استفاده می کند تا بیماران را از دست بدهد و میزان بیماران LTFU بالا هستند
ScienceDirect- Elsevier- Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, Corrected proof: doi:10:1016/j:asmr:2021:07:016
Kalyan Vamshi Vemulapalli B.Sc.
Purpose: To determine methods described in the literature to account for patients lost to follow-up (LTFU) in registry
studies and whether rates of patient LTFU are within acceptable margins.
Methods: A scoping review, where a literature search is conducted for studies from 9 arthroscopy registries, was performed on EMBASE, MEDLINE, and the annual reports of each registry. Inclusion criteria included studies with information on patient-reported outcome measures and being based on 9 national registries identified. Exclusion criteria included review articles, conference abstracts, studies not based on registry data, and studies from regional, claims-based, or multicenter registries. Studies were then divided into categories based on method of LTFU analysis used.
Results: Thirty-six articles were identified for the final analysis. Categories for LTFU analysis included dropout analyses (n ¼ 10), referencing validation studies (n ¼ 12), contacting nonresponders (n ¼ 4), and sensitivity analyses (n ¼ 1). Referencing validation studies was the most common method (n ¼ 12). Majority (n ¼ 35) of the studies exceeded the recommended maximum rates for LTFU.
Conclusions: Registry studies use inconsistent methods to account for patient LTFU, and rates of patients LTFU are unacceptably high.
Clinical Relevance: The impact of patients LTFU in studies related to arthroscopic intervention is unknown. A universal method for accounting for patient follow-up is needed.