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Research Article

Comparison of Two Bayesian Methods in Evaluation of the Absence of the Gold Standard Diagnostic Tests

Table 2

The prior information of the Conditional Covariance Bayesian model.

MethodKnotNMeanVARSDCIab

T-SPOT180.8930.0020.0490.869-0.91741.7705.005
180.8480.0100.0980.799-0.89610.0821.807
KD3890.5720.0180.1320.47-0.6747.2075.393
90.7170.0070.0820.654-0.78120.0677.920
Prev110.4170.0230.1530.315-0.523.9915.579

: sensitivity of T-SPOT; : specificity of T-SPOT; : sensitivity of KD38; : specificity of KD38; : prevalence within the patients in the study; N: the number of published research; VAR: variance; SD: standard deviation; CI: credible interval; a and b were the parameters of the prior distribution.