[R-meta] Meta-analysis including multiple intervention arms

Ioana Cristea |o@n@@@||n@@cr|@te@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Nov 14 15:43:39 CET 2020

Dear all
I am doing a meta-analysis of randomized trials where some trials have
multiple outcomes of interest (depression measured with different scales)
and a few have more than one active arms, usually 2 intervention arms and
control (therapy A compared to control, therapy B compared to control).
I am using robust variance estimator. My question is: for the cases where
there are multiple active intervention arms in a trial, compared to the
same control arm, should I adjust the sample size of the control arm (ie,
splitting by 2 if there are 2 active interventions compared to control)?
Thank you

Ioana-Alina Cristea, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences
University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 11, 27100 Pavia, Italy

Research affiliate
METRICS (Meta-research Innovation Center at Stanford)
Stanford University, California, USA
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International Editorial Board BJPsych Open

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