A dataset from a systematic review of interventions for pain relief in osteoarthritis, used previously in \insertCitepedder2019;textualMBNMAdose. The outcome is continuous, and aggregate data responses correspond to the mean WOMAC pain score at 2 weeks follow-up. The dataset includes 18 Randomised-Controlled Trials (RCTs), comparing 8 different agents with placebo. In total there were 26 different treatments (combination of dose and agent). The active treatments can also be grouped into 3 different classes, within which they have similar mechanisms of action.
A data frame in long format (one row per arm and study), with 74 rows and 7 variables:
studyID Study identifiers
agent Character data indicating the agent to which participants were randomised
dose Numeric data indicating the standardised dose received
class Character data indicating the drug class to which the agent belongs to
y Numeric data indicating the mean pain score on the WOMAC scale in a study arm
se Numeric data indicating the standard error for the mean pain score on the WOMAC scale in a study arm
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