Qnetplot: Q-Q plot for network meta-analysis (Q-Q netplot).

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) References Examples

View source: R/Qnetplot.R

Description

This function generates the Q-Q plot for network meta-analyisis model.

Usage

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Arguments

data

object of class NMAoutlier.measures (mandatory).

Details

Plot of Q-squared Mahalanobis distance for each study included in the network meta-analysis. Vertical axis provides the Q-squared Mahalanobis distance for each i study included in the network meta-analysis. Horizontal axis provides Q estimated quantiles (theoretical quantiles from the normal distribution). A reference line is fitted from the cartesian points of the two measures. The Q-Q plot can visualize studies that are away from the reference line (potiential outliers).

Q-Q plot for network meta-analysis has been introduced by Petropoulou (2020).

Author(s)

Maria Petropoulou <petropoulou@imbi.uni-freiburg.de>

References

Petropoulou M (2020): Exploring methodological challenges in network meta-analysis models and developing methodology for outlier detection. PhD dissertation

Examples

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data(smokingcessation, package = "netmeta")

p1 <- netmeta::pairwise(list(treat1, treat2, treat3),
                        list(event1, event2, event3),
                        list(n1, n2, n3),
                        data = smokingcessation,
                        sm = "OR")

# Outlier and influential detection measures
measures <- NMAoutlier.measures(p1)

# Mahalanobis distance values for each study in the network
measures$Mah

# Q-Q netplot for the network of smoking cessation dataset
Qnetplot(measures)

NMAoutlier documentation built on Feb. 1, 2021, 5:07 p.m.