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Table 1 Criteria for studies in which simple indices of insulin resistance may be used.

From: Selection of the appropriate method for the assessment of insulin resistance

  Study objectives
1. Large clinical practice and epidemiological investigations [70].
2. Where the assessment of direct IR is not required.
3. Where the outcome of IR is of secondary interest [71].
4. Where the requirements of reference techniques are not available e.g equipments, trained staff, enough budget.
5. Where a new simple index is under evaluation [72, 73].
6. Investigating validity and pitfalls of simple indices in specific clinical conditions [41, 57].
  1. References have been provided as a study example: