An example of multivariate meta-analysis is demonstrated by synthesizing the treatment effects of exercise of 15 groups on six mood state changes in elders measured by the Profile of Mood States (POMS) scale. Two different methods were used to analyze this multivariate dataset. The SAS codes for two set of the analyses were provided. Results showed that exercise has a modest and positive impact on elders mood change.
Wu, Meng-Jia; Becker, Betsy Jane; and Netz, Yael
"Effects of Physical Activity on psychological Change in Advanced Age: A Multivariate Meta-Analysis,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol6/iss1/2