Directly parameterized regression conditioning on being by Kurland B.F., Heagerty P.J.
By Kurland B.F., Heagerty P.J.
For observational longitudinal experiences of geriatric populations, results resembling incapacity or cognitive functioning are frequently censored via dying. Statistical research of such info may possibly explicitly situation on both very important prestige or survival time whilst summarizing the longitudinal reaction. for instance a patternmixture version characterizes the suggest reaction at time t conditional on demise at time S = s (for s > t), and therefore makes use of destiny prestige as a predictor for the time t reaction. in its place, we outline regression conditioning on being alive as a regression version that stipulations on survival prestige, instead of a particular survival time. Such types could be often called in part conditional because the suggest at time t is targeted conditional on being alive (S > t), instead of utilizing finer stratification (S = s for s > t). We express that naive use of normal likelihood-based longitudinal tools and generalized estimating equations with non-independence weights could lead on to biased estimation of the in part conditional suggest version. We boost a taxonomy for lodging of either dropout and loss of life, and describe estimation for binary longitudinal info that applies choice weights to estimating equations with independence operating correlation. Simulation experiences and an research of per 30 days incapacity prestige illustrate capability bias in regression tools that don't explicitly situation on survival.
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