Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Analysis of longitudinal data with drop-out: objectives, assumptions and a proposal (with discussion)

Diggle, Peter, Farewell, Daniel and Henderson, Robin 2007. Analysis of longitudinal data with drop-out: objectives, assumptions and a proposal (with discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (Applied statistics) 56 (5) , pp. 499-550. 10.1111/j.1467-9876.2007.00590.x

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The problem of analysing longitudinal data that are complicated by possibly informative drop-out has received considerable attention in the statistical literature. Most researchers have concentrated on either methodology or application, but we begin this paper by arguing that more attention could be given to study objectives and to the relevant targets for inference. Next we summarize a variety of approaches that have been suggested for dealing with drop-out. A long-standing concern in this subject area is that all methods require untestable assumptions. We discuss circumstances in which we are willing to make such assumptions and we propose a new and computationally efficient modelling and analysis procedure for these situations. We assume a dynamic linear model for the expected increments of a constructed variable, under which subject-specific random effects follow a martingale process in the absence of drop-out. Informal diagnostic procedures to assess the tenability of the assumption are proposed. The paper is completed by simulations and a comparison of our method and several alternatives in the analysis of data from a trial into the treatment of schizophrenia, in which approximately 50% of recruited subjects dropped out before the final scheduled measurement time.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Additive intensity model ; Counterfactuals ; Joint modelling ; Martingales ; Missing data
Publisher: Royal Statistical Society and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 14679876
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 19:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/526

Citation Data

Cited 60 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item