TITLE

Mixed effects multivariate adaptive splines model for the analysis of longitudinal and growth curve data

AUTHOR(S)
Heping Zhang
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Feb2004, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, I review the use of nonparametric methods in the analysis of longitudinal and growth curve data, particularly the multivariate adaptive splines models for the analysis of longitudinal data (MASAL). These methods combine nonparametric techniques (B-splines, kernel smoothing, piecewise polynomials) and models with random effects, and provide fruitful alternatives to mixed effects linear models. Similarities, differences, strengths and limitations among these methods are presented. The analysis of a real example is also presented to illustrate the application and interpretation of MASAL. Open questions are posed for further investigation.
ACCESSION #
12087807

 

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