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A tutorial on propensity score estimation for multiple treatments using generalized boosted models.
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This paper defines the causal quantities that may be of interest to studies of multiple treatments and derive weighted estimators of those quantities and proposes the use of generalized boosted models (GBM) for estimation of the necessary propensity score weights. Expand
Sleep in the Military: Promoting Healthy Sleep Among U.S. Servicemembers.
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This study provides the first comprehensive review of sleep-related policies and programs across the U.S. Department of Defense along with a set of actionable recommendations for DoD, commanders, researchers, and medical professionals who treat U.s. servicemembers and veterans. Expand
Propensity Score Analysis with Survey Weighted Data
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It is shown in this article through derivation, simulation, and a real data example that using sampling weights in the propensity score estimation stage and the outcome model stage results in an estimator that is robust to a variety of conditions that lead to bias for estimators currently recommended in the statistical literature. Expand
Effectiveness of Cognitive Tutor Algebra I at Scale
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Examination of the effectiveness of a technology-based algebra curriculum in a wide variety of middle schools and high schools in seven states finds evidence in support of positive effects in the second year, and the estimated effect is statistically significant for high schools but not for middle schools. Expand
Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Venous Thromboembolism in the Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials
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The findings provide little evidence of an association between short-term or long-term PM exposure and VTE, or clinically important modification by randomized exposure to exogenous estrogens among postmenopausal women. Expand
Housing affordability and health among homeowners and renters.
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The financial strain of unaffordable housing is associated with trade-offs that may harm health, and programs that target housing affordability for both renters and homeowners may be an important means for improving health. Expand
The Deployment Life Study: Longitudinal Analysis of Military Families Across the Deployment Cycle.
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The culminating paper briefly reviews the study design and data collection procedures, presents results from analyses of the longitudinal data collected from some 2,700 military families, and offers recommendations for programs and future research related to military families. Expand
Factors associated with major depression among mothers in Los Angeles.
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Given the links between depressed mothers and child outcomes, the results have important implication for mothers with adolescent children, particularly those who are white, single, or less educated. Expand
The effectiveness of community-based delivery of an evidence-based treatment for adolescent substance use.
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Youth who received motivational enhancement therapy/cognitive behavioral therapy-5 when delivered in community practice settings relative to standard community-based adolescent treatment fared better than comparable youth in the control group on five of six 12-month outcomes. Expand
Policies and practices related to breastfeeding in massachusetts: hospital implementation of the ten steps to successful breastfeeding.
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Step 1 implementation is significantly associated with formula availability, and overall implementation with acceptance of free formula, and rates of self-reported implementation of the Ten Steps are relatively high in Massachusetts. Expand
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