Julia Ying-Chao Lin

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We examine differential validity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnoses assessed by the fully-structured Composite International Diagnostic Interview Version 3.0 (CIDI) among Latino, non-Latino Black, and non-Latino White adolescents in comparison to gold standard diagnoses derived from the Schedule(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the personal characteristics associated with different patterns of adherence to the antidepressant citalopram in a primary care trial of depression management. METHOD The study sample consisted of 228 adults aged 60 years and older recruited from primary care settings and who participated in a depression(More)
The potential of online games to become a major global business and the existence of limited related references led to the current study. In this study, Rogers's diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory is applied to investigate the principles for the adoption of online games in Taiwan. The findings suggest that relative advantages and compatibility both have a(More)
One of the most common challenges in biomedical and psychosocial research is missing data, which occurs when respondents refuse to provide answers to sensitive questions and when study subjects are lost to follow-up during the repeated assessments of longitudinal trials. This paper is the first in a 3-part series focusing on this important topic; it(More)
Power and sample size estimation constitutes an important component of designing and planning modern scientific studies. It provides information for assessing the feasibility of a study to detect treatment effects and for estimating the resources needed to conduct the project. This tutorial discusses the basic concepts of power analysis and the major(More)
SUMMARY A data monitoring committee (DMC) is a group of clinicians and biostatisticians appointed by study sponsors who provide independent assessment of the safety, scientific validity and integrity of clinical trials. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires the formation of DMC in all trials that assess new interventions. DMC are(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate racial/ethnic differences in teachers' and other adults' identification and/or encouragement of parents to seek treatment for psychiatric problems in their children and to evaluate if and whether identification/encouragement is associated with service use. METHOD Data on identification/encouragement to seek treatment for(More)
Motivated by the need to meaningfully implement the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) definition of health care disparity, this paper proposes statistical frameworks that lay out explicitly the needed causal assumptions for defining disparity measures. Our key emphasis is that a scientifically defensible disparity measure must take into account the direction(More)
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