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Assessment of equivalence or non-inferiority in accuracy between two diagnostic procedures often involves comparisons of paired areas under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. With some pre-specified clinically meaningful limits, the current approach to evaluating equivalence is to perform the two one-sided tests (TOST) based on the(More)
OBJECTIVES Ambient temperature has been reported to play a role in the occurrence of spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). This study aimed to investigate the relation between ambient temperature of onset time and ICH and the effect of hourly temperature within 72 h before ICH. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional case-only study and a retrospective(More)
We translated the S-QoL into the Chinese (Taiwan) language and evaluated the score distributions of the translated S-QoL in terms of ceiling/floor effect, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity. To ensure conceptual and semantic equivalence of the S-QoL, the researchers performed both forward translation and(More)
BACKGROUND Military conscripts may experience a change in their attitude towards sex at times when sexual urges are at their peak during their physical growth. This study examines the experience, understanding, knowledge and attitudes regarding sexual activity of the military conscripts. METHODS Data was obtained from a cross-sectional survey of 1127(More)
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