A Nonparametric Bayesian Model for Inference in Related Longitudinal Studies

@inproceedings{Mller2004ANB,
  title={A Nonparametric Bayesian Model for Inference in Related Longitudinal Studies},
  author={Peter M{\"u}ller and Gary L. Rosner and Maria De Iorio and Steven MacEachern},
  year={2004}
}
We discuss a method for combining different but related longitudinal studies to improve predictive precision. The motivation is to borrow strength across clinical studies in which the same measurements are collected at different frequencies. Key features of the data are heterogeneous populations and an unbalanced design across three studies of interest. The first two studies (CALGB 8881 and 9160) are phase I studies with very detailed observations on a relatively small number of patients. The… CONTINUE READING