Modelling disease activity in juvenile dermatomyositis: A Bayesian approach.

@article{Dijkhuizen2017ModellingDA,
  title={Modelling disease activity in juvenile dermatomyositis: A Bayesian approach.},
  author={E. H. Pieter. van Dijkhuizen and Claire T. Deakin and Lucy R Wedderburn and Maria De Iorio},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  year={2017},
  pages={962280217713233}
}
Juvenile dermatomyositis is the most common form of the juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies characterised by muscle and skin inflammation, leading to symmetric proximal muscle weakness and cutaneous symptoms. It has a fluctuating course and varying prognosis. In a Bayesian framework, we develop a joint model for four longitudinal outcomes, which accounts for within individual variability as well as inter-individual variability. Correlations among the outcome variables are introduced… CONTINUE READING