Inference for Clustered Mixed Outcomes from a Multivariate Generalized Linear Mixed Model
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Multivariate generalized linear mixed models (MGLMM) are used for jointly modeling the clustered mixed outcomes obtained when there are two or more responses repeatedly measured on each individual in scientific studies. The relationship among these responses is often of interest. In the clustered mixed data, the correlation could be present between repeated measurements either within the same observer or between different observers on the same subjects. This study proposes a series of in- dices, namely, intra, inter and total correlation coefficients, to measure the correlation under various circumstances of observations from a multivariate generalized linear model, especially for joint modeling of clustered count and continuous outcomes. Bayesian methods are widely used techniques for analyzing MGLMM. The need for noninformative priors arises when there is insufficient prior information on the model parameters. Another aim of this study is to propose an approximate uniform shrinkage prior for the random effect variance components in the Bayesian analysis for the MGLMM. This prior is an extension of the approximate uniform shrinkage prior. This prior is easy to apply and is shown to possess several nice properties. The methods are illustrated in terms of both a simulation study and a case example.
Clustered mixed outcome
Multivariate generalized linear model
Uniform shrinkage prior
Chen, Hsiang-Chun (2013). Inference for Clustered Mixed Outcomes from a Multivariate Generalized Linear Mixed Model. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from