Testing for random dropouts in repeated measurement data

P. J. Diggle

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Dropouts in repeated measurement data occur when the sequences of measurements on some experimental units are terminated prematurely. A number of methods which have been proposed for the analysis of repeated measurements with dropouts assume that the dropouts occur at random within experimental treatment group. This paper develops a method of testing the hypothesis of random dropouts within groups, and applies the method to published data concerning the effect of halothane on the blood pressure of rats following experimentally induced heart attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1255-1258
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability


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