cens.ipw: Censoring patient initiating the other arm treatment and...

Description Usage Arguments Value References See Also Examples

Description

Censoring patient initiating the other arm treatment and building a treatment censoring indicator cens

Usage

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cens.ipw(data, id, tstart, tstop, event, censTime, arm, realtrt = FALSE,
  trt.start = NULL, trt.stop = NULL)

Arguments

data

a dataframe containing the following variables

id

the patient's id

tstart

the date of the beginning of the follow-up (in numeric format)

tstop

the date of the end of the follow-up (in numeric format)

event

the indicator of failure (a death is denoted by 1 at the end of the follow-up)

censTime

the chosen time to censor the patients (in numeric format)

arm

the randomized treatment (2-levels factor)

realtrt

the randomized treatment (2-levels factor)

trt.start

the time of initiation of the randomized treatment (NULL by default)

trt.stop

the time of termination of the randomized treatment (NULL by default)

Value

a dataframe in the long format, with the data being censored according to the input date, censTime. a treatment censoring indicator, cens, is thus added to the previous dataset to indicate such a switch. Note that this function provides the option to include in the data the treatment really taken with the corresponding dates. Then, the treatment really taken is a 3-levels factor, i.e., the two from the randomized arms and a third indicating the no-treatment case (None).

References

Graffeo, N., Latouche, A., Le Tourneau C., Chevret, S. "An R Package for IPCW: Application to switches in clinical trials" (submitted)

See Also

SHIdat, timesTokeep, wideToLongTDC

Examples

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# To obtain the times parameter, we can apply the timesTokeep function on the same
# dataframe in the wide format
kept.t <- timesTokeep(toydata, id = "id",
tstart = "randt", tstop = "lastdt",
mes.cov = list(c("ps1", "ps2", "ps3")),
time.cov = list(c("randt", "dt2", "dt3")))
# Now, we can build the long format
toy.long <- wideToLongTDC(data = toydata, id = "id",
tstart = "randt", tstop = "lastdt", event = "status",
bas.cov = c("age", "arm", "swtrtdt"),
mes.cov = list(TDconf = c("ps1", "ps2", "ps3")),
time.cov = list(c("randt", "dt2", "dt3")),
times = kept.t[[1]])
# Put dates in numeric format with tstart at 0
toy.long$tstart <- as.numeric(toy.long$tstart)
toy.long$tstop <- as.numeric(toy.long$tstop)
toy.long$swtrtdt <- as.numeric(toy.long$swtrtdt)
tabi <- split(toy.long, toy.long$id)
L.tabi   <- length(tabi)
tablist <- lapply(1:L.tabi, function(i){
    refstart <- tabi[[i]]$tstart[1]
    tabi[[i]]$tstart  <- tabi[[i]]$tstart - refstart
    tabi[[i]]$tstop <- tabi[[i]]$tstop - refstart
    tabi[[i]]$swtrtdt <- tabi[[i]]$swtrtdt - refstart
    return(tabi[[i]])
    })
    toy.long <- do.call( rbind, tablist )
# Patients are censored when initiating the other arm treatment, that is, at time swtrtdt
toy.long2 <- cens.ipw(toy.long, id = "id", tstart = "tstart", tstop = "tstop",
event = "event", arm = "arm",
realtrt = FALSE, censTime ="swtrtdt")
# Before censoring:
toy.long
# Ater censoring:
toy.long2

ipcwswitch documentation built on May 16, 2019, 1:12 a.m.