joineRML: joineRML

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joineRML is an extension of the joineR package for fitting joint models of time-to-event data and multivariate longitudinal data. The model fitted in joineRML is an extension of the Wulfsohn and Tsiatis (1997) and Henderson et al. (2000) models, which is comprised on (K+1)-sub-models: a Cox proportional hazards regression model (Cox, 1972) and a K-variate linear mixed-effects model - a direct extension of the Laird and Ware (1982) regression model. The model is fitted using a Monte Carlo Expectation-Maximization (MCEM) algorithm, which closely follows the methodology presented by Lin et al. (2002).


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