Berkey98: Five Published Trails from Berkey et al. (1998)

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Description

The data set includes five published trials, reported by Berkey et al. (1998), comparing surgical and non-surgical treatments for medium-severity periodontal disease, one year after treatment.

Usage

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Details

The variables are:

trial

Trial number

pub_year

Publication year

no_of_patients

Number of patients

PD

Patient improvements (mm) in probing depth

AL

Patient improvements (mm) in attachment level

var_PD

Sampling variance of PD

cov_PD_AL

Sampling covariance between PD and AD

var_AL

Sampling variance of AL

Source

Berkey, C. S., Hoaglin, D. C., Antczak-Bouckoms, A., Mosteller, F, & Colditz, G. A. (1998). Meta-analysis of multiple outcomes by regression with random effects. Statistics in Medicine, 17, 2537-2550.

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data(Berkey98)

#### ML estimation method
## Multivariate meta-analysis
summary( meta(y=cbind(PD, AL), v=cbind(var_PD, cov_PD_AL, var_AL),
              data=Berkey98, I2=c("I2q", "I2hm", "I2am")) )

## Multivariate meta-analysis with "publication year-1979" as the predictor
summary( meta(y=cbind(PD, AL), v=cbind(var_PD, cov_PD_AL, var_AL),
              x=scale(pub_year, center=1979), data=Berkey98,
              RE.lbound=NA) )

## Multivariate meta-analysis with equality constraint on the regression coefficients
summary( meta(y=cbind(PD, AL), v=cbind(var_PD, cov_PD_AL, var_AL),
              x=scale(pub_year, center=1979), data=Berkey98,
              coef.constraints=matrix(c("0.3*Eq_slope", "0.3*Eq_slope"),
              nrow=2)) )

#### REML estimation method
## Multivariate meta-analysis
summary( reml(y=cbind(PD, AL), v=cbind(var_PD, cov_PD_AL, var_AL),
              data=Berkey98,
              model.name="Multivariate meta analysis with REML") )

## Multivariate meta-analysis with "publication year-1979" as the predictor
summary( reml(y=cbind(PD, AL), v=cbind(var_PD, cov_PD_AL, var_AL),
              x=scale(pub_year, center=1979), data=Berkey98) )

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