Open Access
Translator Disclaimer
December 2012 Assessing transient carryover effects in recurrent event processes, with application to chronic health conditions
Candemir Çiğşar, Jerald F. Lawless
Ann. Appl. Stat. 6(4): 1641-1663 (December 2012). DOI: 10.1214/12-AOAS560

Abstract

In some settings involving recurrent events, the occurrence of one event may produce a temporary increase in the event intensity; we refer to this phenomenon as a transient carryover effect. This paper provides models and tests for carryover effect. Motivation for our work comes from events associated with chronic health conditions, and we consider two studies involving asthma attacks in children in some detail. We consider how carryover effects can be modeled and assessed, and note some difficulties in the context of heterogeneous groups of individuals. We give a simple intuitive test for no carryover effect and examine its properties. In addition, we demonstrate the need for detailed modeling in trying to deconstruct the dynamics of recurrent events.

Citation

Download Citation

Candemir Çiğşar. Jerald F. Lawless. "Assessing transient carryover effects in recurrent event processes, with application to chronic health conditions." Ann. Appl. Stat. 6 (4) 1641 - 1663, December 2012. https://doi.org/10.1214/12-AOAS560

Information

Published: December 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 27 December 2012

zbMATH: 1257.62102
MathSciNet: MR3058678
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/12-AOAS560

Keywords: Internal covariates , Poisson processes , renewal processes , score tests

Rights: Copyright © 2012 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

JOURNAL ARTICLE
23 PAGES


SHARE
Vol.6 • No. 4 • December 2012
Back to Top