Remarks on the design and analyses of longitudinal studies for cancer patients with anorexia and weight loss

Jennifer G. Le-Rademacher, Elizabeth M. Storrick, Aminah Jatoi

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Abstract

Longitudinal data serve an important role in understanding the cancer anorexia weight loss syndrome and in testing interventions to palliative and treat patients who develop this syndrome. The element of time and the interrelatedness of data points define longitudinal data and add to the richness of this type of data. However, longitudinal data can also give rise to non-random, missing data that can lead to flawed conclusions. This paper discusses these issues and suggests practical considerations for design and analysis of longitudinal cancer anorexia weight loss studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1182
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • Cancer anorexia studies
  • Design considerations
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Missing data
  • Weight loss studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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