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 Amir Sariaslan posted on Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 11:41 am
Greetings Mplus team,

I am wondering if it is possible to model a repeated event cox regression model in the latest version of Mplus (5.21)? I have hospital discharge data on a large sample of individuals (n=~14,000) and I would thus like to model the time to repeated events (discharges).

I've consulted the UG and searched the fora but I haven't found an answer yet.

Sincerely,
Amir Sariaslan
 Tihomir Asparouhov posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 3:32 pm
Yes, it is possible to model repeated event cox regression model, both as a multivariate or multilevel model. There are no examples in the UG but there are some examples in
http://statmodel.com/download/SurvivalJSM3.pdf
 Amir Sariaslan posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 3:55 pm
Thank you for the clarification, Dr. Asparouhov. I'll have a look at the paper.

Sincerely,
Amir
 Amir Sariaslan posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 9:42 pm
Dr. Asparouhov,

When you state that it is possible to model repeated events as a multilevel Cox model, does that correspond to example 9.18 in the UG?

My data is in the long format and I would thus nest the repeated events within individuals using the setup in the example. Is this a correct approach or am I missing something?

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Amir
 Tihomir Asparouhov posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 2:50 pm
Amir

This is the correct approach and indeed example 9.18 is a repeated event cox regression model.

Tihomir
 Amir Sariaslan posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 4:38 pm
Dr. Asparouhov,
Thank you very much for confirming this.
Sincerely,
Amir
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