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 Anna Radkovsky posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:50 pm
Hi,

I am conducting a latent growth curve model, and as some of our data is NMAR I included a Pattern Mixture Model, as described in example 11.4 in the User's Guide. As I was trying to interpret means and variances of slopes and intercepts, I realized that the latent growth curve model containing a pattern mixture part, residual variance and intercepts are assigned to the latent slope and latent intercept, but no variance or mean are displayed.
Now I am wondering, can I interpret the residual variance of the slope as if it is the variance?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:08 pm
TECH4 gives means and variances.

See also pattern mixture modeling in

Muthén, B., Asparouhov, T., Hunter, A. & Leuchter, A. (2011). Growth modeling with non-ignorable dropout: Alternative analyses of the STAR*D antidepressant trial. Psychological Methods, 16, 17-33. Click here to view Mplus outputs used in this paper.
 Anna Radkovsky posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:31 am
Thanks a lot for your help!
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