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Stat Med. 1989 Sep;8(9):1167-78; discussion 1179.

Further results on covariate measurement errors in cohort studies with time to response data.

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Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98104.


The impact of covariate measurement errors on the estimation of relative risk regression parameters is discussed. First the dependence of the induced relative risk process on the cumulative baseline failure rate function is noted. Next induced relative risk models under some specific failure time and measurement error models are described, including the much simplified models that are appropriate under a 'rare disease' assumption. The presentation then turns to the joint estimation of relative risk parameters of primary interest along with measurement error parameters. A partial likelihood product is proposed for such estimation and asymptotic properties are indicated. Guidance is also presented as to the appropriate size of a 'validation' sample relative to the full cohort size. Finally some more general considerations are presented as to the usefulness and interpretation of deattenuated regression coefficients.

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