Accession Number:

ADA456901

Title:

Statistical Inference for Quality-Adjusted Survival Time

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 15 Jul 2002-14 Jun 2006

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

In evaluations of breast cancer therapies, the patients quality of life is receiving more and more attention. It is desirable that a treatment not only prolongs the overall survival life, but also improves the quality of life QOL. Quality-adjusted lifetime QAL is a measure that combines both the quality and the quantity of a persons lifetime. The goal of my research is to study how to draw inference about QAL in the presence of censoring. For the grant period, I have studied the following problems 1 Estimating survival functions of QAL 2 Testing the equality of two survival functions of QAL. 3 Testing the equality of survival functions of QAL from three or more groups. 4 Developing regression methods for evaluating the effects of covariates on QAL. My research has resulted in a manuscript that has been submitted and invited talks at statistical conferences.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE