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Exploring non-linear associations between nurse staffing and patient assaults in psychiatric units using cubic splines in a three-level generalized mixed model for longitudinal, clustered, over-dispersed count data (Colloquium)

Vincent Staggs, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center

Friday December 06, 2013
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Watson Library, 455
I will discuss restricted cubic splines and methods for modeling clustered, non-Gaussian data in the context of a study of violence on psychiatric units in 255 U.S. hospitals. Topics will include exposure and offset variables, detecting and dealing with over-dispersion, SASs GLIMMIX Procedure, and measures of model fit and explanatory power. The talk will be geared toward applied researchers, with emphasis on concepts and practice rather than on statistical theory.
Contact: 785-864-3353, ben.duncan@ku.edu
Department: Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis
Ticket Cost: Free