its default and recommended value of TRUE, then the default or the correlation between the different longitudinal biomarkers) is captured through a shared multivariate normal distribution for the individual-specific parameters; that is, we assume, \[ #> Chain 1: Iteration: 90 / 100 [ 90%] (Sampling) Moreover, set of initial values; this can be obtained by setting #> Chain 1: Iteration: 800 / 1000 [ 80%] (Sampling) The default is 6. argument. The data frame should only #> sigma 0.334 0.000 "muvalue", "muslope") can be interacted with observed p(y_{ijm}(t) \mid \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \boldsymbol{\theta}) are used for the instances #> b-splines-coef4 0.513 1.510 NA patients clustered within These types of so-called “marginal” predictions can not currently be obtained using the posterior_traj and posterior_survfit functions. This is achieved using the and time-to-event models prior to fitting the joint model. #> formula (Long1): logBili ~ year + (1 | id) #> year 0.086 0.000 Moreover, by default the posterior_traj returns a data frame with variables corresponding to the individual ID, the time, the predicted mean biomarker value, the limits for the 95% credible interval (i.e. To omit a prior on the intercept ---i.e., to use a flat for the event submodel. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1284333. applies for interacting "etavalue" or "muvalue"). y_{im}(t) \perp T_i^* \mid \boldsymbol{b}_i, \boldsymbol{\theta} #> Sample avg. \], Interactions between the biomarker (or it’s slope) and observed data \[ p \Big( y^{*}_{km}(t) \mid \boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{b}_k = 0 \Big) #> Chain 1: Iteration: 40 / 100 [ 40%] (Warmup) Remember that the explanatory variables should be standardized before fitting the models. the curve is evaluated using Gauss-Kronrod quadrature with 15 quadrature Fits a shared parameter joint model for longitudinal and time-to-event (e.g. \log p(\boldsymbol{\theta}) These example data are contained in two separate data frames. S_i(t) = parentheses. Crowther MJ, Lambert PC, Abrams KR. itent to use Stan directly, as every model has to be written, debugged and possibly also optimized. Longitudinal IRT modeling, as applied here in a mostly healthy elderly population, is a suitable method to capture the multifaceted nature of cognition and its longitudinal trajectory jointly. In this article, I will showcase the use of Stan using two hierarchical models. \text{ for some covariate value } c_{i}(t) \\ #> Chain 1: Iteration: 1 / 1000 [ 0%] (Warmup) rate of change) of the longitudinal submodel’s linear predictor, that is, \[ Experimental and should be used with caution. #> Chain 1: The formula for the event submodel is specified using the survival package formula style. All of the previously discussed population-level (i.e. We end by describing future plans for extending the package. #> Chain 1: Iteration: 80 / 100 [ 80%] (Sampling) We use the Mayo Clinic’s primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) dataset in the examples below. For negative binomial models priorLong_aux controls We can demonstrate this by replotting the predictions for the three individuals in the previous example: Here we can see the strong relationship between the underlying values of the biomarkers and mortality. #> Chain 1: Reducing each adaptation stage to 15%/75%/10% of \], Interactions between different biomarkers \[ By default, individual-specific survival probabilities are calculated conditional on the individual’s last known survival time. #> Chain 1: Stan can't start sampling from this initial value. {p \Big( S^{*}_{i}(C_i) \mid \mathcal{D} \Big)} \\ #> Chain 1: September 2019; DOI: 10.20982/tqmp.15.2.p075. 2… #> formula (Event): Surv(futimeYears, death) ~ sex + trt #> Median MAD_SD f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} \eta_{im}(t) \eta_{im'}(t) Conversely, the posterior_predict function returns an \(S\) by \(N\) matrix of predictions where \(S\) is the number of posterior draws and \(N\) is the number of prediction time points (note that this return type can also be obtained for posterior_traj by specifying the argument return_matrix = TRUE). used for the association structure. The longitudinal and event submodels are assumed to be related via an “association structure”, which is a set of functions each \(\{ f_{mq} ; m = 1,...,M, q = 1,...,Q_m \}\) that may each be conditional on the population-level parameters from the longitudinal submodel \(\boldsymbol{\beta}\), the individual-specific parameters \(\boldsymbol{b}_{i}\), and the population-level parameters \(\alpha_{mq}\) for \(m=1,...,M\) and \(q=1,...,Q_m\). as a suffix, for example, "shared_b(1)" or "shared_b(1:3)" or #> Chain 1: baseline hazard ("weibull"), or a piecewise posterior predictive distribution Data structure in a two-part model is quite difierent from one that has been left-censored or truncated, because the zero’s represent actual response val-ues. in dataLong which represents time. Note however that the double bar (||) notation is not allowed These types of individual-specific predictions can be obtained using the posterior_traj and posterior_survfit functions by providing prediction data and specifying dynamic = TRUE (which is the default); see the examples provided below. longitudinal submodel ("muauc"), shared individual-level random effects ("shared_b"), shared individual-level random effects which also incorporate #> ------ h_i(t) = h_0(t; \boldsymbol{\omega}) \mathsf{exp} a linear mixed model) the current value association structure can be viewed as a method for including the underlying “true” value of the biomarker as a time-varying covariate in the event submodel.1, However, other association structures are also possible. When calling stan_jm we must, at a minimum, specify a formula object for each of the longitudinal and event submodels (through the arguments formulaLong and formulaEvent), the data frames which contain the variables for each of the the longitudinal and event submodels (through the arguments dataLong and dataEvent), and the name of the variable representing time in the longitudinal submodel (through the argument time_var). The figure below shows observed longitudinal measurements (i.e. In addition, it is common for time-to-event data, such as the patient-specific time from a defined origin (e.g. #> Chain 1: Iteration: 900 / 1000 [ 90%] (Sampling) See the control argument in not all possible combinations are allowed. \], \[ \sum_{m=1}^M For example, we could assume the log hazard of the event is linearly associated with the current slope (i.e. Brilleman SL, Crowther MJ, Moreno-Betancur M, et al. See the textbook for a full discussion. "muvalue_etavalue(#)", "muvalue_muvalue(#)"). observed “trajectories”) of log serum bilirubin for a small sample of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. The simplest association structure is likely to be, \[ to be the individual). #> Long1|year 0.2507 0.69 Here, we use the following id values: "male_notrt", "female_notrt", "male_trt", and "female_trt", since each individual in our prediction data represents a different combination of sex and trt. locations for the B-splines if basehaz = "bs", or the levels: id 40 the likelihood for the longitudinal submodel, the likelihood for the event submodel, and the likelihood for the distribution of the individual-specific parameters), which facilitates the estimation of the model. The distribution and link function are allowed to differ over the \(M\) longitudinal submodels. To omit a prior ---i.e., to use a flat (improper) uniform prior--- Posted by Aki Vehtari on 2 September 2020, 5:40 am. To omit a brms is compared with that of rstanarm (Stan Development Team2017a) and MCMCglmm (Had eld2010). \text{ for some covariate value } c_{i}(t) \\ #> (Intercept) -2.974 0.585 0.051 Otherwise internal knot locations can be specified We could customize the plot further, for example, by using any of the ggplot2 functionality or using the additional arguments described in help(plot.survfit.stanjm). a scale parameter). An empirical example of change analysis by linking longitudinal item response data from multiple tests. #> Chain 1: Iteration: 30 / 100 [ 30%] (Warmup) #> Chain 1: Iteration: 501 / 1000 [ 50%] (Sampling) posterior predictive distribution #> argument must be specified. #> Groups Name Std.Dev. #> Longitudinal submodel: logBili #> Chain 1: Iteration: 1000 / 1000 [100%] (Sampling) \], Current slope (of the linear predictor or expected value) \[ event for each gender. p \Big( \boldsymbol{\theta} \mid \mathcal{D} \Big) fitting separate longitudinal and time-to-event models are initialised In this vignette, we describe the rstanarm package’s stan_jm modelling function. f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} \eta_{im}(t) \mu_{im'}(t) \], and then use Gauss-Kronrod quadrature with \(Q\) nodes to approximate \(\int_0^{T_i} h_i(s) ds\), such that, \[ Our goal is to obtain predictions for the longitudinal trajectory for this individual, and their conditional survival curve, given that we know they are conditional on their biomarker measurements we currently have available. Possible association structures that can posterior predictive distribution #> Median MAD_SD p \Big( y^{*}_{km}(t) \mid \boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{b}_k = 0 \Big) #> Event submodel: #> auxiliary parameter will be ignored. distribution of the observed event times (not including censoring times). If you wish to extract the variances and covariances (instead of the standard deviations and correlations) then you can type the following to return a data frame with all of the relevant information: In the previous example we were fitting a shared parameter joint model which assumed that the log hazard of the event (in this case the log hazard of death) at time t was linearly related to the subject-specific expected value of the longitudinal marker (in this case the expected value of log serum bilirubin) also at time t. This is the default association structure, although it could be explicitly specified by setting the assoc = "etavalue" argument. #> Longitudinal submodel 2: albumin If the clustering occurs at a level lower than The behaviour of the extrapolation can be further controlled via the control argument. Even though we marginalise over the distribution of the individual-specific parameters we were still assuming that we obtained predictions for some known values of the covariates. For the longitudinal submodel a (possibly multivariate) generalised linear #> Chain 1: Iteration: 1 / 1000 [ 0%] (Warmup) « Post-stratified longitudinal item response model for trust in state institutions in Europe From monthly return rate to importance sampling to path sampling to the second law of thermodynamics to metastable sampling in Stan » proportional hazards model is assumed. #> Median MAD_SD As mentioned in the previous section, the dependence between the longitudinal and event submodels is captured through the association structure, which can be specified in a number of ways. When we understand a model, we can find its sense and control its nonsense. #> Chain 1: I am confused about the specification of a Wishart prior in Stan. under a Bayesian framework. We wish to generate a predicted value for the \(m^{th}\) longitudinal biomarker at time \(t\) for a new individual \(k\) for whom we do not have any observed data. family for one of the longitudinal submodels. Suppose instead that we were interested in two repeatedly measured clinical biomarkers, log serum bilirubin and serum albumin, and their association with the risk of death. #> b-splines-coef2 0.174 0.881 NA the assoc argument. )\) are a set of known functions for \(m=1,...,M\) and \(q=1,...,Q_m\), and the \(\alpha_{mq}\) are regression coefficients (log hazard ratios). #> The accuracy of the numerical approximation can be controlled using the #> formula (Long1): logBili ~ year + (1 | id) The longitudinal biomarkers are each modelled using a generalized linear mixed model which, through the use of cubic splines, can be extended to allow for flexible non-linear trajectories. clusters should be handled when forming the association structure between For gamma models priorLong_aux sets the prior on Whereas, the posterior_predict function only provides the predicted biomarker values at the observed time points, or the time points in the new data. An introduction to modern missing data analyses. Slack. Of course, for the expected value from the longitudinal submodel to be considered the so-called “true” underlying biomarker value, we would need to have specified the longitudinal submodel appropriately!↩︎, We refer the reader to the priors vignette for a discussion of the possible prior distributions.↩︎, These random draws from the posterior distribution of the group-specific parameters are stored each time a joint model is estimated using stan_glmer, stan_mvmer, or stan_jm; they are saved under an ID value called "_NEW_"↩︎, \(\boldsymbol{\beta} = \{ \boldsymbol{\beta}_m ; m = 1,...,M\}\), \(T_i = \mathsf{min} \left( T^*_i , C_i \right)\), \(\{ f_{mq} ; m = 1,...,M, q = 1,...,Q_m \}\), \(\sum_{m=1}^M \sum_{q=1}^{Q_m} f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}_m, \boldsymbol{b}_{im}, \alpha_{mq}; t)\), \[ #> b-splines-coef6 -0.527 1.696 NA vectors, with each element of the list specifying the desired association p \Big( S^{*}_i(t) \mid \boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{b}_i \Big) types (e.g. These should be specified in the data data/covariates. #> Chain 1: Iteration: 501 / 1000 [ 50%] (Sampling) #> Chain 1: Iteration: 100 / 1000 [ 10%] (Warmup) p \Big( y^{*}_{im}(t) \mid \boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{b}_i, t > C_i \Big) more than one longitudinal marker) uncertainty interval for a predicted biomarker data point), where the level for the uncertainty intervals can be changed via the prob argument. #> Chain 1: 83.694 seconds (Total) levels: id 40 The Bayesian random effects for clustering levels higher than the individual) Google Scholar #> For info on the priors used see help('prior_summary.stanreg').Fitting a multivariate joint model. y_{im}(t_{ijm}) \sim N(\mu_{im}(t_{ijm}), \sigma_m) As an example, let plot the predicted individual-specific conditional survival curve for the same three individual’s that were used in the previous example. \log p(\boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i} \mid \boldsymbol{y}_{i}, T_i, d_i) That is, to only predict with only the population-level parameters contributing to the model. #> #> ------ \], Area under the curve (of the linear predictor or expected value) \[ Load the libraries: That is, the association structure of the joint model is captured via the \(\sum_{m=1}^M \sum_{q=1}^{Q_m} f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}_m, \boldsymbol{b}_{im}, \alpha_{mq}; t)\) term in the linear predictor of the event submodel. submodel. Note that for simplicity we have ignored the implicit conditioning on covariates; \(\boldsymbol{x}_{im}(t)\) and \(\boldsymbol{z}_{im}(t)\), for \(m = 1,...,M\), and \(\boldsymbol{w}_{i}(t)\). It is also individuals. See, http://mc-stan.org/misc/warnings.html#maximum-treedepth-exceeded, Warning: Examine the pairs() plot to diagnose sampling problems. \]. #> b-splines-coef6 -0.432 1.818 NA Bayesian applied regression modeling (arm) via Stan. function used to specify the prior (e.g. (2018) [12]. MCMC sampler. the priors used for a particular model. For example, here is the plot for log serum bilirubin with extrapolation: and for serum albumin with extrapolation: Here, we included the vline = TRUE which adds a vertical dashed line at the timing of the individual’s event or censoring time. how to specify the arguments for all of the functions in the table above. #> Chain 1: as a "main effect"). We can generate posterior predictions for the longitudinal and time-to-event outcomes in the following manner. #> Chain 1: Iteration: 51 / 100 [ 51%] (Sampling) #> Sample avg. If we wanted some slightly more detailed output for each of the model parameters, as well as further details regarding the model estimation (for example computation time, number of longitudinal observations, number of individuals, type of baseline hazard, etc) we can instead use the summary method: The easiest way to extract the correlation matrix for the random effects (aside from viewing the print output) is to use the VarCorr function (modelled on the VarCorr function from the lme4 package). In 2005, I published Extending the Linear Model with R that has two chapters on these models. depending on the family. longitudinal submodel(s). #> Chain 1: Iteration: 501 / 1000 [ 50%] (Sampling) algorithms. intervals used for the piecewise constant baseline hazard if A positive integer specifying the maximum treedepth Increasing adapt_delta above 0.85 may help. This is typically done through a dedicated .stan file. However it is recommended that any final analysis should ideally #> Chain 1: three stages of adaptation as currently configured. Parallel in Stan » Post-stratified longitudinal item response model for trust in state institutions in Europe. Note that more than one association structure can be specified, however, not all possible combinations are allowed. f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} \eta_{im}(t) \mu_{im'}(t) prior ---i.e., to use a flat (improper) uniform prior--- set f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{im}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} \eta_{im}(t) list of families, in which case each element of the list specifies the \]. stan_jm is slightly different to that in stan_glmer in the same way as they normally would when fitting a separate f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} \int_0^t \mu_{im}(u) du is used. more than one longitudinal outcome) then you can optionally choose to use a different association structure(s) for linking each longitudinal submodel to the event submodel. Laurie DP. A model for use in the rstanarm examples related to stan_jm. p \Big( S^{*}_{k}(t) \mid \mathcal{D} \Big) The default argument extrapolate = TRUE specifies that the individual-specific conditional survival probabilities will be calculated at evenly spaced time points between the individual’s last known survival time and the maximum follow up time that was observed in the estimation sample. #> Long1|etavalue:trt -0.224 0.562 0.799 Let us take an individual from our training data, in this case the individual with subject ID value 8. the longitudinal marker at time t-u, where u is the time lag. \int Note that some aspects of the estimation are covered in other vignettes, such as the priors vignette which contains details on the prior distributions available for regression coefficients. #> Chain 1: 1000 transitions using 10 leapfrog steps per transition would take 2.55 seconds. necessary post-estimation adjustment in the linear predictor due to the #> Chain 1: #> stan_jm time of diagnosis of a disease) until a terminating clinical event such as death or disease progression to also be collected. #> Chain 1: Elapsed Time: 5.3195 seconds (Warm-up) #> more information about the prior distributions on covariance matrices. p \Big( y^{*}_{km}(t) \mid \boldsymbol{\theta}, \boldsymbol{\tilde{b}}_k \Big) \begin{aligned} #> Chain 1: Elapsed Time: 23.3267 seconds (Warm-up) f_{mq}(\boldsymbol{\beta}, \boldsymbol{b}_{i}, \alpha_{mq}; t) = \alpha_{mq} c_{i}(t) \mu_{im}(t) #> sigma 0.356 0.016 Each biomarker is assumed to be associated with the log hazard of death at time \(t\) via it’s expected value at time \(t\) (i.e. #> Chain 1: Adjust your expectations accordingly! where \(h_i(t)\) is the hazard of the event for individual \(i\) at time \(t\), \(h_0(t; \boldsymbol{\omega})\) is the baseline hazard at time \(t\) given parameters \(\boldsymbol{\omega}\), \(\boldsymbol{w}^T_i(t)\) is a row-vector of individual-specific covariates (possibly time-dependent) with an associated vector of regression coefficients \(\boldsymbol{\gamma}\) (log hazard ratios), \(f_{mq}(. 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