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Invited commentary: coming out of the box.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19357325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors apply the analogy of a "black box" from systems theory to epidemiologic problems. They highlight this process using the example of associations between sequential measures of body size and systolic blood pressure. Several other examples of the use of structural equation modeling or path analysis are described. Finally, the authors highlight several requirements for using these methods to "come out of the box."
Pam Factor-Litvak; Arnold Sher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  169     ISSN:  1476-6256     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-01     Completed Date:  2009-06-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1179-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Blood Pressure*
Body Mass Index*
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Status
Systems Theory*
Comment On:
Am J Epidemiol. 2009 May 15;169(10):1167-78   [PMID:  19357327 ]

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