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Publishing nutrition research: a review of multivariate techniques--part 1.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21185971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article is the seventh in a series reviewing the importance of research design, analyses, and epidemiology in the conduct, interpretation, and publication of nutrition research. Although there are a variety of factors to consider before conducting nutrition research, the techniques used to conduct the statistical analysis are fundamental for translating raw data into interpretable findings. The statistical approach must be considered during the design phase of any study and often involves the use of multivariate analytical techniques. Multivariate analytical techniques represent a variety of mathematical models used to measure and quantify an exposure-disease or an exposure-outcome association, taking into account important factors that can influence this relationship. The primary purpose of this review is to introduce the more commonly used multivariate techniques, including linear and logistic regression (simple and multiple), and survival analyses (Kaplan Meier plots and Cox regression). These techniques are described in detail, providing basic definitions and practical examples with nutrition relevancy. An appreciation for the general principles within and presented previously in this article series is vital for enhancing the rigor in which nutrition-related research is implemented, reviewed, and published.
Patricia M Sheean; Barbara Bruemmer; Phillip Gleason; Jeffrey Harris; Carol Boushey; Linda Van Horn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1878-3570     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 American Dietetic Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Data Interpretation, Statistical*
Dietetics / methods,  standards*
Linear Models
Logistic Models
Multivariate Analysis*
Periodicals as Topic / standards
Research / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Research Design
Survival Analysis
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