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Title: Flexible Modeling in the Koziol-Green Model by a Copula Function
Authors: BRAEKERS, Roel
GADDAH, Auguste
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: In survival analysis, the classical Koziol-Green random censorship model is commonly used to describe informative censoring. Hereby, it is assumed that the distribution of the censoring time is a power of the distribution of the survival time. In this article, we extend this model by assuming a general function between these distributions. We determine this function from a relationship between the observable random variables which is described by a copula family that depends on an unknown parameter theta. For this setting, we develop a semi-parametric estimator for the distribution of the survival time in which we propose a pseudo-likelihood estimator for the copula parameter theta. As results, we show first the consistency and asymptotic normality of the estimator for theta. Afterwards, we prove the weak convergence of the process associated to the semi-parametric distribution estimator. Furthermore, we investigate the finite sample performance of these estimators through a simulation study and finally apply it to a practical data set on survival with malignant melanoma.
Notes: [Braekers, Roel; Gaddah, Auguste] Univ Hasselt, Interuniv Inst Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11776
DOI: 10.1080/03610920903564750
ISI #: 000287208100008
ISSN: 0361-0926
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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