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4 Estimation (or prediction) of random effects In the previous model, the patient terms were regarded as random effects. That is, they were defined as realisations of samples from a normal distribution, with mean equal to zero and with variance ????p2 . Thus, their expected values are zero. We know, however, that patients may differ from one another, and the idea that all have the same expected value is counterintuitive. We resolve this paradox by attempting to determine for each individual patient a prediction of the location within the normal distribution from which that patient’s observations have arisen.
That is, the effects of centre and treatment are non-additive or that there is an interaction. For example, in any multi-centre trial, if some centres tended to have more severely ill patients, it is plausible that the reaction of these patients to the treatments would differ from that of patients at other centres who are less severely ill. We can take this possibility into account in the model by allowing the treatment effects to vary between the centres. This is achieved by adding a centre⋅treatment interaction to Model C.
However, in this trial, the patients receive the same treatment throughout, and so all the observations on a patient will reflect the effect of that one treatment on the patient. It can therefore perhaps be appreciated intuitively that it is the variation in response between patients, which is appropriate for assessing the accuracy of the estimates of treatment effects rather than the residual or ‘within-patient’ variation. We can see this more dramatically with a totally artificial set of data which might have arisen from this trial.
Applied Mixed Models in Medicine by Helen Brown