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Documenting Research in Scientific Articles: Guidelines for Authors*: 3. Reporting Multivariate Analyses

Tom Lang, MA
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*From Tom Lang Communications and Training, Davis, CA.

Correspondence to: Tom Lang, MA, 1925 Donner Ave, No. 3, Davis, CA 95618; e-mail: tomlangcom@aol.com



Chest. 2007;131(2):628-632. doi:10.1378/chest.06-2088
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Multivariate analyses include two broad statistical techniques, regression analysis and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The reporting guidelines for each are similar and here have been condensed from the book How To Report Statistics in Medicine.1

1Lang, T, Secic, M (2006)How to report statistics in medicine 2nd ed. American College of Physicians. Philadelphia, PA: 2Godfrey, K Simple linear regression in medical research. Bailar, JC Mosteller, F eds.Medical uses of statistics 2nd ed.1992,201-232 NEJM Books. Boston, MA: 3Altman, DG, Gore, SM, Gardner, MJ, et al Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals.BMJ1983;286,1489-14934Shutty, M Guidelines for presenting multivariate statistical analyses in rehabilitation psychology.Rehabil Psych1994;39,141-1445Bagley, SC, White, H, Golomb, BA Logistic regression in the medical literature: standards for use and reporting, with particular attention to one medical domain.J Clin Epidemiol2001;54,979-9856Hosmer, DW, Taber, S, Lemeshow, S The importance of assessing the fit of logistic regression models: a case study.Am J Public Health1991;81,1630-1635

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