Latent Class Models for Conditionally Dependent Tests

These WinBUGS programs can be used for modeling results of two conditionally dependent, non-gold standard diagnostic tests using latent class analysis.

  • Fixed effects model
  • Random effects model

They implement the methods described in

Dendukuri and Joseph, Bayesian approaches to modeling the conditional dependence between multiple diagnostic tests. Biometrics 57:158-167, 2001