Demographics variable identifier is [p] for patient
Here is a list of abbreviations used in several variables in the demo instrument.
Cancer history: refers to prior cancer(s) the patient had in his/her life before the one actively treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Previous line: this is a concept to refer to treatments received either for prior cancer(s) or the current cancer in previous lines
Obviously falls inbetween two instruments (demographics and current cancer)
|Auto-immune history: prior auto-immune disease
|Organ transplantation history
You can check the difference between calculated and manual vars here.
For the latter, read as is patients BMI>25 or not?
There is always an ambiguity with checkboxes: if nothing is checked, you can’t tell if the answer is negative to your question, or if the data is missing.
For example, if you have two checkboxes for medications
And say the first is checked and the second is not. In this case, its easy to say the patient is taking betablockers, but what about aspirin? Maybe the patient is not taking aspirin, or maybe data is missing and the user did not checked the box. This could be the case if a patient addressed to the hospital forgets to bring his/her prescription and do not remember precisely the name of the medications. On the other hand, you may often retrieve the complete list by calling the pharmacist or if a related finally brings the prescription during the hospital stay.
It is assumed that medication list is complete (no missing data) if the
p_meds_anyvariable is checked.