Abstract Scientific assessment of affective states in animals is challenging but vital for animal welfare studies. To test this hypothesis, QBA was applied to video-recordings of pigs, following treatment with either saline or the neuroleptic drug Azaperone, in either an open field or elevated plus-maze test. Generalised Procrustes Analysis was used to calculate a consensus profile, consisting of the main dimensions of expression. No effect of drug treatment on dimension two was found.
Misclassification occurs when individuals are assigned to a different category than the one they should be in. This can lead to incorrect associations being observed between the assigned categories and the outcomes of interest. Non-differential misclassification occurs when the probability of individuals being misclassified is equal across all groups in the study.
Differential misclassification occurs when the probability of being misclassified differs between groups in a study Porta et al. Impact In measuring relationships between exposures and disease risk, misclassification bias can have unpredictable effects, i. Flegal and colleagues investigated misclassification bias in hazard ratios estimates of risk in studies looking at the relationship between body mass index BMI and mortality Flegal et al Misreporting at higher BMI categories tended to bias hazard ratios upwards for some categories, but that effect was counterbalanced or even reversed by misreporting in other BMI categories, in particular, those that affected the reference category.
For example, among healthy male never-smokers, misclassifications affecting the overweight category and the reference categories changed significantly the hazard ratio for overweight from 0.
Both the magnitude and direction of bias varied according to the hazard ratios with the measured data. Because of misclassification effects, self-reported weight and height could not reliably indicate the lowest-risk BMI category. Where an association between a category of body size and a health outcome is found, misclassification bias may have influenced that observation, sometimes increasing a risk estimate, sometimes decreasing it.
This is important because understanding the relationship between obesity and underweight and health is a key factor in public health. The study also highlights that the underlying hazards influence the way that misclassification affects risk estimates in each study, and the necessity to understand misclassification bias within the specific group or population under study and its effect on outcomes.
Preventive steps Prevention of bias from misclassification includes using the most accurate measurements available and thinking carefully about the categorisation of individuals or data points into groups.
Where misclassification bias is suspected, some statistical techniques exist to deal with the bias. Van Walraven investigated two methods to help account for misclassification bias.
In a study of two conditions in separate cohorts: QBA is dependent upon the accuracy of the data when addressing bias. They recommend using values that are actually measured on the population used in the study or ones that are similar to that in the study.
The accuracy of recording each condition was less when using database diagnostic codes than using hospital biochemical data, and measures of disease association with covariables were also substantially affected.
The use of one of two statistical approaches can, but does not always, reduce bias from misclassification. In Catalogue Of Bias Relationship between GSL, QBA, Age and NSAA GSL and QBA from each muscle and on average (Figure 3) showed a linear compression throughout the range of values (rho –, all P QBA from superficial ROIs increased similarly with age and the NSAA on average and in most individual muscles (Table 2, Figure 4).
If QBA provides a valid measure of animals’ emotional state it should distinguish between groups where emotional states have been manipulated. To test this hypothesis, QBA was applied to video-recordings of pigs, following treatment with either saline or the neuroleptic drug Azaperone, in either an open field or elevated plus-maze test.
A Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) of grower pig behavioural expression in either an open field or elevated plus maze identified differences between pigs pre-treated either with the drug Azaperone or with saline.
Nora Bacon is a professor of English and writing program administrator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Her research, begun at UC Berkeley in the s, has examined service-learning pedagogy, the development of "writing agility," and the relationship between texts and the contexts in which they are written and read. This may suggest an important relationship exists between the two chemicals.
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