We propose simple inferential approaches for the fixed effects in complex functional mixed effects models. We estimate the fixed effects under the independence of functional residuals assumption and then bootstrap independent units (e.g. subjects) to conduct inference on the fixed effects parameters. Simulations show excellent coverage probability of the confidence intervals and size of tests for the fixed effects model parameters. Methods are motivated by and applied to the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, though they are applicable to other studies that collect correlated functional data.

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