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Authors: Paulo Freitas 1 ; Carlos Henggeler Antunes 2 and Jorge Dias 1

Affiliations: 1 Institute of Systems and Robotics and University of Coimbra, Portugal ; 2 INESC Coimbra and University of Coimbra, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-8425-97-3

Keyword(s): Multi-criteria models, Outranking methods, ELECTRE TRI, Mental disabilities, Alzheimer disease.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Decision Analysis ; Decision Support Systems ; Forecasting ; Information Systems ; Methodologies and Technologies ; Operational Research ; OR in Health ; Pattern Recognition ; Software Engineering

Abstract: A multi-criteria model tackled by an outranking method devoted to the sorting problem is presented to support decision making in assessing individual mental disabilities using information required in the Clinical Dementia Rating scale. This diagnosis process is a critical factor for adapting treatments to the current stage of the disease and improving health care and quality of life. The criteria required in the Clinical Dementia Rating scale have been considered as an input for developing our multi-criteria model, the output of which is the classification of each individual under evaluation in a pre-defined ordered class (category) as an indicator of the revealed level of mental disabilities. A method based on the exploitation of an outranking relation for the sorting problem is used to compare the individual information according to multiple evaluation criteria with reference profiles (specified standards) that define the boundaries of the classes. This methodological approach is su bstantially different from the ones based on the aggregation of the different criteria using weighted-sums to produce a “common value” measure. The method requires meaningful technical parameters, such as weights (herein perceived as true importance coefficients of the multiple evaluation aspects), distinct thresholds to ascertain the outranking classification, and a cutting level establishing the exigency of the classification. A realistic example using the decision support system Iris is presented to illustrate the results. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Freitas, P.; Henggeler Antunes, C. and Dias, J. (2012). A MULTI-CRITERIA SORTING APPROACH FOR DIAGNOSING MENTAL DISABILITIES.In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-8425-97-3, pages 392-398. DOI: 10.5220/0003752303920398

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author={Paulo Freitas. and Carlos Henggeler Antunes. and Jorge Dias.},
title={A MULTI-CRITERIA SORTING APPROACH FOR DIAGNOSING MENTAL DISABILITIES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2012},
pages={392-398},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003752303920398},
isbn={978-989-8425-97-3},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - A MULTI-CRITERIA SORTING APPROACH FOR DIAGNOSING MENTAL DISABILITIES
SN - 978-989-8425-97-3
AU - Freitas, P.
AU - Henggeler Antunes, C.
AU - Dias, J.
PY - 2012
SP - 392
EP - 398
DO - 10.5220/0003752303920398

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