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Authors: Francisco Mota 1 ; Nuno Abreu 2 ; Tiago Guimarães 1 and Manuel Filipe Santos 1

Affiliations: 1 Algoritmi Research Centre, University of Minho and Portugal ; 2 Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto and Portugal

Keyword(s): Data Mining, Classification, CRISP-DM, WEKA, Pressure Ulcers.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Artificial Intelligence ; Biomedical Engineering ; Business Analytics ; Business Intelligence ; Data Analytics ; Data Engineering ; Data Mining ; Databases and Information Systems Integration ; Datamining ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Health Information Systems ; Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Predictive Modeling ; Sensor Networks ; Signal Processing ; Soft Computing ; Software Engineering ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: Nurses follow well-defined guidelines in order to avoid the occurrence of pressure ulcers (pU) in patients under their care, not being always successful. This work intends to produce prediction models using Data Mining (DM) techniques in order to anticipate uP treatment. The work was conducted in the Oporto Hospital Center (CHP). For the construction of this DM study, the phases of the CRISP DM methodology were taken into account. In particular, the DM focus is to show that the time factor and frequency of interventions may influence the prediction of pU classification models. To prove this, we used a data set (containing 1339 records) where different classification techniques were applied using WEKA tool. Through the classification technique (decision tree), it was possible to create a guideline that contains all the scenarios and instructions that the professional can use in order to avoid patients to develop pU. For its construction we used the model that presented a higher percen tage of sensitivity (number of positive cases correctly classified as "NO" developed pU). The conclusions were: the factors studied are good predictors of PU and the guideline obtained, through automatic techniques, can help professionals apply care to the patient more quickly. (More)


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Mota, F.; Abreu, N.; Guimarães, T. and Santos, M. (2019). A Data Mining Study on Pressure Ulcers. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA; ISBN 978-989-758-377-3; ISSN 2184-285X, SciTePress, pages 251-258. DOI: 10.5220/0007930002510258

author={Francisco Mota. and Nuno Abreu. and Tiago Guimarães. and Manuel Filipe Santos.},
title={A Data Mining Study on Pressure Ulcers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA},


JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA
TI - A Data Mining Study on Pressure Ulcers
SN - 978-989-758-377-3
IS - 2184-285X
AU - Mota, F.
AU - Abreu, N.
AU - Guimarães, T.
AU - Santos, M.
PY - 2019
SP - 251
EP - 258
DO - 10.5220/0007930002510258
PB - SciTePress