Determination of weights for health-related quality of life indicators among ischemic heart disease patients: A fuzzy decision-making method / Siti Hawa Baharuddin

Baharuddin, Siti Hawa (2018) Determination of weights for health-related quality of life indicators among ischemic heart disease patients: A fuzzy decision-making method / Siti Hawa Baharuddin. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

One of the significant cunent discussions in the health fraternity is about Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). It consists of multidimensional indicators and serves the purpose of evaluating health quality among patients. Patients’ perceptions of the impact of disease and treatment and the indicators such as physical, psychological, social function and wellbeing are investigated. However, there is no clear suggestions of which indicators contributed more than other because the arbitrary nature of HRQoL paves the way for fuzzy theory in evaluation of indicators. This paper described the application of fuzzy decision making method in ranking indicators of HRQoL among Ischemic Heart Disease patients. Four experts in health fraternity were selected as decision makers to extract information about health related status of Ischemic Heart disease (IHD) patients over eight indicators of HRQoL. The decision makers were required to rate the regularity of experiencing health-related problems in linguistic judgement among the patients. The five linguistic variables are the input data to a modified version of Fuzzy Simple Additive Weight decision making model. The modified six-step method was possible to tap the extent of decision maker’s opinions on the severity of HRQoL experienced by the patients. It is shown from this study that social functioning recorded the highest problematic level while the indicator of role-physical recorded the lowest problematic level experienced by the IHD patients. The ranking obtained indicates the impact of the indicators to health quality specifically the Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) patients.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Baharuddin, Siti Hawa2015409376
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Thesis advisorAbdullah, Nur Solihah KhadhiahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic Computers. Computer Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines > Electronic Computers. Computer Science > Algorithms
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Kuala Terengganu Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computational Mathematics
Item ID: 40001
Uncontrolled Keywords: health fraternity ; disease and treatment ; psychological ; social function ; Ischemic Heart Disease
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40001

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