Title: Fuzzy Measure of Multiple Risk Factors in the Prediction of Osteoporotic Fractures
Keywords: Bone fracture, Early prediction, Fuzzy measure

Abstract: Progress in the study of osteoporosis can only be made if its symptons can be diagnosed before bone fractures occur. However, osteoporotic fractures still remain unpredicted at large because the conditions leading to such fractures are due to multiple factors which are partially understood and incomplete.This paper utilizes the theory of fuzzy measures to study the interactions of multiple fracture-risk factors. In a particular case study, we identified several subsets of risk factors that both have higher impact factors than those with the inclusion of bone-mineral densit(BMD) measurement and can be easily assessed by routine clinical practice.The results have shown a potential application of the fuzzy model for identifying the importance of the interactions of multiple risk factors being not associated with BMD measurements.



    9th WSEAS International Conference on FUZZY SYSTEMS (FS’08), pp. 171-177, 2008, Bulgaria,

    Вид: публикация в национален форум