International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Contact Us

IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

An Integrated Biostatistical Approach To Reveal The Health Status Among Elderly People At Receiving Home Care

[Full Text]



Wan Muhamad Amir W Ahmad, Muhammad Azeem Yaqoob, Rabiatul Adawiyah Abdul Rohim, Farah Muna Mohamad Ghazali, Nor Azlida Aleng



Multilayer perceptron, principle components analysis, correlation analysis, and decision tree analysis.



This paper examines the factors influencing the health status among the elderly at Rumah Seri Kenangan (RSK), Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan and RSK Bedong, Kedah. Correlation Analysis (CA), Decision Tree Analysis (DTA), Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were used to determine the factor that might be associated with the health among the elderlies in both RSK. Through these methodologies, the health status factor will be assessed and validate simultaneously. Results from these analyses will be used as a benchmark for the decision making especially among the decision-maker to improve the level of quality which given to the elderly. The utmost finding from this study, it provides very useful information to the health caregiver for future management action plan and to improve the existing management system of an elderly.



[1] Alexopoulos, G. S. (1992). Geriatric depression reaches maturity. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 7, 305–306.
[2] Blazer, D. (1999) EURODEP Consortium and late life depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 284–285.
[3] Cybenko, G. (1989). Approximation by superpositions of a sigmoidal function Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, 2(4), 303–314.
[4] DJS Research, (2019). Correlation Analysis - Market Research. https://www.djsresearch.co.uk/glossary/item/correlation-analysis-market-research [13 November 2019].
[5] Hastie, T. Tibshirani, R., Friedman, J. (2009).The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction. Springer, New York.
[6] Honorato D.S.D.C.V., Rossato S.l., Fuchs F., Harzheim E., Fuchs S.(2013). Assessment of primary health care received by the elderly and health related quality of life: A crosssectional study. BMC Public Health, 13:605.
[7] Masur, D.M., Sliwinski, M., Lipton, R.B., Blau, A.D. and Crystal, H.A.(1994). Neuropsychological prediction of dementia and the absence of dementia in healthy elderly persons. Neurology, 44(8), pp.1427-1427.
[8] Namrata V., Han G. (2016). Correlated - PCA: Principal Components’ Analysis when Data and Noise are Correlated. https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.04320 [13 November 2019].
[9] Pizzi N.J., Somorjai R.L., Pedrycz W. (2006).Classifying Biomedical Spectra Using Stochastic Feature Selection and Parallelized Multi-Layer Perceptrons. Modern Information Processing. Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2006, pp. 383-393.
[10] Ripley B.D. (1994). Neural networks and related methods for classification. J. Royal Statistical Society [B], 56, pp. 409-456.
[11] Rosenblatt, Frank. X. (1961). Principles of Neurodynamics: Perceptrons and the Theory of Brain Mechanisms. Spartan Books, Washington DC.
[12] Rubenstein L., Calkins D., Greenfield S., Jette A., Meenan R.f., Nevins M. E. Al.(1989). Health status assessment for elderly patients. Report of the Society of General Internal Medicine Task Force on Health Assessment. J Am Geriatr Soc, 37:562–569.
[13] Rumelhart, D. E., Geoffrey E. H., and Williams R. J.(1986). Learning Internal Representations by Error Propagation. David E. Rumelhart, James L. McClelland, and the PDP research group. (editors), Parallel distributed processing: Explorations in the microstructure of cognition, Volume 1: Foundation. MIT Press, 1986.
[14] Stuck A., Walthert J., Nikolaus T, Büla C., Hohmann C., Beckjc. (1999) Risk factors for functional status decline in community living elderly people: A systematic literature review. Soc Sci Med., 48:445–469.