Risk of falling in older women II

Laura Armas, Joan Lappe, Maureen Boyce, Mark Byrne, Asia A. Inagaki, Shih Chuan Cheng, Davender S. Malik, John N. Mordeson

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We examine the five methods for determining the degree of the risk of falling in older women. These five methods are the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), the Guiasu method, the Yen method, the set-valued statistical method, and the Dempster-Shafer method. We consider the weight of importance of the experts involved. We show that the coefficients of the factors for the risk of falling for the AHP equation may be different than those determined by the weighted AHP method, but that they remain exactly the same for the Guiasu, Yen, and set-valued statistical methods. We also determine conditions under which the coefficients of the factors are the same for the weighted AHP, Guiasu, Yen, and set-valued statistical methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-227
Number of pages11
JournalNew Mathematics and Natural Computation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 28 2015


  • AHP method
  • Guiasu method
  • Risk of falling
  • Yen method
  • age
  • history of fractures
  • medication use
  • serum 25-OHD level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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