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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 8

Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

A Conception of Pairwise Comparisons Model for Selection of Appropriate Body Surface Area Calculation Formula

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F146

Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 303308 ()

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Abstract. Body surface area (BSA) may be computed using a variety of formulas, but the computed BSA differ from real BSA values for particular subjects. This is presented in the paper by computing BSA values for selected subject and comparing them to the real BSA value obtained with the use of a 3D body scanner. The results show inequalities in the relevant BSA computing formulas. Hence, there is a need to determine a method that will allow to select the best formula for calculating BSA in a particular case. For this purpose, the pairwise comparisons (PC) method is suggested. This article presents a proposition of using consistency-driven PC, as well as the basic and most important aspects of using PC to determine the appropriate BSA calculation formula.


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