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McClean, S. I. (Sally I.)

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Works: 27 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 744 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Programmed instructional materials  Software 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by S. I McClean
Statistical techniques for manpower planning by David J Bartholomew( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent patient management by Janusz Kacprzyk( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably medicine is either an arts-based science or a science-based art. In medieval times, clinical decisions were based on simple measures, such as the temperature of the body, the rhythm of the pulse, the consistency of the stool and the colour of the urine. Nowadays, thanks partly to modern technology, medical science has improved in many ways, as has healthcare. In particular, approaches which have their origins in Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research have a significant contribution to make in terms of improving not only diagnosis and treatment of patients, but also providing ways of managing patients in a more effective, more efficient, and more patient-friendly manner. This book focuses on the use of such Intelligent Patient Management to the benefit of clinicians, other healthcare and community practitioners and managers, patients and carers
Modelling hospital resource use : a differennt approach to the planning and control of health care systems( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces a new method of measuring performance in hospitals. The method of measurement is similar to those used in pharmacokinetics. The method is based on an observation that the pattern of bed occupancy in hospitals has a shape, that can be expressed mathematically using mixed exponential equations. The parameters of the mixed exponential equation that best fit the observed duration of stay in the occupied beds can be used to calculate bed usage statistics, such as: the number of admissions per day; the average length of stay of short- and long-stay patients; the percentage of patients being admitted who will become long-stay; and the benefit to be gained by increasing the number being rehabilitated. Furthermore, because the calculations are based on dynamics rather than statics "what-if" questions can be posed
Questionnaire design : a practical introduction by Noel Wilson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go with the flow : a systems approach to healthcare planning( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory data analysis using Minitab version 1.1 : computer based tutorial by Ian Cantley( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied stochastic models and data analysis : 'the ins and outs of solving real problems' : proceedings of the seventh international symposium, Dublin, Ireland June 12-15, 1995 by International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to inferential statistics by Nuala Colgan( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This computer-based tutorial introduces the basic ideas and applications of statistical hypothesis testing with reference to the statistical package Minitab. It focuses on the practical aspects of the subject and aims to provide the user with an intuitive understanding of the statistical concepts involved
Computer based tutorial for SPSS Data Entry II by Trevor McMullan( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference on applied statistics in Ireland 93 : abstracts by Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to regression analysis by Sharon Gleeson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data types and experimental design : computer based tutorial by Edel Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to regression analysis( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis : Dublin, 12-15 June 1995 by International Symposium on ASMDA( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory data analysis using Minitab version 1.1 : computer based tutorial( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A duration-based online reminder system( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<Title><x>Abstract</x></title><sec><title>Purpose</title>Persons with a cognitive impairment, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease, suffer from deficiencies in cognitive skills which reduce their independence; such patients can benefit from the provision of further assistance such as reminders for carrying out instrumental activities of daily living (iADLs). In this paper we discuss an online sensor-based support system which we believe can be useful in such scenarios.</sec><sec><title>Design/methodology/approach</title>The system proposed processes data from a network of sensors that have the capability of sensing user interactions and on-going iADLs in the living environment itself. A probabilistic learning model is built that computes joint probability distributions over different activities representing users’ behavioural patterns in performing activities. This probability model can underpin an intervention framework that prompts the user with the next step in the iADL when inactivity is being observed. This prompt for the next step is inferred from the conditional probability taken into consideration the iADL steps that have already been completed, in addition to contextual information relating to the time of day and the amount of time already spent on the activity. The originality of the work lies in combining partially observed sensor sequences and duration data associated with the iADLs. The prediction of the next step is then adjusted as further steps are completed and more time is spent towards the completion of the activity, thus updating the confidence that the prediction is correct. A reminder is only issued when there has been sufficient inactivity on the part of the patient and the confidence is high that the prediction is correct.</sec><sec><title>Findings</title>Our results verify that by including duration information the prediction accuracy of the model is increased and the confidence level for the next step in the iADL is also increased. As such, there is approximately a 10% rise in the prediction performance in the case of single sensor activation in comparison to an alternative approach which did not consider activity durations. Conclusions: We conclude that incorporating progressive duration information into partially observed sensor sequences of iADLs has the potential to increase performance of a reminder system for patients with a cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease.</sec><sec><title>Originality/value</title>Activity duration information can be a potential feature in measuring the performance of a user and distinguishing different activities. Our results verify that by including duration information the prediction accuracy of the model is increased and the confidence level for the next step in the activity is also increased. The use of duration information in online prediction of activities can also be associated to monitoring the deterioration in cognitive abilities and in making a decision about the level of assistance required. Such improvements have significance in building more accurate reminder systems that precisely predict activities and assist its users, thus, improving the overall support provided for living independently.</sec>
The data mining report by S. I McClean( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introductory data analysis using Minitab : computer based tutorial( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: Fifteenth Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA2013) Conference by ASMDA( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intelligent Decision Support Systems for Medicine: Inherent Performance Evaluation( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researchers in the artificial intelligence community, who design decision support systems for medicine, are aware of the need for response to real clinical issues, in a problem driven approach, rather than just an academic exercise. They recognize that their systems need to meet the specific goals of the domain requirements and also to have been thoroughly evaluated, for acceptability. Attempts at compliance, however, are hampered by lack of guidelines. Evaluation can be thought of as being subjectivist and objectivist. Subjectivist evaluation appears to be addressed in the literature and also some objectivist evaluation, but the core evaluation of performance accuracy appears to be the area that receives least attention in evaluation papers. It is hoped to rectify this, by concentrating on the methodology of formal qualitative evaluation and disseminating the information, allowing progression towards the production of guidelines for a sufficiency of performance evaluation. Not carrying out this core evaluation avoids answering: Does the system do what it claims? and is it more accurate than current methods? Such questioning is essential for giving evidence that a real, scientific process has been applied to meet the safety-critical requirements of medical systems
 
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Statistical techniques for manpower planning
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MacClean, Sally

Mc Clean, Sally

McClean, S. I.

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McClean, Sally Ida

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Intelligent patient managementQuestionnaire design : a practical introduction