BYU

Abstract by Matt Drewes

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Presenter's Name

Matt Drewes

Degree Level

Masters

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Department

Statistics

Faculty Advisor

Natalie Blades

Title

A Multivariate Approach to Diagnostic Research

Abstract

A discussion of the nature of diagnostic research, followed by a simulation of the clinical diagnostic workup using Bayesian logistic regression to model malaria presence in young West African children. The added value of three candidate tests is assessed by comparing the predictive performance of a model with each test relative to a base model with only patient history.