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Developing quantitative tools for asthma forecast in London using weather and air quality (2012)
Thesis
Soyiri, I. N. (2017). Developing quantitative tools for asthma forecast in London using weather and air quality. (Thesis). Monash University Malaysia. Retrieved from https://hull-repository...ribe.com/output/1759965

The thesis examines approaches to the forecasting of respiratory events, generally hospital admissions for asthma, but also mortality. The focus of the thesis is forecasting accuracy rather than model specification per se. The thesis is a compilation... Read More

Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive (2012)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2012). Humans as Animal Sentinels for Forecasting Asthma Events: Helping Health Services Become More Responsive. PloS one, 7(10), e47823. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047823

The concept of forecasting asthma using humans as animal sentinels is uncommon. This study explores the plausibility of predicting future asthma daily admissions using retrospective data in London (2005-2006). Negative binomial regressions were used... Read More

Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London (2012)
Journal Article
Reidpath, D. D., & Soyiri, I. N. (2012). Semistructured black-box prediction: proposed approach for asthma admissions in London. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 693-705. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S34647

Asthma is a global public health problem and the most common chronic disease among children. The factors associated with the condition are diverse, and environmental factors appear to be the leading cause of asthma exacerbation and its worsening dise... Read More

Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models (2012)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2013). Forecasting peak asthma admissions in London: an application of quantile regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology, 57(4), 569-578. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-012-0584-0

Asthma is a chronic condition of great public health concern globally. The associated morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation place an enormous burden on healthcare infrastructure and services. This study demonstrates a multistage quantile re... Read More

An overview of health forecasting (2012)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2013). An overview of health forecasting. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12199-012-0294-6

Health forecasting is a novel area of forecasting, and a valuable tool for predicting future health events or situations such as demands for health services and healthcare needs. It facilitates preventive medicine and health care intervention strateg... Read More

Evolving forecasting classifications and applications in health forecasting (2012)
Journal Article
Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2012). Evolving forecasting classifications and applications in health forecasting. International Journal of General Medicine, 5, 381-389. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S31079

Health forecasting forewarns the health community about future health situations and disease episodes so that health systems can better allocate resources and manage demand. The tools used for developing and measuring the accuracy and validity of hea... Read More

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009) (2012)
Journal Article
Dongdem, J. T., Kampo, S., Soyiri, I. N., Asebga, P. N., Ziem, J. B., & Sagoe, K. (2012). Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009). BMC research notes, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-115

Background: Despite education and availability of drugs and vaccines, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is still the most common severe liver infection in the world accounting for >1 million annual deaths worldwide. Transfusion of infected blood, unprotected s... Read More