Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests Using Information Theory for Multi-Class Diagnostic Problems and its Application for the Detection of Occlusal Caries Lesions

Arslan U. E. , KARAAGAOGLU E., Ozkan G., Kanlı A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.31, sa.3, ss.214-218, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2014.13218
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.214-218


Background: Several methods are available to evaluate the performance of the tests when the purpose of the diagnostic test is to discriminate between two possible disease states. However multi-class diagnostic problems frequently appear in many areas of medical science. Hence, there is a need for methods which will enable us to characterize the accuracy of diagnostic tests when there are more than two possible disease states.