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dc.contributor.authorHaan BJ de
dc.contributor.authorHeisterkamp SH
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-12T17:08:09Z
dc.date.available2012-12-12T17:08:09Z
dc.date.issued1990-11-30
dc.identifier958501003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/258483
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dc.description.abstractExtrapolation of logistic functions fitting current AIDS incidence data has been used as a prediction tool. We investigate the mathematical characteristics of these functions and show an application on the AIDS incidence data of the Amsterdam region. Furthermore, we develop a deterministic model, explicitly taking into account some main processes which affect the development and spreading of AIDS. It is assumed that the processes of incubation and immigration into c.q. withdrawal from the at-risk population can be modelled in a distributed way. Under various severe restrictions this model has the logistic function as a solution. The analytical solution to the model proposed by Birkhead is shown to give irrealistic results for long term predictions. The linear logistic function is found to be perfectly suited for calibration of the parameters of the deterministic model. The advantage of the use of the deterministic model over the extrapolation of a curve fitting function lies in the possibility of using parameters sets that vary in time. The possible applicaton of the presented method as an improved tool for short term AIDS incidence prediction is discussed.
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dc.format.extent20 p
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofRIVM Rapport 958501003
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/958501003.html
dc.subject04nl
dc.subjectaids incidence predictionnl
dc.subjectcurve fittingnl
dc.subjectdeterministic modelling; epidemiologynl
dc.subjectmathematical biologynl
dc.subjectaids incidentie verwachting; deterministische modellennl
dc.subjectepidemiologienl
dc.subjectmathematische biologienl
dc.titleImprovement of short term AIDS incidence predictions by relating the logistic functions used for curve fitting actual data with a deterministic model describing the AIDS epidemicen
dc.title.alternativeVerbetering van korte termijn AIDS incidentie verwachtingen door een verbinding te leggen tussen de logistische functies die voor curve fitting van actuele gegevens gebruikt worden en een deterministisch model dat de AIDS-epidemie beschrijftnl
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dc.date.updated2012-12-12T17:08:09Z
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html.description.abstractExtrapolation of logistic functions fitting current AIDS incidence data has been used as a prediction tool. We investigate the mathematical characteristics of these functions and show an application on the AIDS incidence data of the Amsterdam region. Furthermore, we develop a deterministic model, explicitly taking into account some main processes which affect the development and spreading of AIDS. It is assumed that the processes of incubation and immigration into c.q. withdrawal from the at-risk population can be modelled in a distributed way. Under various severe restrictions this model has the logistic function as a solution. The analytical solution to the model proposed by Birkhead is shown to give irrealistic results for long term predictions. The linear logistic function is found to be perfectly suited for calibration of the parameters of the deterministic model. The advantage of the use of the deterministic model over the extrapolation of a curve fitting function lies in the possibility of using parameters sets that vary in time. The possible applicaton of the presented method as an improved tool for short term AIDS incidence prediction is discussed.


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