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This paper outlines how to compute community priority indices in the context of multicriteria decision making in community settings. A simple R function was developed and validated with community needs assessment data. Particularly, the first part of this paper briefly overviews the existing methods for priority setting and reviews the utility of a multicriteria decision-making approach for community-based prioritization. The second part illustrates how community priority indices can be calculated using the freely available R program to handle community data by showing the computational and mathematical steps of CPI (Community Priority Index) with bootstrapped 95% confidence intervals.
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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, v. 2015, art. 347501
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Salihu, Hamisu M.; Salinas-Miranda, Abraham A.; Paothong, Arnut; Wang, Wei; and King, Lindsey M., "Community-Based Decision Making and Priority Setting Using the R Software: The Community Priority Index" (2015). Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty Publications. 15.