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# Re: st: Simplification of formula in logistic regression

 From SR Millis To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Simplification of formula in logistic regression Date Sun, 15 May 2011 08:39:43 -0700 (PDT)

```Mikkel,

I have found nomograms helpful in this regard.  Frank Harrell, in his book, "Regression Modeling Strategies," shows you how to draw a nomogram from the logistic regression function.  This is done in R using Harrell's rms library, which, I believe has replaced his earlier Design and Hmisc libraries.

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--- On Sun, 5/15/11, Mikkel Brabrand <mikkel@brabrand.net> wrote:

> From: Mikkel Brabrand <mikkel@brabrand.net>
> Subject: st: Simplification of formula in logistic regression
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011, 10:43 AM
> All,
>
> I have performed a logistic regression analysis including
> five variables and one outcome. However, I would like to
> simplify the formula significantly for clinical use. So,
> instead of the formula been something like
> -12.22+2.33*systolic blood pressure-1.21*temperature etc., I
> would like to make a scoring system where the score is
> calculated on basis of the measured values of the vital
> signs.
>
> An example could be something like this
>
> .................2 points..1 point...0 points...1
> point.....2 points
>
> Pulse
> ...........-30........31-50....51-100....101-200..201-
>
> Sys. BP.........-60........61-100..101-200...201-
>
> However, I have no idea how to find the optimal cut-off
> points. Do any of you have a suggestion how to do this
> statistically correct?
>
>
>
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