International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 13, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 1176 - 1197

Group Decision Algorithm for Aged Healthcare Product Purchase Under q-Rung Picture Normal Fuzzy Environment Using Heronian Mean Operator

Authors
Zaoli Yang1, Xin Li1, ORCID, Harish Garg2, *, ORCID, Rui Peng1, Shaomin Wu3, Lucheng Huang1
1College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
2School of Mathematics, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Deemed University, Patiala 147004, India
3Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FS, United Kingdom
*Corresponding author. Email: harishg58iitr@gmail.com
Corresponding Author
Harish Garg
Received 11 February 2020, Accepted 27 July 2020, Available Online 18 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.d.200803.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Aged healthcare product purchase; Group decision-making; q-rung picture normal fuzzy sets; Heronian mean operators
Abstract

With the intensification of the aging, the health issue of the elderly is arousing public concern increasingly. Various healthcare products for the elderly are emerging from the market, thus how to select suitable aged healthcare product is critical to the well-being of the elderly. In the literature, nonetheless, a comprehensive and standardized evaluation framework to support healthcare product purchase decision for the aged is currently lacking. This paper proposes a novel group decision-making method to aid the decision-making of aged healthcare product purchase based on q-rung picture normal fuzzy Heronian mean (q-RPtNoFHM) operators. In it, firstly, a new fuzzy variable called the q-rung picture normal fuzzy set (q-RPtNoFS) is defined to reasonably describe different responses to healthcare product evaluation, for which, some definitions including operational laws, a score function, and an accuracy function of q-RPtNoFSs are introduced. Then, two q-RPtNoFHM operators are presented to aggregate group decision information. In addition, some properties of q-RPtNoFHM operators, such as monotonicity, commutativity, and idempotency, are discussed. Finally, an example on antihypertensive drugs purchase is gave to illustrate the practicality of the proposed method, and conduct sensitivity analysis to analyze the effectiveness and flexibility of proposed methods.

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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
13 - 1
Pages
1176 - 1197
Publication Date
2020/08/18
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijcis.d.200803.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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