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Adaptive Patient Education Framework Featuring Personalized Cardiovascular Risk Management
 

Summary: Adaptive Patient Education Framework Featuring
Personalized Cardiovascular Risk Management
Interventions
Selena Davis and Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
Health Informatics Laboratory, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5 {sdavis, sraza}@cs.dal.ca
Abstract. The PULSE project objectives are to generate and evaluate a web-
based personalized educational intervention for the management of
cardiovascular risk. We present a web-based adaptive hypermedia system to
create and deliver the personalized education material to the patient. The
adaptive personalization framework is based on a patient profile created by
combining an electronic patient data capture template, the Systematic COronary
Risk Evaluation (SCORE) algorithm, and a Stage of behaviour Change
determination model. The interventions are designed to address both medical
and psychosocial aspects of risk management and, as such, we combine staged
lifestyle modification materials and non-staged messages based on Canadian
clinical guidelines to motivate personal risk management.
1. Introduction
Patient education, especially for chronic health conditions, is becoming increasingly
complex because the educational content needs to conform to the longitudinal

  

Source: Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza - Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences