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Proceedings of the 11 International

Summary: Proceedings of the 11
Symposium on Health Information
Management Research iSHIMR 2006
Tailoring Cardiovascular Risk Management
Educational Interventions: A Synergy of
SCORE Risk Assessment and Behaviour
Change Model
Selena Davis and Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
Health Informatics Laboratory, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax,
NS, B3H 1W5, Canada, {sdavis,sraza}@cs.dal.ca
Quality and timely patient education can reduce cardiovascular risk. The PULSE
(Personalization Using Linkages of SCORE and behaviour change readiness to web-
based Education) project objectives are to generate and evaluate a web-based
personalized educational intervention for the management of cardiovascular risk. The
program is based on a patient profile generated by combining: (a) an electronic data
capture template (DCT); (b) the Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE)
algorithm for ten-year risk assessment for fatal cardiovascular disease; and (c) a


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


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences