Towards an Argumentation System for Supporting Patients in Self-Managing their Chronic Conditions

Nadin Kokciyan, Isabel Sassoon, Anthony P. Young, Martin Chapman, Talya Porat, Mark Ashworth, Vasa Curcin, Sanjay Modgil, Simon Parsons, Elizabeth Sklar

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Abstract / Description of output

CONSULT is a decision-support framework designed to help patients self-manage chronic conditions and adhere to agreed-upon treatment plans, in collaboration with health-care professionals. The approach taken employs computational argumentation, a logic-based methodology that provides a formal means for reasoning with evidence by substantiating claims for and against particular conclusions. This paper outlines the architecture of CONSULT, illustrating how facts are gathered about the patient and various preferences of the patient and the clinician(s) involved. A logic-based representation of official treatment guidelines by various public health agencies is presented. Logical arguments are constructed from these facts and guidelines; these arguments are analysed to resolve inconsistencies concerning various treatment options and patient/clinician preferences. The claims of the justified arguments are the decisions recommended by CONSULT. A clinical example is presented which illustrates the use of CONSULT within the context of blood pressure management for secondary stroke prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Workshops of the The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
PublisherThe AAAI Press
Pages455-462
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-57735-801-5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2018
EventHealth Intelligence Workshop at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20183 Feb 2018
http://w3phiai2018.w3phi.com/

Publication series

Name
PublisherAAAI
ISSN (Electronic)2374-3468

Workshop

WorkshopHealth Intelligence Workshop at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Abbreviated titleW3PHIAI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period2/02/183/02/18
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Argumentation
  • Decision-Support
  • Healthcare
  • Self-Management

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