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Subjective Symptoms Acquisition System in a Health Promotion System for the Elderly
07 February 2018 (online)
A previous report was concerned with the evaluation of quality of life using a Health Promotion System for the Elderly. In the present report, we describe one part of that system: a subjective symptoms acquisition and reporting system.
The main purpose of this system is to permit any physician or nurse to uniformly employ questionnaires to acquire accurate subjective symptoms. This system is applied in three steps. First, the subjective answers to 21 questions displayed on a personal computer are obtained. These answers correspond to the basic subjective symptoms. Second, if a basic subjective symptom is “positive”, more detailed questions are automatically generated. Finally, clear sentences regarding subjective symptoms are generated and output as a “finding report”.
This information is helpful to physicians and nurses in their health-counseling work. An artificial intelligence (AI) program based on “XpertRule” produces detailed questions which are generated by an interactive questionnaire using branching logical rules.
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