Personal Context Profile for Personalizing Clinical Guidelines

Adi Fux, Mor Peleg, Pnina Soffer, Sagit Zolotov, Eddy Karnieli

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One of the greatest challenges facing physicians and chronic patients is sustaining patient adherence to treatment recommendations over time. Surveys (Van Dulmen et al., 2007) made in various countries indicate a sad situation where less than half of the chronically ill patients adhere to the treatment recommendations given by medical staff. Patients struggle to meet
long-term recommendations as they might contradict their desire to maintain their daily routine. Our study (Fux, Peleg, & Soffer, 2012) and other surveys (Vermeire, Hearnshaw, Van Royen, & Denekens, 2001)(Mcdonald & Garg, 2002) suggest that one of the main reasons is patients personal constraints, which can vary over time. Many physicians recognize this conflict and try to adjust long-term treatment recommendations to accommodate the patient's lifestyle and habits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems (ILAIS) Conference July 1 2013
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013


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