An Ontology-Driven Personalization Framework for Designing Theory-Driven Self-management Interventions
We present a patient-centered self-management framework that aims to assist individuals to achieve self-efficacy in terms of self-management of their chronic condition. We have incorporated an evidence-driven behavior model—i.e. the Social Cognition Theory (SCT)—to personalize the self-management educational content based on the individual’s health and psychosocial profile. We have taken a knowledge management approach to the development of the self-management framework where we have modeled the SCT, educational content and strategies, assessment tools and the personalization logic using an OWL-DL based ontology. The execution of the knowledge encapsulated within the SCT ontology allows for the dynamic generation of a patient’s profile and the selection of the relevant self-management strategies, educational and motivational messages. We applied our self-management framework to develop a self-management program for cardiac conditions.
KeywordsDomain Expert Social Cognitive Theory Health Profile Behavior Profile Personalization Strategy
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