A decision support tool for supporting individuals living with long-term conditions make informed choices: LTC-Choices tool for continuous healthcare

Julie Cowie, Frada Burstein

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    Abstract

    An increasing number of individuals are now living with some form of chronic, long-term condition (LTC). The holistic perspective of LTCs makes it important to acknowledge that priorities and decisions are in fluctuation over the course of an individual’s life. The landscape of digital healthcare is full of information systems that capture individuals’ health data, clinical guidelines and/or advice on health conditions, which taken together can help create a comprehensive overview of suitable lifestyle choices to optimise health and well-being. Despite this, there is no evidence of existing frameworks to support individuals living with LTCs from a continuum of care perspective. In this paper, we propose such a multidimensional model for a decision support tool–LTC-Choices. This tool was developed from existing work conducted by the authors around use of multicriteria to support health decision-making. We illustrate how LTC-Choices can be implemented using the example of individuals living post-stroke.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP DSS 2018
    Subtitle of host publication19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems
    EditorsMarko Bohanec, Martin Žnidaršič, Biljana Mileva Boshkoska, Frédéric Adam
    Place of PublicationMilton Park OX UK
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages123-131
    Number of pages9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventIFIP International Conference on Decision Support Systems 2018 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
    Conference number: 19th
    http://ifip2018dss.ijs.si/

    Publication series

    NameJournal of Decision Systems
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    NumberS1
    Volume27
    ISSN (Print)1246-0125

    Conference

    ConferenceIFIP International Conference on Decision Support Systems 2018
    Abbreviated titleIFIP DSS 2018
    CountrySlovenia
    CityLjubljana
    Period13/06/1815/06/18
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • decision making
    • digital health
    • long-term condition
    • Multicriteria
    • stroke

    Cite this

    Cowie, J., & Burstein, F. (2018). A decision support tool for supporting individuals living with long-term conditions make informed choices: LTC-Choices tool for continuous healthcare. In M. Bohanec, M. Žnidaršič, B. Mileva Boshkoska, & F. Adam (Eds.), Proceedings of the IFIP DSS 2018: 19th Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems (pp. 123-131). (Journal of Decision Systems; Vol. 27, No. S1). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/12460125.2018.1460157