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Authors: Fernando Cassola 1 ; Alexandre Costa 1 ; Ricardo Henriques 1 ; Artur Rocha 1 ; Marlene Sousa 2 ; Pedro Gomes 2 ; Tiago Ferreira 2 ; Carla Cunha 2 and João Salgado 2

Affiliations: 1 INESC TEC - INESC Technology and Science, Portugal ; 2 ISMAI - Instituto Universitário da Maia, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-251-6

Keyword(s): Web-based Platform, Decision Support, Screening, Healthcare, Depression, Suicide.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Business Analytics ; Cardiovascular Technologies ; Computing and Telecommunications in Cardiology ; Data Engineering ; Decision Support Systems ; Decision Support Systems, Remote Data Analysis ; Health Engineering and Technology Applications ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: This work presents a screening and evaluation platform for depression and suicidality that has been tested in the scope of primary healthcare. The main objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of screening processes. A web-based, decision support platform was provided for qualified healthcare professionals. The platform provides several assessment tools for patient evaluation and monitoring of their treatment, along with follow up appointment management. A preliminary evaluation process was carried out to understand the health professional’s satisfaction. This revealed there was general satisfaction with its integrated functions and all the provided methods of assessment. In conclusion, the project sustains the goal of improving the treatment outcomes for clinical depression by refining the screening methods and consequently increase the screening effectiveness and efficiency.

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Cassola, F.; Costa, A.; Henriques, R.; Rocha, A.; Sousa, M.; Gomes, P.; Ferreira, T.; Cunha, C. and Salgado, J. (2017). Screening and Evaluation Platform for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Healthcare.In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-251-6, pages 210-215. DOI: 10.5220/0006369002100215

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author={Fernando Cassola. and Alexandre Costa. and Ricardo Henriques. and Artur Rocha. and Marlene Sousa. and Pedro Gomes. and Tiago Ferreira. and Carla Cunha. and João Salgado.},
title={Screening and Evaluation Platform for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Healthcare},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2017},
pages={210-215},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0006369002100215},
isbn={978-989-758-251-6},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Screening and Evaluation Platform for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Healthcare
SN - 978-989-758-251-6
AU - Cassola, F.
AU - Costa, A.
AU - Henriques, R.
AU - Rocha, A.
AU - Sousa, M.
AU - Gomes, P.
AU - Ferreira, T.
AU - Cunha, C.
AU - Salgado, J.
PY - 2017
SP - 210
EP - 215
DO - 10.5220/0006369002100215

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