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Automated nursing knowledge classification using indexing

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Date Issued:
2009
Summary:
Promoting healthcare and wellbeing requires the dedication of a multi-tiered health service delivery system, which is comprised of specialists, medical doctors and nurses. A holistic view to a patient care perspective involves emotional, mental and physical healthcare needs, in which caring is understood as the essence of nursing. Properly and efficiently capturing and managing nursing knowledge is essential to advocating health promotion and illness prevention. This thesis proposes a document-indexing framework for automating classification of nursing knowledge based on nursing theory and practice model. The documents defining the numerous categories in nursing care model are structured with the help of expert nurse practitioners and professionals. These documents are indexed and used as a benchmark for the process of automatic mapping of each expression in the assessment form of a patient to the corresponding category in the nursing theory model. As an illustration of the proposed methodology, a prototype application is developed using the Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) technique. The prototype application is tested in a nursing practice environment to validate the accuracy of the proposed algorithm. The simulation results are also compared with an application using Lucene indexing technique that internally uses modified vector space model for indexing. The result comparison showed that the LSI strategy gives 87.5% accurate results compared to the Lucene indexing technique that gives 80% accuracy. Both indexing methods maintain 100% consistency in the results.
Title: Automated nursing knowledge classification using indexing.
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Name(s): Chinchanikar, Sucharita Vijay.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xi, 62 p. : ill. (some col.).
Language(s): English
Summary: Promoting healthcare and wellbeing requires the dedication of a multi-tiered health service delivery system, which is comprised of specialists, medical doctors and nurses. A holistic view to a patient care perspective involves emotional, mental and physical healthcare needs, in which caring is understood as the essence of nursing. Properly and efficiently capturing and managing nursing knowledge is essential to advocating health promotion and illness prevention. This thesis proposes a document-indexing framework for automating classification of nursing knowledge based on nursing theory and practice model. The documents defining the numerous categories in nursing care model are structured with the help of expert nurse practitioners and professionals. These documents are indexed and used as a benchmark for the process of automatic mapping of each expression in the assessment form of a patient to the corresponding category in the nursing theory model. As an illustration of the proposed methodology, a prototype application is developed using the Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) technique. The prototype application is tested in a nursing practice environment to validate the accuracy of the proposed algorithm. The simulation results are also compared with an application using Lucene indexing technique that internally uses modified vector space model for indexing. The result comparison showed that the LSI strategy gives 87.5% accurate results compared to the Lucene indexing technique that gives 80% accuracy. Both indexing methods maintain 100% consistency in the results.
Identifier: 319158140 (oclc), 186677 (digitool), FADT186677 (IID), fau:2892 (fedora)
Note(s): by Sucharita Vijay Chichanikar.
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2009.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Nursing -- Computer-assisted instruction
Data transmission systems
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Nursing assessment -- Digital techniques
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/186677
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Host Institution: FAU