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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9832-9847; doi:10.3390/ijerph120809832

Monitoring and Prognosis System Based on the ICF for People with Traumatic Brain Injury

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eHealth Department, Eurecat, Roc Boronat, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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Institut Guttmann, Institut Universitari de Neurorehabilitació adscrit a la UAB, Camí de Can Ruti, SN 08916, Badalona, Spain
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1000001 Labs, Alzina 52, 08024 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 29 June 2015 / Revised: 2 August 2015 / Accepted: 13 August 2015 / Published: 18 August 2015
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Abstract

The objective of this research is to provide a standardized platform to monitor and predict indicators of people with traumatic brain injury using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and analyze its potential benefits for people with disabilities, health centers and administrations. We developed a platform that allows automatic standardization and automatic graphical representations of indicators of the status of individuals and populations. We used data from 730 people with acquired brain injury performing periodic comprehensive evaluations in the years 2006–2013. Health professionals noted that the use of color-coded graphical representation is useful for quickly diagnose failures, limitations or restrictions in rehabilitation. The prognosis system achieves 41% of accuracy and sensitivity in the prediction of emotional functions, and 48% of accuracy and sensitivity in the prediction of executive functions. This monitoring and prognosis system has the potential to: (1) save costs and time, (2) provide more information to make decisions, (3) promote interoperability, (4) facilitate joint decision-making, and (5) improve policies of socioeconomic evaluation of the burden of disease. Professionals found the monitoring system useful because it generates a more comprehensive understanding of health oriented to the profile of the patients, instead of their diseases and injuries. View Full-Text
Keywords: international classification of functioning; disability and health; medical records; information systems; brain injuries; prognosis; public health international classification of functioning; disability and health; medical records; information systems; brain injuries; prognosis; public health
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Subirats, L.; Lopez-Blazquez, R.; Ceccaroni, L.; Gifre, M.; Miralles, F.; García-Rudolph, A.; Tormos, J.M. Monitoring and Prognosis System Based on the ICF for People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 9832-9847.

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