A Quantitative Analysis of Patients’ Narratives of Heart Failure

Sabita Acharya, Barbara Di Eugenio, Andrew Boyd, Richard Cameron, Karen Dunn Lopez, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, Debaleena Chattopadhyay, Pantea Habibi, Carolyn Dickens, Haleh Vatani, Amer Ardati


Abstract
Patients with chronic conditions like heart failure are the most likely to be re-hospitalized. One step towards avoiding re-hospitalization is to devise strategies for motivating patients to take care of their own health. In this paper, we perform a quantitative analysis of patients’ narratives of their experience with heart failure and explore the different topics that patients talk about. We compare two different groups of patients- those unable to take charge of their illness, and those who make efforts to improve their health. We will use the findings from our analysis to refine and personalize the summaries of hospitalizations that our system automatically generates.
Anthology ID:
W19-5928
Volume:
Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue
Month:
September
Year:
2019
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Stockholm, Sweden
Editors:
Satoshi Nakamura, Milica Gasic, Ingrid Zuckerman, Gabriel Skantze, Mikio Nakano, Alexandros Papangelis, Stefan Ultes, Koichiro Yoshino
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SIGDIAL
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SIGDIAL
Publisher:
Association for Computational Linguistics
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232–238
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-5928
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W19-5928
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Sabita Acharya, Barbara Di Eugenio, Andrew Boyd, Richard Cameron, Karen Dunn Lopez, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth, Debaleena Chattopadhyay, Pantea Habibi, Carolyn Dickens, Haleh Vatani, and Amer Ardati. 2019. A Quantitative Analysis of Patients’ Narratives of Heart Failure. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, pages 232–238, Stockholm, Sweden. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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A Quantitative Analysis of Patients’ Narratives of Heart Failure (Acharya et al., SIGDIAL 2019)
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