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Agent-based Modelling for the Self-Management of Chronic Diseases: An Exploratory Study

Sara Montagna, Andrea Omicini
The impact of mobile technologies on healthcare is particularly evident in the case of self-management of chronic diseases, where they can decrease spending and improve life quality of patients. We propose the adoption of agent-based modelling and simulation techniques as built-in tools to dynamically monitor patient health state and provide recommendations for self-management. To demonstrate the feasibility of our proposal we focus on Type 1 diabetes mellitus as our case study, and provide simulation results where the dynamic evolution of signal parameters is shown in the case of healthy and Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, focussing in particular on the beneficial effects that self-management interventions have on plasma glucose values.
Keywords: Agent-based modelling, healthcare, self-management
Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International 93(9), pages 781-793, September 2017.
Tülay Yıldırım, Giancarlo Fortino (eds.), SAGE
Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Modeling and Simulation
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