Attitude toward the development of psychological disorders diagnosis expert system

Juhaina Al-Sabahi, Muna Al-Abri, Wafa Al-Shihi, Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi

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Abstract

Converting human knowledge, in the field of psychology, to an expert system (ES) was the aim of this study. This developed psychological disorders diagnosis ES prototype covers five psychological disorders, which are the most common in Oman according to the domain experts; these disorders are: Self-Deliberate Harm, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Dysthymia and Anorexia Nervosa. The system helps people assess their mental health by identifying the type of the disorder they might possess. The development of such system is very valuable for conservative countries where psychological problems are still not given high recognition and importance, and health privacy, especially psychological health, is still a major concern. This expert system is developed based on the knowledge acquired from human experts in psychology medicine department in a local hospital. After the development of the prototype system, potential users' and other domain experts' attitude toward the system was assessed. This paper discusses the development process of this psychological disorders diagnosis expert system and its potential strengths and risks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVision 2020
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth - Proceedings of the 21st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2013
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages1376-1384
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780982148907
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event21st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jun 27 2013Jun 28 2013

Other

Other21st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period6/27/136/28/13

Keywords

  • Disorder
  • Expert system
  • Knowledge
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Al-Sabahi, J., Al-Abri, M., Al-Shihi, W., & Al-Busaidi, K. A. (2013). Attitude toward the development of psychological disorders diagnosis expert system. In Vision 2020: Innovation, Development Sustainability, and Economic Growth - Proceedings of the 21st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2013 (Vol. 2, pp. 1376-1384). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.