Prostate Cancer Decision Support System

GMU Project Class Fall 2011

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Prostate Cancer

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DSS Walkthrough

DSS Walkthrough Part II

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Home

Members

Prostate Cancer

Solution

Deliverables

Schedule

DSS Walkthrough

DSS Walkthrough Part II

Works Cited and Links

DSS

The problem discussed above can be addressed by developing a Decision Support System (DSS) that:

 

1. Can be completed by a patient without any outside help (all the information they need to know is contained within the system)

 

2. Uses data from prostate cancer patients to calculate fields for the model (probability of cancer recurrence, probability of a side effect, etc)

 

3. Elicits the userís health profile (specifically prostate cancer information) and the their preferences concerning prostate cancer treatments

 

4. Accurately assigns weights to the userís preferences for prostate cancer treatment side effects

 

5.Accurately assigns weights to the userís preferences for the following factors:

- Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Treatment (Probability of Recurrence)

- Treatment Recovery Time

- Tolerance to Side Effects

 

6. Scores the treatments based on the weights and measures of treatment criteria

 

7. Presents the results to the user in a clear manner that allows them to have informed discussions with their doctor about possible treatments

Solution