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A personalized approach for predicting the effect of aerobic exercise on blood pressure using a Fuzzy Inference System.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22256270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Regular aerobic exercise is a recommended treatment for elevated blood pressure (BP). However, making permanent lifestyle changes is not easy. Having personally relevant information about the treatment, about its effects and importance, is a precondition for motivation. Thus, the first step towards a successful lifestyle change is appropriate education. This paper describes a Sugeno-type Fuzzy Inference System (FIS) that predicts the effect of regular aerobic exercise on blood pressure based on the exercise dose variables, exercise frequency and intensity, as well as demographics (age, gender, ethnicity), and the baseline BP of a person. Since BP response to exercise varies largely between individuals, the system takes an initial step towards personalized prediction. Hence, the system can be used to educate a person about the benefits of exercise on BP in a personally relevant way, providing more accurate information than traditional education materials. Furthermore, preliminary validation results of the performance of the FIS are promising. The predictions comply with the findings of medical research for populations, though the individual-level validation remains still to be done.
Anita M Honka; Mark J van Gils; Juha Pärkkä
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-18     Completed Date:  2012-05-31     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8299-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Diastole / physiology
European Continental Ancestry Group
Exercise / physiology*
Fuzzy Logic*
Individualized Medicine / methods*
Models, Biological
Systole / physiology

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