Measuring Quality of Health Goals in HIV Patients
This project is under development in collaboration with
a McGill PhD student,
Maryam Mozafarinia and
Dr. Nancy Mayo.
Chronic conditions require day-to-day management and goal setting occupies a pivotal place in this process. Clinically, goals are set collaboratively with the patient and a clinician because achieving a goal that is not SMART is difficult and will not produce the desired effect on health outcomes. However, patient self-defined goals lack the structure and format of clinically SMART goals. In this project, we are using text-mining techniques to measure patient self-defined goals and give patients feedback based on the results of our measurement.