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Computerized assessment of communication for cognitive stimulation for people with cognitive decline using spectral-distortion measures and phylogenetic inference
Aizu Research Cluster for Medical Engineering and Informatics, Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4255-5130
Chaos Technology Research Lab, Shiga, Japan.
School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.
School of Nursing and Health, Aichi Prefectural University, Aichi, Japan.
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2015 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 10, no 3, 1-29 p., e0118739Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Therapeutic communication and interpersonal relationships in care homes can help people to improve their mental wellbeing. Assessment of the efficacy of these dynamic and complex processes are necessary for psychosocial planning and management. This paper presents a pilot application of photoplethysmography in synchronized physiological measurements of communications between the care-giver and people with dementia. Signal-based evaluations of the therapy can be carried out using the measures of spectral distortion and the inference of phylogenetic trees. The proposed computational models can be of assistance and cost-effectiveness in caring for and monitoring people with cognitive decline.

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2015. Vol. 10, no 3, 1-29 p., e0118739
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Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128586DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118739PubMedID: 25803586OAI: diva2:932937
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