Evince-I is a desktop expert system for the differential diagnosis of dementia, implemented on a personal computer. It is intended to assess the effectiveness of this new technology in modeling a psychiatrist who uses international guidelines for diagnosing dementia. EVINCE-I was tested in diagnosing 19 patients with varying stages of dementia and 10 patients showing other disorders except dementia. EVINCE-I and the human expert were in perfect agreement on the diagnosis of dementia and correlated highly on the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type and multiple infarct dementia. EVINCE-I thus offers important possibilities as a tool in investigating the data and procedures used by the human expert.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1990|
Plugge, L. A., Verhey, F. R. J., & Jolles, J. (1990). A desktop expert system for the differential diagnosis of dementia: an evaluation study. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 6(1), 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462300009004