Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, that can lead to joint damage but also affects quality of life (QoL) including aspects such as self-esteem, fatigue, and mood. Current medical management focuses on the fluctuating disease activity to prevent progressive disability, but practical constraints mean periodic clinic appointments give little attention to the patient’s experience of managing the wider consequences of chronic illness. The main aim of this study is to explore how to use patient-derived data both for clinical decision-making and for personalisation, with the first steps towards a platform for tailoring self-management advice to patients’ lifestyle changes. As a result, we proposed a Bayesian network model for personalisation and have obtained promising outcomes.
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