The full text of this article


Online diagnosis e-health system for all, based on advanced web accessible database technologies
by Paulina Mitrea, Cristina Deak
International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence (IJKWI), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011


Abstract: Health literacy is the basic pre-requisite for a well and healthy life. More than 80% of the everyday ailments can be handled by the patients themselves. However, when symptoms appear, it is often difficult for them to make the right decision, whether a health professional has to be seen or self care is still safe. This paper's objectives are to describe and design a design for all (DFA) principles based web solution for a system that guides the user through a symptom-orientated process of medical history, taking in order to determine a diagnosis. The specific questions and answers are analysed applying a highly sophisticated medical rules-engine. After the analysis, the online medical system (OLMS) presents arguments to the user, which either indicate, that it is still appropriate to self care, or recommend to see a health professional within a defined timeframe. Moreover, OLMS suggests what would be best to do in the user's specific situation.

Online publication date: Thu, 17-Feb-2011


is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence (IJKWI):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:


    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email