Prediction of the period of psychotic episode in individual schizophrenics by simulation-data construction approach

Chun Jung Huang, Hsiao Fan Wang, Hsien Jane Chiu, Tsuo Hung Lan, Tsung Ming Hu, El Wui Loh

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Although schizophrenia can be treated, most patients still experience inevitable psychotic episodes from time to time. Precautious actions can be taken if the next onset can be predicted. However, sufficient information is always lacking in the clinical scenario. A possible solution is to use the virtual data generated from limited of original data. Data construction method (DCM) has been shown to generate the virtual felt earthquake data effectively and used in the prediction of further events. Here we investigated the performance of DCM in deriving the membership functions and discrete-event simulations (DES) in predicting the period embracing the initiation and termination time-points of the next psychotic episode of 35 individual schizophrenic patients. The results showed that 21 subjects had a success of simulations (RSS) ≥70%. Further analysis demonstrated that the co-morbidity of coronary heart diseases (CHD), risks of CHD, and the frequency of previous psychotic episodes increased the RSS. (150 words)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-808
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Data construction method
  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Prediction
  • Psychotic episode
  • Relapse
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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