Healthcare often involves choices among alternative treatments, considering patient preferences. It is not known whether automated assessment of preferences can be valid in patients with serious mental illness. We assessed preferences using a novel kiosk system tailored for patients with serious mental illness and conducted computerized conjoint analysis. This was implemented with 35 patients with schizophrenia at a public clinic. Computerized conjoint analysis produced valid assessments. The relationship between preferences and service use was complex.

Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:
Learn strategies for the development of informatics interfaces that perform valid assessments with people who have serious mental illness and other people with cognitive disabilities.


Alexander Young (Presenter)

Amy Cohen, UCLA
Nichole Goodsmith, UCLA
Alison Hamilton, UCLA
Gerhard Hellemann, UCLA
Nancy Nowlin-Finch, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

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