Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model

Yan Li, Nan Kong, Mark Lawley, Jose Pagan

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States (US) and places a heavy economic burden on the healthcare system. Recognizing the importance of CVD prevention, in recent years the American Heart Association (AHA) began to emphasize the need to increase awareness of key risk factors of CVD and proposed a new concept called ideal cardiovascular health. Based on this concept, we developed an agent-based model that is designed to capture individual health progression and study emergent CVD-related population health outcomes (diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke and death) over a specified time period. We present some preliminary numerical results, which demonstrate the predictive validity of the model and show how the model could be used in practice by assessing the impact of a set of hypothetical lifestyle interventions on CVD-related health outcomes. Our model is designed to help policy-makers assess and compare different intervention programs targeting CVD prevention for the population of their interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1221-1232
Number of pages12
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974863
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2015
Event2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2014Dec 10 2014

Other

Other2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySavannah
Period12/7/1412/10/14

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Agent-based Model
Health
Myocardial Infarction
Diabetes
Risk Factors
Medical problems
Stroke
Progression
Healthcare
Model
Economics
Numerical Results
Demonstrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Li, Y., Kong, N., Lawley, M., & Pagan, J. (2015). Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model. In Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 1221-1232). [7019979] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2014.7019979

Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model. / Li, Yan; Kong, Nan; Lawley, Mark; Pagan, Jose.

Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014. Vol. 2015-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 1221-1232 7019979.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Li, Y, Kong, N, Lawley, M & Pagan, J 2015, Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model. in Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014. vol. 2015-January, 7019979, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1221-1232, 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014, Savannah, United States, 12/7/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2014.7019979
Li Y, Kong N, Lawley M, Pagan J. Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model. In Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014. Vol. 2015-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 1221-1232. 7019979 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2014.7019979
Li, Yan ; Kong, Nan ; Lawley, Mark ; Pagan, Jose. / Assessing lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular health using an agent-based model. Proceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014. Vol. 2015-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 1221-1232
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