TOWARDS SEMI-AUTOMATED ASSISTANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRESS DISORDERS

Frans Van der Sluis, Egon L. van den Broek, Ton Dijkstra

Abstract

People who suffer from a stress disorder have a severe handicap in daily life. In addition, stress disorders are complex and consequently, hard to define and hard to treat. Semi-automatic assistance was envisioned that helps in the treatment of a stress disorder. Speech was considered to provide an excellent tool for providing an objective, unobtrusive emotion measure. Speech from 25 patients suffering from a stress disorder was recorded while they participated in two storytelling sessions. The Subjective Unit of Distress (SUD) was determined as a subjective measure and enabled the validation of the derived speech features. A regression model with four speech parameters (i.e., signal, power, zero crossing ratio, and pitch), was able to explain 70% of the variance in the SUD measure. As such it lays the foundation for semi-automated assistance for the treatment of patients with stress disorders.

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Van der Sluis F., van den Broek E. and Dijkstra T. (2010). TOWARDS SEMI-AUTOMATED ASSISTANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRESS DISORDERS . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-016-0, pages 446-449. DOI: 10.5220/0002742304460449


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@conference{healthinf10,
author={Frans Van der Sluis and Egon L. van den Broek and Ton Dijkstra},
title={TOWARDS SEMI-AUTOMATED ASSISTANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRESS DISORDERS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={446-449},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002742304460449},
isbn={978-989-674-016-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - TOWARDS SEMI-AUTOMATED ASSISTANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF STRESS DISORDERS
SN - 978-989-674-016-0
AU - Van der Sluis F.
AU - van den Broek E.
AU - Dijkstra T.
PY - 2010
SP - 446
EP - 449
DO - 10.5220/0002742304460449