Medical interview training using depressed patient robot in psychiatric education

Takuya Hashimoto, Hideyuki Nakane, Ryo Kurimoto, Hiroshi Kobayashi

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Abstract

This paper introduces a psychiatric patient robot that can be used for medical interview training in psychiatric education. The patient robot is developed based on an android robot technology. Medical interview training in psychiatric field is generally conducted by employing human simulated or standardized patient (SP) who is trained to reproduce a set of symptoms of intended mental disorder by veteran psychiatrists. But in the use of a healthy person as a SP there are some problems such as mental burden, time-consuming, the lack of human resources, and so forth. In contrast, the merit of the use of a patient robot is to offer standardized and reproducible interview training to psychiatric trainees. Furthermore, it is expected that psychiatric trainees are able to experience realistic medical interview as if they face to a real human SP by taking advantage of characteristics of android robots. As the first step, the patient robot was particularly designed to simulate a set of symptoms of unipolar depression, because it is a common mental disorder worldwide. The interview scenario, that is question and answer process between an interviewer and the patient robot, was prepared based on the 'Structured Interview Guide for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (SIGH-D)' which is widely used for interview training and clinical studies. The medical interview training with patient robot was introduced in actual psychiatric education, and eight students participated and evaluated its educational effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SSCI 2014
Subtitle of host publication2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - RiiSS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479944651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2015
Event2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, RiiSS 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201412 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE SSCI 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - RiiSS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, RiiSS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period9/12/1412/12/14

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Keywords

  • android robot
  • patient patient robot
  • psychiatric education
  • unipolar depression

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Hashimoto, T., Nakane, H., Kurimoto, R., & Kobayashi, H. (2015). Medical interview training using depressed patient robot in psychiatric education. In IEEE SSCI 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - RiiSS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, Proceedings [7009172] (IEEE SSCI 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - RiiSS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RIISS.2014.7009172