Representations of health concepts: a cognitive perspective

@article{Zhang2002RepresentationsOH,
  title={Representations of health concepts: a cognitive perspective},
  author={Jiajie Zhang},
  journal={Journal of biomedical informatics},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={17-24}
}
OBJECTIVE This paper studies the differences between controlled medical vocabularies that are designed as external artifacts and the mental concepts that are inside users' heads and used by users for reasoning, decision making, diagnosis, and treatment. DESIGN The major theories of concept representations developed in cognitive science were reviewed, analyzed, and compared with the major controlled medical vocabularies developed in medicine. RESULTS It was found that there are significant… CONTINUE READING

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