An Adaptive Computational Fear-Avoidance Model Applied to Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder

Sophie van’t Hof, Arja Rydin, Jan Treur*, Paul Enzlin

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Abstract

This paper presents a first study to apply a computational approach to Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder (GPPPD) using a Fear Avoidance Model. An adaptive temporal-causal network model for fear avoidance was designed and therapeutic interventions were incorporated targeting one or two emotional states. Validation with empirical data shows that for one type of individual therapeutic intervention targeting two states can reduce pain and other complaints. For three other types of individuals, targeting two emotional states was not sufficient to reduce pain and other complaints. The computational model can address large individual differences and supports the claim that interventions for GPPPD should be multidisciplinary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain Informatics
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, BI 2020, Padua, Italy, September 19, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMufti Mahmud, Stefano Vassanelli, M. Shamim Kaiser, Ning Zhong
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-15
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030592776
ISBN (Print)9783030592769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2020 - Padua, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 202019 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12241 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2020
CountryItaly
CityPadua
Period19/09/2019/09/20

Keywords

  • Adaptive temporal-causal network
  • Computational modelling
  • Fear avoidance model
  • Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder
  • Pain disorder

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