The telephone as a communication medium for health education.
The telephone is being widely used by the private sector as a communication medium for understanding and influencing consumer behavior.
Coinciding with the growth of telephone use in the private sector is the expansion of telephone use in health care to include complex health promotion and disease prevention interventions aimed at initiating and maintaining health-related behavioral changes.
While several studies have evaluated the impact of telephone interventions on a wide range of health behaviors, no published reports synthesizing current knowledge about using the telephone as a communication medium for health education were identified.
In this article, the authors therefore (1) examine recent applications of telephone use in health education by describing three example interventions, (2) outline key features and altematives in conceptualizing and designing health education using the telephone, (3) review advantages and disadvantages of using the telephone for health education, and (4) discuss implications for health education practice and research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education santé, Communication, Téléphone, Technique, Méthodologie, Programme sanitaire, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Communication, Telephone, Technique, Methodology, Sanitary program, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0025533
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 17/04/1998.