Previous search indicates that treatment outcomes may be improved if patients perceive greater control over their treatment, but the practical implications of encouraging patients to take more control have not been investigated.
The present study investigated responses of 143 patients in a cardiovascular risk management clinic to an invitation to make a decision about their treatment.
Subjects' choices of the target behaviour for their behaviour-change treatment were highly predictable from their state of health, reasons for coming to the clinic, what behaviours they were told they were at risk from, and contacts with health workers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Choix, Perception sociale, Comportement, Participation, Prise décision, Traitement, Homme, Autocontrôle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Choice, Social perception, Behavior, Participation, Decision making, Treatment, Human, Self control
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0392103
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.