General practice is in an ideal position to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles.
One way in which this might be achieved is through the offering of health checks.
This paper sought to identify some of the factors which may be important in predicting the uptake of health checks.
These were seen to fall into two broad areas-the way in which patients are invited and patients'health beliefs.
For the purposes of the study, 299 middle-aged male patients registered at a single practice were randomly allocated to be invited to a health check via two invitation methods.
In the first, patients were sent an invitation letter with an appointment.
In the second patients'notes were tagged so that they could be invited opportunistically by their GP.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Dépistage, Comportement, Bilan santé, Motivation, Homme, Prévention, Prise décision, Health Belief Model, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Medical screening, Behavior, Medical check up, Motivation, Human, Prevention, Decision making, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0499792
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.