A Practice-Sponsored Web Site to Help Patients Pursue Healthy Behaviors: An ACORN Study

Woolf, Steven H.; Krist, Alex H.; Johnson, Robert E.; Wilson, Diane B.; Rothemich, Stephen F.; Norman, Gregory J.; Devers, Kelly J.
March 2006
Annals of Family Medicine;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
The article investigates the response of patients to Web sites that offer campaigns for health behavior change such as physical activity, drinking and smoking cessation and healthy diet. A 9-month pre-post comparison with nonrandomized control practices was conducted to assess health behavior change. It was found out that majority of the patients opt for physician assistance with health behaviors in the end of the assessment period.


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