TITLE

HEALTH SCREEN FEEDBACK PROMPTS MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP VISITS AMONG PHYSICALLY ACTIVE SENIOR ADULTS

AUTHOR(S)
Barnes, Michael D.; Lee, Deborah D.; Merrill, Ray M.; Heiner, Steven W.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This pre-test, post-test quasi-experimental study determined if the self-perceived value of requested health material helps prompt older adults to schedule an appointment with a clinical care provider given potential risk factors identified from routine screening results. Senior adult participants (aged 50-90) were recruited purposively at the World Senior Games and were randomly assigned to a comparison group or one of two treatment groups. Post-test comparisons and conclusions include: a) providing tailored communication feedback increases the likelihood that physician follow-up occurs, and b) health screening follow-up should involve determining individual message channel preferences in order to prompt specific, desirable behaviors.
ACCESSION #
25219308

 

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