Rami Saker

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OBJECTIVES Brief intervention helps to reduce alcohol abuse, but there is a need for accessible, cost-effective training of clinicians. This study evaluated STAR Workshop , a web-based training system that automates efficacious techniques for individualized coaching and authentic role-play practice. METHODS We compared STAR Workshop to a web-based,(More)
Automated health behavior coaches (HBCs) potentially can provide a widely accessible, cost-effective means of promoting health behavior. Coaches are intelligent agents that “converse” with users, offering tailored feedback, advice, and empathy. Research subjects like coaches and comply with target behaviors, but interest and adherence wane over time. More(More)
Mothers' health educational needs about infant feeding and food requirement during the first year of life were assessed, a teaching program was built upon those needs and implemented, and the effectiveness of that intervention upon child growth was later evaluated. 60 mothers together with their 60 first-born full-term healthy infants aged 0-12 months(More)
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