Changing inaccurate perceptions of health risk: results from a randomized trial.

@article{Kreuter1995ChangingIP,
  title={Changing inaccurate perceptions of health risk: results from a randomized trial.},
  author={Matthew W Kreuter and Victor J. Strecher},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={56-63}
}
We sought to identify and correct inaccurate perceptions of risk among 1,317 adult patients in a primary care setting. Patients' perceived risks of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and motor vehicle crash were assessed and compared with a measure of risk derived from a health risk appraisal. Patients were then randomly assigned to receive computer-generated individualized risk feedback, risk feedback plus behavioral change feedback, or no feedback. Changes in perceived risk from baseline to a 6… CONTINUE READING

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