Do tailored behavior change messages enhance the effectiveness of health risk appraisal? Results from a randomized trial.

@article{Kreuter1996DoTB,
  title={Do tailored behavior change messages enhance the effectiveness of health risk appraisal? Results from a randomized trial.},
  author={Matthew W Kreuter and Victor J. Strecher},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={97-105}
}
Health risk appraisal (HRA) remains one of the most widely used health promotion tools despite only equivocal evidence for its effectiveness. Theories of behavior change predict conventional HRA's ineffectiveness because risk information alone is seldom sufficient to change complex behaviors. In this study, a randomized trial compared the effects of feedback from an enhanced HRA with a typical HRA and a control group among adult patients from eight family medicine practices. The enhanced HRA… CONTINUE READING