Interactive computer technology, behavioral science, and family practice.

  title={Interactive computer technology, behavioral science, and family practice.},
  author={Russell E. Glasgow and H. Garth McKay and Shawn M. Boles and Thomas M. Vogt},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={48 6},
In this paper we discuss conceptual and practical uses for interactive computer applications (ICAs) for family practice, with an emphasis on implications for patient self-management, physician-patient relationships, primary care research, and health care systems quality improvement. We discuss recent behavioral science advances in patient self-management and the advantages and potential limitations of ICAs for medicine. We describe the benefits and risks of using ICAs for providing information… CONTINUE READING

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