Measuring Risk Perceptions

@article{Bruin2012MeasuringRP,
  title={Measuring Risk Perceptions},
  author={W{\"a}ndi Bruine de Bruin and Katherine Grace Carman},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={232 - 236}
}
Objectives. Risk perceptions are central to good health decisions. People can judge valid probabilities but use 50% disproportionately. The authors hypothesized that 50% is more likely than other responses to reflect not knowing the probability, especially among individuals with low education and numeracy, and evaluated the usefulness of eliciting “don’t know” explanations. Methods. Respondents (n = 1020) judged probabilities for living or dying in the next 10 years, indicating whether they… CONTINUE READING

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