Stage-based expert systems to guide a population of primary care patients to quit smoking, eat healthier, prevent skin cancer, and receive regular mammograms.

@article{Prochaska2005StagebasedES,
  title={Stage-based expert systems to guide a population of primary care patients to quit smoking, eat healthier, prevent skin cancer, and receive regular mammograms.},
  author={James O. Prochaska and Wayne F. Velicer and Colleen A. Redding and Joseph S. Rossi and Michael G. Goldstein and Judith Depue and Geoffrey W Greene and Susan R. Rossi and Xiaowu Sun and Joseph L. Fava and Robert Laforge and William Rakowski and Brett A Plummer},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={406-16}
}
BACKGROUND Treating multiple health behavior risks on a population basis is one of the most promising approaches to enhancing health and reducing health care costs. Previous research demonstrated the efficacy of expert system interventions for three behaviors in a population of parents. The interventions provide individualized feedback that guides participants through the stages of change for each of their risk behaviors. This study extended that research to a more representative population of… CONTINUE READING