Toward a theory of patient and consumer activation.

  title={Toward a theory of patient and consumer activation.},
  author={Judith H Hibbard and Eldon Mahoney},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={78 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to begin the process of developing a theory of activation, to inform educational efforts and the design of interventions. Because the experience of positive emotions in daily life, tends to widen the individual's array of behavioral responses and increase their openness to new information, we examine how emotions relate to activation levels. METHODS A web survey was carried out in 2008 with a National sample of respondents between the ages of 25-75. The… CONTINUE READING
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