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The telephone as a communication medium for health education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9408789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The telephone is being widely used by the private sector as a communication medium for understanding and influencing consumer behavior. Coinciding with the growth of telephone use in the private sector is the expansion of telephone use in health care to include complex health promotion and disease prevention interventions aimed at initiating and maintaining health-related behavioral changes. While several studies have evaluated the impact of telephone interventions on a wide range of health behaviors, no published reports synthesizing current knowledge about using the telephone as a communication medium for health education were identified. In this article, the authors therefore (1) examine recent applications of telephone use in health education by describing three example interventions, (2) outline key features and alternatives in conceptualizing and designing health education using the telephone, (3) review advantages and disadvantages of using the telephone for health education, and (4) discuss implications for health education practice and research.
Authors:
J E Soet; C E Basch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1090-1981     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Behav     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-02     Completed Date:  1998-02-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704962     Medline TA:  Health Educ Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. jsoet@sph.emory.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Communication*
Health Education / trends*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Professional-Patient Relations
Research
Telephone / trends*
Treatment Outcome

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