Title

Persuasive email messages for patient communication.

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Journal

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 2005: 1148.

Abstract

To improve health and reduce costs, we need to encourage patients to make better health care decisions. Since email is widely available, it may be useful for patient-directed interventions. However, we know little about how the contents of an email message can influence a health-related decision. We propose a model to understand how patients may process persuasive email messages.

Keywords

Adult, Decision Making, Electronic Mail, Humans, Patient Participation, Persuasive Communication, Physician-Patient Relations

Comments

PMCID: PMC1560687