Persuasive email messages for patient communication.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 2005: 1148.
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.
Adult, Decision Making, Electronic Mail, Humans, Patient Participation, Persuasive Communication, Physician-Patient Relations