Exploring the interaction of patient activation and message design variables: Message frame and presentation mode influence on the walking behavior of patients with type 2 diabetes

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Abstract

Examining interpersonal (physician-patient) communication strategies for promoting walking exercise to patients with type 2 diabetes assigned to primary care clinics, the study evaluated two message design variables-frame and presentation mode-as influencers of communication and adoption success.The single-site, four-week, prospective intervention study followed a 2×3 factorial, non-equivalent comparison group quasi-experimental design.Results showed frame was significantly related to steps walked; however, when including patient activation as an interaction, frame was non-significant.The model including patient activation interactions, however, detected significant mode effects on behavior.Results provide evidence that statistics are most effectively used with activated patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-1000
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diabetes
  • gain/loss framing
  • persuasion
  • physician-patient communication
  • presentation mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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