Can Health Web Sites Improve Compliance? The Bottom Line: Be Flexible
For various reasons, it is hard to find a conclusively documented answer to a seemingly simple question: do interactive health education media improve patients’ health practices? In fact, a recent high-profile report attempted to answer that question and got it wrong: procedural flaws led them to an unjustified conclusion. The problem lies in seeking a broad general picture. More appropriate is to focus on the specific patient population, the distinct behaviors to be changed, and the particular tactics employed.

The article includes the following sections:

  • Cochrane Collaboration Metanalysis
  • What’s Wrong With This Picture?
  • Lack of Benchmarks
  • The Bottom Line: Be Flexible

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Issue: Vol. 4, No. 1: January 2005
Word Count: 1467

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