Chronic illness including cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major burden on the healthcare system. Behavioral and lifestyle changes could significantly reduce the burden of CVD, but provider counseling for behavior change is a very challenging, and often ineffective task. We have developed a patient-centric decision support tool to be incorporated into an Electronic Health Record system (EHR). The tool provides tailored feedback on behavioral risk, readiness and confidence in an effort to empower patients to make decisions about improving health behaviors. In turn, the tool will facilitate an informed and balanced discussion between patients and their providers about behavioral changes, incorporating both the clinical view and the individual's preferences for choosing among multiple behavior change goals based on their psychosocial characteristics, and evaluation of benefits and barriers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 2009|
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