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Patients Are More Likely to Change Behavior When Medical Information Is Tailored to the Individual

Research has shown that a patient is more likely to change his or her behavior when the information that he or she receives during a medical intervention is particularized to his or her situation, said Suzanne Bakken, professor of Nursing and Medical Informatics at Columbia's School of Nursing. Bakken is the director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice, an exploratory research center funded by the National Institutes of Health, to help under-served populations (with a specific focus on pre-schoolers, HIV patients and Latinos).

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Published: Mar 20, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004