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Title: E-health strategies to support adherence

item FRANKLIN, PATRICIA - University Of Massachusetts
item FARZANFAR, RAMESH - Boston University
item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2008
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Citation: Franklin, P.D., Farzanfar, R., Thompson, D.J. 2008. E-Health Strategies to Support Adherence. In: Shumaker, S.A., Ockene, J.K., Riekert, K.A., editors. The Handbook of Health Behavior Change. 3rd edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC. p. 169-190.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Adherence to healthy behaviors and self-care strategies is a concern among clinicians. E-health applications, such as the internet, personal communication devices, electronic health records and web portals, and electronic games, may be a way to provide health information in a way that is reliable, convenient, and accessible, particularly when tailored to specific populations. This chapter reviews E-health applications and offers guidance on future research that is needed to clarify the role of E-health applications in promoting adherence.