How Social Determinants of Health Impact Patient Behavior Change

By: By Sara Heath for Patient Engagement HIT

April 30, 2019

"April 16, 2019 - Interventions targeting certain social determinants of health could help drive patient motivation and healthy behavior change, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Open Access.

The study specifically looked at how some of the social determinants of health impacted patient behavior change and uptake of a new physical activity regimen. Physical activity is a key patient behavior that supports chronic disease management. Patients with cardiovascular disease, for example, will see better outcomes when they get regular exercise, the researchers said."

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