Determinants of Health Behavior Choices in Patients Using Computer-Mediated Decision Aid

Rita Kukafka, In Cheol Jeong, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

Using discriminant analysis an optimal set of predictors was identified which determined healthy behavior choices of users of a computer-mediated decision aid. The resulting set included smoking status, smoking cessation success estimate, self-efficacy, BMI and diet status. Prediction of smoking cessation choice was the most accurate (73%) followed by weight management choice (67%). Physical activity and diet choices were much better identified in a combined cluster (76%-87%) indicating that the decision about these two behaviors was affected by the same variables and the variables that could separate them may have been missing from the dataset. Presence of variables related to individual risks and levels of success in accepting certain health behaviors in the final set of predictors confirmed significance of the computer-mediated decision aid which presented these very variables for the user consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDriving Quality in Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationFulfilling the Promise
EditorsKaren Courtney, Alex Kuo, Omid Shabestari
PublisherIOS Press
Pages226-231
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994879
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology and Communication in Health, ITCH 2015 - Victoria, Canada
Duration: Feb 26 2015Mar 1 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume208
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Information Technology and Communication in Health, ITCH 2015
CountryCanada
CityVictoria
Period2/26/153/1/15

Keywords

  • Consumer informatics
  • decision aid
  • health behaviors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Kukafka, R., Jeong, I. C., & Finkelstein, J. (2015). Determinants of Health Behavior Choices in Patients Using Computer-Mediated Decision Aid. In K. Courtney, A. Kuo, & O. Shabestari (Eds.), Driving Quality in Informatics: Fulfilling the Promise (pp. 226-231). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 208). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-226