• Seventy-two hypertensive patients visiting an emergency department (ED) were randomized to one of four study groups to test the effect on compliance of a health belief model (HBM) intervention: a control group, a group receiving an HBM clinical intervention in the ED, a group receiving an HBM telephone call two days after the ED visit, and a combination clinical plus telephone intervention. Patients receiving any HBM intervention were 50% more likely to make, and 47% more likely to keep, a follow-up referral appointment than control group patients.
(Arch Intern Med 1987;147:1557-1560)
Jones PK, Jones SL, Katz J. Improving Follow-up Among Hypertensive Patients Using a Health Belief Model Intervention. Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(9):1557-1560. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370090037007