AHRQ-Funded Studies Find Primary Care Health Risk Assessment Tool Lacks Patients’ Support and Increases Visit Times
Two AHRQ-funded studies that examined the use of a health risk assessment tool in primary care found that the tool may be able to identify behavioral and psychological health risks and lead to improved counseling and behavioral change, and that assessments could be implemented in routine care. However, the studies also found that patients were generally unwilling to discuss their risk factors and that counseling by clinicians would require an additional 28 minutes per patient visit as well as additional staff time. The first study measured patients’ readiness for behavior change to improve their health, desire to discuss their health risks and perceived importance of 13 health risk factors identified in the assessment, known as the My Own Health Report. The second study evaluated whether primary care practices could implement My Own Health Report, typically electronically, as part of providing routine care. The study and abstract titled “Frequency and Prioritization of Patient Health Risks from a Structured Health Risk Assessment,” and the study and abstract titled “Adoption, Reach, Implementation and Maintenance of a Behavioral and Mental Health Assessment in Primary Care” appeared in the November/December 2014 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.Frequency and prioritization of patient health risks from a structu... - PubMed - NCBI
Ann Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec;12(6):505-13. doi: 10.1370/afm.1717.
Frequency and prioritization of patient health risks from a structured health risk assessment.
Phillips SM1, Glasgow RE2, Bello G2, Ory MG2, Glenn BA2, Sheinfeld-Gorin SN2, Sabo RT2, Heurtin-Roberts S2, Johnson SB2, Krist AH2; MOHR Study Group.
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health risk appraisal; patient-centered care; primary care
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