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Title: Communicating written information about medicines : the effects of benefit information on people's judgements
Author: Bersellini, Elisabetta
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 3970
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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Although consumers want to be given information about the risks and benefits of medical lent, more research is needed to examine the effects of providing benefit information. The present thesis aims to assess the effects of communicating written benefit information about a medicine, and to determine how the additional benefit information affects people's judgements and intentions to carry out a health behaviour. There are nine experiments in total, organised in five chapters (chapters 3-7). All experiments are q questionnaire-based. presenting non-patient participants with a hypothedcal scenario about being diagnosed with a disease by the doctor, being prescribed a medicine, and being provided with information about the medicine. People are then asked to answer several questions, where they judge the information along several dimensions by means of Likert scales.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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