Randomized Trial of Stage-Based Interventions for Informed Medicare Choices
Levesque, D. A.
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Cummins, C. O., Prochaska, J. M., and Prochaska, J. O.
A randomized trial involving 1,351 new Medicare enrollees was conducted to assess the efficacy of a transtheoretical model
based manual and multimedia expert system program that delivered guidance and feed-back matched to individual stage of readiness
to compare Medicare health plans. At 6 months post-intervention, compared to enrollees in the control group, those receiving
the manual plus expert system intervention or the manual alone exhibited greater increases in Medicare knowledge.