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A Qualitative Study of How Health Coaches Support Patients in Making Health-Related Decisions and Behavioral Changes.

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Summary of "A Qualitative Study of How Health Coaches Support Patients in Making Health-Related Decisions and Behavioral Changes."

Although health coaches are a growing resource for supporting patients in making health decisions, we know very little about the experience of health. We undertook a qualitative study of how health coaches support patients in making decisions and implementing changes to improve their health.

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Name: Annals of family medicine
ISSN: 1544-1717
Pages: 509-516

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