Selective information seeking: can consumers' avoidance of evidence-based information on colorectal cancer screening be explained by the theory of cognitive dissonance?
University of Hamburg, Unit of Health Sciences and Education, Hamburg, Germany. [email protected]
- Published Article
German medical science : GMS e-journal
- Publication Date
Aug 27, 2007
The theory of cognitive dissonance is applicable to medical decision-making. It may explain some phenomena of irrational reactions to evidence-based patient information.
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