The GE Better Health Study asked Americans and health care providers about health and healthy living behaviors and the current state of patient-doctor relationships. The answers revealed that when it comes to daily health activities such as diet and exercise, Americans are not doing as much as they say they are to stay healthy. The study also reveals that health care providers and patients don't always see eye to eye. Click below to see how your answers to the study questions compare to the overall results.
Strategy One, a full service market research and consulting firm, conducted a telephone study of 2,004 Americans aged 18 years and older, in addition to interviewing an oversample of 125 people in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston and San Francisco. A second parallel study was conducted online among 1,000 healthcare professionals, including 800 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dieticians, in addition to interviewing an oversample of 200 physicians. The national sample of consumers is census-representative of gender, age, region, income, education and ethnicity. Both the consumer and healthcare professional studies were approximately 15 minutes in duration, utilizing computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technology. Both studies were conducted between December 8 and 11, 2009.
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