Information environments for breast cancer education
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1997 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Contributors to medical journals and the popular press are for the most part optimistic, if not enthusiastic about the prospects of using interactive technology for health promotion (see, for example, Booker, 1996; Jelovsek & Adebonjo, 1993; Kahn, 1993). From the users perspective, interactive computer programs can be fun, engaging, novel, and used in accordance with ones individual needs and interests. From the providers perspective, interactive technology is a resource for developing cost-efficient and modifiable information systems for patient education and health promotion initiatives.