Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Psychology
anticipated treatment adherence, perceived communication, health beliefs, college students, university health center
The effects of perceived communication and health beliefs on anticipated treatment adherence in college students were examined through a university health center. Following a medical exam, two samples, one of college students and another of faculty, staff, and family members were surveyed using three abbreviated measures that identified perceived communication, health beliefs, and intent to adhere to the treatment plan. In students, perceived communication with the healthcare practitioner followed by medical motivation and illness threat significantly predicted anticipated treatment adherence. In contrast, in the faculty, staff, and family members' sample, medical motivation was the most significant predictor followed by perceived communication. Results emphasized the importance of good communication between healthcare practitioners and students, as students have not yet developed a fully formed health belief system.
© Amber Nicole Cichon
Cichon, Amber Nicole, "Effects of Perceived Communication and Health Beliefs on Anticipated Treatment Adherence in a University Health Center" (2012). MSU Graduate Theses. 1795.