Physicians' beliefs about the importance of 25 health promoting behaviors

J. Sobal, C. M. Valente, H. L. Muncie, D. M. Levine, B. R. Deforge

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A mail survey of 1,040 primary care physicians in Maryland examined their beliefs about the importance of 25 behaviors for promoting the health of the average person. Physician consensus existed across specialties in rating most health behaviors as very important and few as very unimportant. Eliminating smoking was most important and taking vitamin supplements least important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1428
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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