Acceptability of financial incentives for health behaviours: a discrete choice experiment

Emma Giles, Frauke Becker, Laura Ternent, Falko Sniehotta, Elaine McColl, Jean M. Adams

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    Abstract

    Healthy behaviours are important determinants of health and disease, but many people find it difficult to perform these behaviours. Systematic reviews support the use of personal financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviours. There is concern that financial incentives may be unacceptable to the public, those delivering services and policymakers, but this has been poorly studied. Without widespread acceptability, financial incentives are unlikely to be widely implemented. We sought to answer two questions: what are the relative preferences of UK adults for attributes of financial incentives for healthy behaviours? Do preferences vary according to the respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)0
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Volume11
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2016

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