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Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Israel, S; Moffitt, TE
Published in: Developmental psychology
May 2014

The articles in this special section bolster the already strong evidence base that personality differences in the trait of conscientiousness predict health. What is now needed is a research agenda for translating documented risk associations between low conscientiousness and poor health into policies and interventions that improve health outcomes for individuals and populations. In this commentary, we highlight 1 such avenue: introducing brief personality assessment into primary care practice. We provide examples of how conscientiousness assessment may help health care professionals get to know their patients better and potentially serve as a guide for more personalized care. We also raise key considerations for implementation research aimed at examining the feasibility and utility of integrating conscientiousness assessment into primary care settings.

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Published In

Developmental psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-0599

ISSN

0012-1649

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

50

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1475 / 1477

Related Subject Headings

  • Precision Medicine
  • Personality
  • Humans
  • Health
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Aging
  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 3904 Specialist studies in education
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
 

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Israel, S., & Moffitt, T. E. (2014). Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion. Developmental Psychology, 50(5), 1475–1477. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036113
Israel, Salomon, and Terrie E. Moffitt. “Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion.Developmental Psychology 50, no. 5 (May 2014): 1475–77. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036113.
Israel S, Moffitt TE. Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion. Developmental psychology. 2014 May;50(5):1475–7.
Israel, Salomon, and Terrie E. Moffitt. “Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion.Developmental Psychology, vol. 50, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 1475–77. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0036113.
Israel S, Moffitt TE. Assessing conscientious personality in primary care: an opportunity for prevention and health promotion. Developmental psychology. 2014 May;50(5):1475–1477.

Published In

Developmental psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-0599

ISSN

0012-1649

Publication Date

May 2014

Volume

50

Issue

5

Start / End Page

1475 / 1477

Related Subject Headings

  • Precision Medicine
  • Personality
  • Humans
  • Health
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Aging
  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 3904 Specialist studies in education
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences