Predicting healthcare-seeking behavior based on stated readiness to act: Development and validation of a prediction model

Abstract A starting point of many digital health interventions informed by the Stages of Change Model of behavior change is assessing a person’s readiness to change. In this paper, we use the concept of readiness to develop and validate a prediction model of health-seeking behavior in the context of family planning. We conducted a secondary analysis of routinely collected, anonymized health data submitted by 4,088 female users of a free health chatbot in Kenya.