Health Communications Science Digest – October 2019

October 2019 -- Vol. 10, Issue 10e

To enhance awareness of emerging health communication and marketing scientific knowledge, the Science Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention frequently undertakes an extensive scan of the expert literature. Recent publications with particular relevance for the public health communication community are detailed here. Abstracts and PDF copies of most articles are available through the DOI hyperlink included with each citation. In some cases, however, the DOI hyperlink will not work or the publisher charges for the article. The help of your local library staff may be required in such circumstances to secure access to some publications.

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Articles of Interest
  • Ashford, R. D., Brown, A. M., & Curtis, B. (2019). The Language of Substance Use and Recovery: Novel Use of the Go/No-Go Association Task to Measure Implicit Bias. Health Commun, 34(11), 1296-1302. doi:1080/10410236.2018.1481709external icon
  • Bleakley, A., Jordan, A. B., Strasser, A. A., Lazovich, D., & Glanz, K. (2019). Testing General Versus Specific Behavioral Focus in Messaging for the Promotion of Sun Protection Behaviors. Ann Behav Med. doi:1093/abm/kaz032
  • Borg, K., Boulet, M., Smith, L., & Bragge, P. (2019). Digital Inclusion & Health Communication: A Rapid Review of Literature. Health Commun, 34(11), 1320-1328. doi:1080/10410236.2018.1485077external icon
  • Bryant, P. A., Yoshida, H., Butlin, M., Wood, M., Raines, K., Bannon, A., & Hunak, S. (2019). SRP Workshop on “Communication of Radiation Risk in the Modern World”. J Radiol Prot. doi:1088/1361-6498/ab4773external icon
  • Cartmell, K. B., Mzik, C. R., Sundstrom, B. L., Luque, J. S., White, A., & Young-Pierce, J. (2019). HPV Vaccination Communication Messages, Messengers, and Messaging Strategies. J Cancer Educ, 34(5), 1014-1023. doi:1007/s13187-018-1405-xpdf iconexternal icon
  • Chan, J. L., & Purohit, H. (2019). Challenges to Transforming Unconventional Social Media Data into Actionable Knowledge for Public Health Systems During Disasters. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 1-8. doi:1017/dmp.2019.92pdf iconexternal icon
  • Clark, D., Nagler, R. H., & Niederdeppe, J. (2019). Confusion and nutritional backlash from news media exposure to contradictory information about carbohydrates and dietary fats. Public Health Nutr, 1-13. doi:1017/s1368980019002866pdf iconexternal icon
  • Demner-Fushman, D., Mrabet, Y., & Ben Abacha, A. (2019). Consumer health information and question answering: helping consumers find answers to their health-related information needs. J Am Med Inform Assoc. doi:1093/jamia/ocz152
  • Estacio, E. V., Whittle, R., & Protheroe, J. (2019). The digital divide: Examining socio-demographic factors associated with health literacy, access and use of internet to seek health information. J Health Psychol, 24(12), 1668-1675. doi:1177/1359105317695429external icon
  • Evans, W. D., Andrade, E. L., Barrett, N., Snider, J., Cleary, S., & Edberg, M. (2019). Outcomes of the Adelante community social marketing campaign for Latino youth. Health Educ Res, 34(5), 471-482. doi:1093/her/cyz016
  • Francis, D. B., Zelaya, C. M., Fortune, D. A., & Noar, S. M. (2019). Black College Women’s Interpersonal Communication in Response to a Sexual Health Intervention: A Mixed Methods Study. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1673949external icon
  • Glowacki, E. M., Glowacki, J. B., Chung, A. D., & Wilcox, G. B. (2019). Reactions to foodborne Escherichia coli outbreaks: A text-mining analysis of the public’s response. Am J Infect Control, 47(10), 1280-1282. doi:1016/j.ajic.2019.04.004external icon
  • Hwang, J., & Shah, D. V. (2019). Health Information Sources, Perceived Vaccination Benefits, and Maintenance of Childhood Vaccination Schedules. Health Commun, 34(11), 1279-1288. doi:1080/10410236.2018.1481707external icon
  • Kim, M., & Cappella, J. N. (2019). An Efficient Message Evaluation Protocol: Two Empirical Analyses on Positional Effects and Optimal Sample Size. J Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10810730.2019.1668090external icon
  • Oh, H. J., & Lee, H. (2019). When Do People Verify and Share Health Rumors on Social Media? The Effects of Message Importance, Health Anxiety, and Health Literacy. J Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10810730.2019.1677824external icon
  • Rickard, L. N. (2019). Pragmatic and (or) Constitutive? On the Foundations of Contemporary Risk Communication Research. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13415external icon
  • Rohde, J. A., Noar, S. M., Mendel, J. R., Hall, M. G., Baig, S. A., Ribisl, K. M., & Brewer, N. T. (2019). E-cigarette health harm awareness and discouragement: Implications for health communication. Nicotine Tob Res. doi:1093/ntr/ntz194
  • Shen, L. (2019). Features of Empathy-Arousing Strategic Messages. Health Commun, 34(11), 1329-1339. doi:1080/10410236.2018.1485078external icon
  • Tao, D., Shao, F., Wang, H., Yan, M., & Qu, X. (2019). Integrating usability and social cognitive theories with the technology acceptance model to understand young users’ acceptance of a health information portal. Health Informatics J, 1460458219879337. doi:1177/1460458219879337external icon
  • Tennant, E. M., Tremblay, M. S., Faulkner, G., Gainforth, H. L., & Latimer-Cheung, A. E. (2019). Exploring Parents’ Message Receipt and Message Enactment of the World’s First Integrated Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. J Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10810730.2019.1651429external icon
  • Zhang, X., & Zhou, S. (2019). Clicking Health Risk Messages on Social Media: Moderated Mediation Paths Through Perceived Threat, Perceived Efficacy, and Fear Arousal. Health Commun, 34(11), 1359-1368. doi:1080/10410236.2018.1489202external icon

DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD) are selected by Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC) staff to provide current awareness of the public health communication literature. An article’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article’s methods or findings. OADC, CDC, and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by OADC, CDC, or DHHS. Opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the HCSD, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of OADC, CDC, or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by OADC, CDC, or DHHS.

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