Health Communications Science Digest – October

October 2020 -- Vol. 11, 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.

Please share your comments or questions with us.  Contact HCSD@cdc.gov.

Articles of Interest
  • (2020). Health Commun, 1. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1830475external icon
  • Erratum to “Using photos for public health communication: A computational analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Instagram photos and public responses”. (2020). Health Informatics J, 1460458220959512. doi:1177/1460458220959512external icon
  • Retraction of: Aceves-Martins M, Llauradó E, Tarro L, et al: A School-Based, Peer-Led, Social Marketing Intervention to Engage Spanish Adolescents in a Healthy Lifestyle (”We Are Cool”-Som la Pera Study): A Parallel Cluster Randomized Controlled Study [Child Obes 2017;13:300-313; doi: 10.1089/chi.2016.0216]. (2020). Child Obes, 16(7), 544-545. doi:1089/chi.2016.0216.retractexternal icon
  • Ahmed, W., López Seguí, F., Vidal-Alaball, J., & Katz, M. S. (2020). COVID-19 and the “Film Your Hospital” Conspiracy Theory: Social Network Analysis of Twitter Data. J Med Internet Res, 22(10), e22374. doi:2196/22374external icon
  • Ali, S. H., Foreman, J., Tozan, Y., Capasso, A., Jones, A. M., & DiClemente, R. J. (2020). Trends and Predictors of COVID-19 Information Sources and Their Relationship With Knowledge and Beliefs Related to the Pandemic: Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6(4), e21071. doi:2196/21071external icon
  • Ashfield, S., & Donelle, L. (2020). Parental Online Information Access and Childhood Vaccination Decisions in North America: Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res, 22(10), e20002. doi:2196/20002external icon
  • Barklamb, A. M., Molenaar, A., Brennan, L., Evans, S., Choong, J., Herron, E., . . . McCaffrey, T. A. (2020). Learning the Language of Social Media: A Comparison of Engagement Metrics and Social Media Strategies Used by Food and Nutrition-Related Social Media Accounts. Nutrients, 12(9). doi:3390/nu12092839external icon
  • Beach, W. A., Dozier, D. M., Allen, B. J., Chapman, C., & Gutzmer, K. (2020). A White Family’s Oral Storytelling About Cancer Generates More Favorable Evaluations From Black American Audiences. Health Commun, 35(12), 1520-1530. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1652387external icon
  • Bendtsen, M., McCambridge, J., Åsberg, K., & Bendtsen, P. (2020). Text Messaging Interventions for Reducing Alcohol Consumption Among risky drinkers: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Addiction. doi:1111/add.15294
  • Bol, N., Smit, E. S., & Lustria, M. L. A. (2020). Tailored health communication: Opportunities and challenges in the digital era. Digit Health, 6, 2055207620958913. doi:1177/2055207620958913external icon
  • Haglin, K., Chapman, D., Motta, M., & Kahan, D. (2020). How Localized Outbreaks and Changes in Media Coverage Affect Zika Attitudes in National and Local Contexts. Health Commun, 35(13), 1686-1697. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1662556external icon
  • Huang, Y., & Sundar, S. S. (2020). Do We Trust the Crowd? Effects of Crowdsourcing on Perceived Credibility of Online Health Information. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1824662external icon
  • Li, Y., Twersky, S., Ignace, K., Zhao, M., Purandare, R., Bennett-Jones, B., & Weaver, S. R. (2020). Constructing and Communicating COVID-19 Stigma on Twitter: A Content Analysis of Tweets during the Early Stage of the COVID-19 Outbreak. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(18). doi:3390/ijerph17186847external icon
  • Magsamen-Conrad, K., Wang, F., Tetteh, D., & Lee, Y. I. (2020). Using Technology Adoption Theory and a Lifespan Approach to Develop a Theoretical Framework for eHealth Literacy: Extending UTAUT. Health Commun, 35(12), 1435-1446. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1641395external icon
  • O’Shay, S., Day, A. M., Islam, K., McElmurry, S. P., & Seeger, M. W. (2020). Boil Water Advisories as Risk Communication: Consistency between CDC Guidelines and Local News Media Articles. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1827540external icon
  • Peterson, E. B., Chou, W. S., Kelley, D. E., & Hesse, B. (2020). Trust in national health information sources in the United States: comparing predictors and levels of trust across three health domains. Transl Behav Med, 10(4), 978-988. doi:1093/tbm/ibz066
  • Powell, R., Rosenthal, J., August, E. M., Frey, M., Garcia, L., Sidibe, T., . . . Lathrop, E. (2020). Ante La Duda, Pregunta: A Social Marketing Campaign to Improve Contraceptive Access during a Public Health Emergency. Health Commun, 1-8. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1828534external icon
  • Riddell, J., Teal, G., Flowers, P., Boydell, N., Coia, N., & McDaid, L. (2020). Mass media and communication interventions to increase HIV testing among gay and other men who have sex with men: Social marketing and visual design component analysis. Health (London), 1363459320954237. doi:1177/1363459320954237external icon
  • Salmon, C. T., & Poorisat, T. (2020). The Rise and Development of Public Health Communication. Health Commun, 35(13), 1666-1677. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1654180external icon
  • Schubbe, D., Scalia, P., Yen, R. W., Saunders, C. H., Cohen, S., Elwyn, G., . . . Durand, M. A. (2020). Using pictures to convey health information: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects on patient and consumer health behaviors and outcomes. Patient Educ Couns, 103(10), 1935-1960. doi:1016/j.pec.2020.04.010external icon
  • Seidenberg, A. B., Popova, L., Ashley, D. L., & Wackowski, O. A. (2020). Inferences beyond a claim: a typology of potential halo effects related to modified risk tobacco product claims. Tob Control. doi:1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055560external icon
  • Sillence, E., & Martin, R. (2020). Talking about Decisions: The Facilitating Effect of a Celebrity Health Announcement on the Communication of Online Personal Experiences around Decision-making. Health Commun, 35(12), 1447-1454. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1652064external icon
  • Sutton, J., Renshaw, S. L., & Butts, C. T. (2020). COVID-19: Retransmission of official communications in an emerging pandemic. PLoS One, 15(9), e0238491. doi:1371/journal.pone.0238491external icon
  • Sutton, J., Renshaw, S. L., & Butts, C. T. (2020). The First 60 Days: American Public Health Agencies’ Social Media Strategies in the Emerging COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Secur. doi:1089/hs.2020.0105external icon
  • Sylvia Chou, W. Y., & Gaysynsky, A. (2020). A Prologue to the Special Issue: Health Misinformation on Social Media. Am J Public Health, 110(S3), S270-s272. doi:2105/ajph.2020.305943external icon
  • Wang, Y., Hao, H., & Platt, L. S. (2021). Examining risk and crisis communications of government agencies and stakeholders during early-stages of COVID-19 on Twitter. Comput Human Behav, 114, 106568. doi:1016/j.chb.2020.106568pdf iconexternal 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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