Health Communications Science Digest – November

November 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 11e

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
  • Balog-Way, D., McComas, K., & Besley, J. (2020). The Evolving Field of Risk Communication. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13615external icon
  • Banerjee, R., Bhattacharya, J., & Majumdar, P. (2020). Exponential-growth prediction bias and compliance with safety measures related to COVID-19. Soc Sci Med, 268, 113473. doi:1016/j.socscimed.2020.113473pdf iconexternal icon
  • Chandrasekaran, R., Mehta, V., Valkunde, T., & Moustakas, E. (2020). Topics, Trends, and Sentiments of Tweets About the COVID-19 Pandemic: Temporal Infoveillance Study. J Med Internet Res, 22(10), e22624. doi:2196/22624external icon
  • Chou, W. S., & Budenz, A. (2020). Considering Emotion in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Fostering Vaccine Confidence. Health Commun, 1-5. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1838096external icon
  • Comulada, W. S., Step, M., Fletcher, J. B., Tanner, A. E., Dowshen, N. L., Arayasirikul, S., . . . Brooks, R. A. (2020). Predictors of Internet Health Information-Seeking Behaviors Among Young Adults Living With HIV Across the United States: Longitudinal Observational Study. J Med Internet Res, 22(11), e18309. doi:2196/18309external icon
  • Dillard, J. P., Li, S. S., & Cannava, K. (2020). Talking about Sugar-sweetened Beverages: Causes, Processes, and Consequences of Campaign-Induced Interpersonal Communication. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1838107external icon
  • Du, J., Luo, C., Shegog, R., Bian, J., Cunningham, R. M., Boom, J. A., . . . Tao, C. (2020). Use of Deep Learning to Analyze Social Media Discussions About the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. JAMA Netw Open, 3(11), e2022025. doi:1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22025external icon
  • Durand, M. A., Yen, R. W., O’Malley, J., Elwyn, G., & Mancini, J. (2020). Graph literacy matters: Examining the association between graph literacy, health literacy, and numeracy in a Medicaid eligible population. PLoS One, 15(11), e0241844. doi:1371/journal.pone.0241844external icon
  • Fagan, J., Frye, V., Calixte, R., Jain, S., Molla, L., Lawal, A., . . . Zingman, B. S. (2020). “It’s Like Plan B but for HIV!” Design and Evaluation of a Media Campaign to Drive Demand for PEP. AIDS Behav, 24(12), 3337-3345. doi:1007/s10461-020-02906-1external icon
  • Folkvord, F., Roes, E., & Bevelander, K. (2020). Promoting healthy foods in the new digital era on Instagram: an experimental study on the effect of a popular real versus fictitious fit influencer on brand attitude and purchase intentions. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1677. doi:1186/s12889-020-09779-ypdf iconexternal icon
  • Gilkey, M. B., Grabert, B. K., Malo, T. L., Hall, M. E., & Brewer, N. T. (2020). Physicians’ rhetorical strategies for motivating HPV vaccination. Soc Sci Med, 266, 113441. doi:1016/j.socscimed.2020.113441pdf iconexternal icon
  • Goethals, L., Barth, N., Hupin, D., Mulvey, M. S., Roche, F., Gallopel-Morvan, K., & Bongue, B. (2020). Correction to: Social marketing interventions to promote physical activity among 60 years and older: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1622. doi:1186/s12889-020-09742-xexternal icon
  • Guttman, N., & Lev, E. (2020). Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Communication to Mitigate the Pandemic: Dilemmas and Practical Implications. Health Commun, 1-8. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1847439external icon
  • Hooker, C., & Leask, J. (2020). Risk Communication Should be Explicit About Values. A Perspective on Early Communication During COVID-19. J Bioeth Inq, 1-9. doi:1007/s11673-020-10057-0pdf iconexternal icon
  • King, A. J., & Lazard, A. J. (2020). Advancing Visual Health Communication Research to Improve Infodemic Response. Health Commun, 1-6. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1838094external icon
  • Lama, Y., Quinn, S. C., Nan, X., & Cruz-Cano, R. (2020). Social media use and human papillomavirus awareness and knowledge among adults with children in the household: examining the role of race, ethnicity, and gender. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 1-11. doi:1080/21645515.2020.1824498external icon
  • Landqvist, M., & Nikolaidou, Z. (2020). Drawing the Line between Sick and Healthy: Normality Constructions in Health Communication Contexts. Health Commun, 35(12), 1545-1555. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1652389external icon
  • Manganello, J., Bleakley, A., & Schumacher, P. (2020). Pandemics and PSAs: Rapidly Changing Information in a New Media Landscape. Health Commun, 1-4. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1839192external icon
  • Oh, G. G., Huh, Y. E., & Mukhopadhyay, A. (2020). Informed indulgence: the effects of nutrition information provision and dietary restraint on consecutive food consumption decisions. Psychol Health, 1-22. doi:1080/08870446.2020.1841764external icon
  • Rajesh, K., Wilcox, G., Ring, D., & Mackert, M. (2020). Reactions to the opioid epidemic: A text-mining analysis of tweets. J Addict Dis, 1-6. doi:1080/10550887.2020.1834812external icon
  • Richards, A. S., Bessarabova, E., Banas, J. A., & Bernard, D. R. (2020). Reducing Psychological Reactance to Health Promotion Messages: Comparing Preemptive and Postscript Mitigation Strategies. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1839203external icon
  • Stanley, S. J., Chatham, A. P., Trivedi, N., & Aldoory, L. (2020). Communication and Control: Hearing the Voices of Low-Income African American Adults to Improve Relationships with Healthcare Providers. Health Commun, 35(13), 1633-1642. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1654177external icon
  • Sun, Y., Chia, S. C., Lu, F., & Oktavianus, J. (2020). The Battle is On: Factors that Motivate People to Combat Anti-Vaccine Misinformation. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1838108external icon
  • Tian, C. Y., Xu, R. H., Mo, P. K., Dong, D., & Wong, E. L. (2020). Generic Health Literacy Measurements for Adults: A Scoping Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(21). doi:3390/ijerph17217768external icon
  • Viswanath, K., Lee, E. W. J., & Pinnamaneni, R. (2020). We Need the Lens of Equity in COVID-19 Communication. Health Commun, 1-4. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1837445external 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
  • Zhao, X., Delahanty, J. C., Duke, J. C., MacMonegle, A. J., Smith, A. A., Allen, J. A., & Nonnemaker, J. (2020). Perceived Message Effectiveness and Campaign-Targeted Beliefs: Evidence of Reciprocal Effects in Youth Tobacco Prevention. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1839202external 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.

Page last reviewed: November 30, 2020