Health Communications Science Digest - March 2020

March 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 3e

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
  • Alonso-Canadas, J., Galan-Valdivieso, F., Saraite-Sariene, L., & Caba-Perez, C. (2020). Committed to Health: Key Factors to Improve Users’ Online Engagement through Facebook. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(6). doi:10.3390/ijerph17061814external icon
  • Aubrey, J. S., Speno, A. G., & Gamble, H. (2020). Appearance Framing versus Health Framing of Health Advice: Assessing the Effects of a YouTube Channel for Adolescent Girls. Health Commun, 35(3), 384-394. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1564955external icon
  • Ballard, A. M., Davis, A., & Hoffner, C. A. (2020). The Impact of Health Narratives on Persuasion in African American Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Health Commun, 1-12. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1731936external icon
  • Bonafide, K. E., Vanable, P. A., & Carey, M. P. (2020). The Association Between African American Parent-Child Sex Communication and Adolescent Condomless Sex. AIDS Behav, 24(3), 847-853. doi:10.1007/s10461-019-02504-w pdf iconexternal icon
  • Boyle, J., Berman, L., Nowak, G. J., Iachan, R., Middleton, D., & Deng, Y. (2020). An assessment of parents’ childhood immunization beliefs, intentions, and behaviors using a smartphone panel. Vaccine, 38(10), 2416-2423. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.01.032pdf iconexternal icon
  • Conrad, E. J., Becker, M., Powell, B., & Hall, K. C. (2020). Improving Health Promotion Through the Integration of Technology, Crowdsourcing, and Social Media. Health Promot Pract, 21(2), 228-237. doi:10.1177/1524839918811152external icon
  • Dorrance Hall, E., Ma, M., Azimova, D., Campbell, N., Ellithorpe, M., Plasencia, J., . . . Hennessy, M. (2020). The Mediating Role of Family and Cultural Food Beliefs on the Relationship between Family Communication Patterns and Diet and Health Issues across Racial/Ethnic Groups. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1733213external icon
  • Dragojevic, M., Savage, M. W., Scott, A. M., & McGinnis, T. (2020). Promoting Oral Health in Appalachia: Effects of Threat Label and Source Accent on Message Acceptance. Health Commun, 35(3), 297-307. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1560581external icon
  • Etnel, J. R. G., de Groot, J. M., El Jabri, M., Mesch, A., Nobel, N. A., Bogers, A., & Takkenberg, J. J. M. (2020). Do risk visualizations improve the understanding of numerical risks? A randomized, investigator-blinded general population survey. Int J Med Inform, 135, 104005. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.104005pdf iconexternal icon
  • Fitzgerald, K., Paravati, E., Green, M. C., Moore, M. M., & Qian, J. L. (2020). Restorative Narratives for Health Promotion. Health Commun, 35(3), 356-363. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1563032external icon
  • Gandhi, C. K., Patel, J., & Zhan, X. (2020). Trend of influenza vaccine Facebook posts in last 4 years: a content analysis. Am J Infect Control. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2020.01.010pdf iconexternal icon
  • Hall, M. G., Lazard, A. J., Grummon, A. H., Mendel, J. R., & Taillie, L. S. (2020). The impact of front-of-package claims, fruit images, and health warnings on consumers’ perceptions of sugar-sweetened fruit drinks: Three randomized experiments. Prev Med, 132, 105998. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.105998pdf iconexternal icon
  • Konig, L., & Jucks, R. (2020). Effects of Positive Language and Profession on Trustworthiness and Credibility in Online Health Advice: Experimental Study. J Med Internet Res, 22(3), e16685. doi:10.2196/16685external icon
  • Leas, E. C., Prochaska, J. J., Ayers, J., Nobles, A. L., & Henriksen, L. (2020). What to do when tobacco advertisers exploit antitobacco social media campaigns to sell tobacco. Tob Control, 29(2), 243-244. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-054993pdf iconexternal icon
  • Lu, H., Winneg, K., Jamieson, K. H., & Albarracin, D. (2020). Intentions to Seek Information About the Influenza Vaccine: The Role of Informational Subjective Norms, Anticipated and Experienced Affect, and Information Insufficiency Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People. Risk Anal. doi:10.1111/risa.13459external icon
  • Martin, A., Caon, M., Adorni, F., Andreoni, G., Ascolese, A., Atkinson, S., . . . McKinstry, B. (2020). A Mobile Phone Intervention to Improve Obesity-Related Health Behaviors of Adolescents Across Europe: Iterative Co-Design and Feasibility Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 8(3), e14118. doi:10.2196/14118external icon
  • Millar, R. J., Sahoo, S., Yamashita, T., & Cummins, P. A. (2020). Literacy skills, language use, and online health information seeking among Hispanic adults in the United States. Patient Educ Couns. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2020.02.030pdf iconexternal icon
  • Oh, S. H., Lee, S. Y., & Han, C. (2020). The Effects of Social Media Use on Preventive Behaviors during Infectious Disease Outbreaks: The Mediating Role of Self-relevant Emotions and Public Risk Perception. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:10.1080/10410236.2020.1724639external icon
  • Puhl, R. M. (2020). What words should we use to talk about weight? A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies examining preferences for weight-related terminology. Obes Rev. doi:10.1111/obr.13008external 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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