Health Communications Science Digest – April 2020

April 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 4e

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
  • Arendt, F. (2020). The Opioid-Overdose Crisis and Fentanyl: The Role of Online Information Seeking via Internet Search Engines. Health Commun, 1-7. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1748820external icon
  • Basch, C. H., Hillyer, G. C., Meleo-Erwin, Z. C., Jaime, C., Mohlman, J., & Basch, C. E. (2020). Preventive Behaviors Conveyed on YouTube to Mitigate Transmission of COVID-19: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6(2), e18807. doi:2196/18807external icon
  • Brick, C., McDowell, M., & Freeman, A. L. J. (2020). Risk communication in tables versus text: a registered report randomized trial on ‘fact boxes’. R Soc Open Sci, 7(3), 190876. doi:1098/rsos.190876external icon
  • Campbell, I. H., & Rudan, I. (2020). A systematic analysis of online public engagement with 10 videos on major global health topics involving 229 459 global online viewers. J Glob Health, 10(1), 010903. doi:7189/jogh.10.010903pdf iconexternal icon
  • Cohn, N. (2020). Visual narrative comprehension: Universal or not? Psychon Bull Rev, 27(2), 266-285. doi:3758/s13423-019-01670-1pdf iconexternal icon
  • de Visser, R. O., Graber, R., Abraham, C., Hart, A., & Memon, A. (2020). Resilience-based alcohol education: developing an intervention, evaluating feasibility and barriers to implementation using mixed-methods. Health Educ Res, 35(2), 123-133. doi:1093/her/cyaa006
  • Dockter, C. E., Lee, S., Boman, C. D., Hinnant, A., & Cameron, G. T. (2020). The Impact of Retransmission and Modality on Communicating Health Research Findings via Social Media. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1749354external icon
  • Evans, W. D., Ulasevich, A., Hatheway, M., & Deperthes, B. (2020). Systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Literature on Global Condom Promotion Programs. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(7). doi:3390/ijerph17072262external icon
  • Fleary, S. A., Joseph, P., & Chang, H. (2020). Applying the information-motivation-behavioral skills model to explain adolescents’ fruits and vegetables consumption. Appetite, 147, 104546. doi:1016/j.appet.2019.104546pdf iconexternal icon
  • Geldsetzer, P. (2020). Use of Rapid Online Surveys to Assess People’s Perceptions During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Cross-sectional Survey on COVID-19. J Med Internet Res, 22(4), e18790. doi:2196/18790external icon
  • Hernandez-Garcia, I., & Gimenez-Julvez, T. (2020). Assessment of Health Information About COVID-19 Prevention on the Internet: Infodemiological Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6(2), e18717. doi:2196/18717external icon
  • Himelboim, I., Xiao, X., Lee, D. K. L., Wang, M. Y., & Borah, P. (2020). A Social Networks Approach to Understanding Vaccine Conversations on Twitter: Network Clusters, Sentiment, and Certainty in HPV Social Networks. Health Commun, 35(5), 607-615. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1573446external icon
  • Ju, I., Ohs, J. E., & Park, J. S. (2020). Consumer’s Regulatory Knowledge of Prescription Drug Advertising and Health Risk Awareness: The Moderating Role of Risk Information Prominence. Health Commun, 35(6), 696-706. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1584738external icon
  • Kirk Sell, T., Ravi, S. J., Watson, C., Meyer, D., Pechta, L. E., Rose, D. A., . . . Schoch-Spana, M. (2020). A Public Health Systems View of Risk Communication About Zika. Public Health Rep, 33354920912215. doi:1177/0033354920912215external icon
  • Lee, T. K., & Su, L. Y. (2020). When a Personal HPV Story on a Blog Influences Perceived Social Norms: The Roles of Personal Experience, Framing, Perceived Similarity, and Social Media Metrics. Health Commun, 35(4), 438-446. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1567440external icon
  • Panozzo, C. A., Head, K. J., Kornides, M. L., Feemster, K. A., & Zimet, G. D. (2020). Tailored Messages Addressing Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Concerns Improves Behavioral Intent Among Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Adolesc Health. doi:1016/j.jadohealth.2020.01.024pdf iconexternal icon
  • Phillips, G., 2nd, Raman, A. B., Felt, D., McCuskey, D. J., Hayford, C. S., Pickett, J., . . . Mustanski, B. (2020). PrEP4Love: The Role of Messaging and Prevention Advocacy in PrEP Attitudes, Perceptions, and Uptake Among YMSM and Transgender Women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 83(5), 450-456. doi:1097/qai.0000000000002297external icon
  • Pulido, C. M., Ruiz-Eugenio, L., Redondo-Sama, G., & Villarejo-Carballido, B. (2020). A New Application of Social Impact in Social Media for Overcoming Fake News in Health. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(7). doi:3390/ijerph17072430external icon
  • Romberg, A. R., Bennett, M., Tulsiani, S., Simard, B., Kreslake, J. M., Favatas, D., . . . Hair, E. C. (2020). Validating Self-Reported Ad Recall as a Measure of Exposure to Digital Advertising: An Exploratory Analysis Using Ad Tracking Methodology. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(7). doi:3390/ijerph17072185external icon
  • Rowbotham, S., Astell-Burt, T., Barakat, T., & Hawe, P. (2020). 30+ years of media analysis of relevance to chronic disease: a scoping review. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 364. doi:1186/s12889-020-8365-xexternal icon
  • Swire-Thompson, B., & Lazer, D. (2020). Public Health and Online Misinformation: Challenges and Recommendations. Annu Rev Public Health, 41, 433-451. doi:1146/annurev-publhealth-040119-094127external icon
  • Wang, X., Shi, J., & Kong, H. (2020). Online Health Information Seeking: A Review and Meta-Analysis. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1748829external icon
  • Zhang, L., Li, H., & Chen, K. (2020). Effective Risk Communication for Public Health Emergency: Reflection on the COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Outbreak in Wuhan, China. Healthcare (Basel), 8(1). doi:3390/healthcare8010064external 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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