Health Communications Science Digest – June 2020

June 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 6e

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
  • Adam, M., Bärnighausen, T., & McMahon, S. A. (2020). Design for extreme scalability: A wordless, globally scalable COVID-19 prevention animation for rapid public health communication. J Glob Health, 10(1), 010343. doi:7189/jogh.10.010343pdf iconexternal icon
  • Bach, R. L., & Wenz, A. (2020). Studying health-related internet and mobile device use using web logs and smartphone records. PLoS One, 15(6), e0234663. doi:1371/journal.pone.0234663external icon
  • Bento, A. I., Nguyen, T., Wing, C., Lozano-Rojas, F., Ahn, Y. Y., & Simon, K. (2020). Evidence from internet search data shows information-seeking responses to news of local COVID-19 cases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 117(21), 11220-11222. doi:1073/pnas.2005335117pdf iconexternal icon
  • Campbell, I. H., & Rudan, I. (2020). Effective approaches to public engagement with global health topics. J Glob Health, 10(1), 01040901. doi:7189/jogh.10.010901pdf iconexternal 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
  • Fazeli, P. L., Woods, S. P., Gakumo, C. A., Mugavero, M. J., & Vance, D. E. (2020). Critical, and not functional, health literacy is associated with missed HIV clinic visits in adults and older adults living with HIV in the Deep South. AIDS Care, 32(6), 694-700. doi:1080/09540121.2019.1622641external icon
  • Freeman, J. L., Caldwell, P. H. Y., & Scott, K. M. (2020). The Role of Trust When Adolescents Search for and Appraise Online Health Information. J Pediatr, 221, 215-223.e215. doi:1016/j.jpeds.2020.02.074external icon
  • Hayashi, H., Tan, A. S. L., Kawachi, I., Ishikawa, Y., Kondo, K., Kondo, N., . . . Viswanath, K. (2020). Interpersonal Diffusion of Health Information: Health Information Mavenism among People Age 65 and over in Japan. Health Commun, 35(7), 804-814. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1593078external icon
  • Henderson, C., Potts, L., & Robinson, E. J. (2020). Mental illness stigma after a decade of Time to Change England: inequalities as targets for further improvement. Eur J Public Health, 30(3), 526-532. doi:1093/eurpub/ckaa013
  • Hu, D., Lou, X., Xu, Z., Meng, N., Xie, Q., Zhang, M., . . . Wang, F. (2020). More effective strategies are required to strengthen public awareness of COVID-19: Evidence from Google Trends. J Glob Health, 10(1), 011003. doi:7189/jogh.10.011003pdf iconexternal icon
  • Jacobson, N. C., Lekkas, D., Price, G., Heinz, M. V., Song, M., O’Malley, A. J., & Barr, P. J. (2020). Flattening the Mental Health Curve: COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Are Associated With Alterations in Mental Health Search Behavior in the United States. JMIR Ment Health, 7(6), e19347. doi:2196/19347external icon
  • Jun, J., Wen, T. J., & Wu, L. (2020). The Effects of Self vs. Group Affirmation and Message Framing on College Students’ Vape-Free Campus Policy Support. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1767446external icon
  • Lazard, A. J. (2020). Design cues for tobacco communication: Heuristic interpretations and usability of online health information about harmful chemicals. Int J Med Inform, 141, 104177. doi:1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104177pdf iconexternal icon
  • Lee, J. K., Lin, L., & Wu, X. V. (2020). Social Capital and Health Communication in Singapore: An Examination of the Relationships between Community Participation, Perceived Neighborliness and Health Communication Behaviors. J Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10810730.2020.1761485external icon
  • Lim, S., & Nakazato, H. (2020). The Emergence of Risk Communication Networks and the Development of Citizen Health-Related Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Social Selection and Contagion Processes. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(11). doi:3390/ijerph17114148external icon
  • Luisi, M. L. R. (2020). From bad to worse: The representation of the HPV vaccine Facebook. Vaccine, 38(29), 4564-4573. doi:1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.016pdf iconexternal icon
  • Lwin, M. O., Lu, J., Sheldenkar, A., Schulz, P. J., Shin, W., Gupta, R., & Yang, Y. (2020). Global Sentiments Surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic on Twitter: Analysis of Twitter Trends. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6(2), e19447. doi:2196/19447external icon
  • Park, S. Y., Son, H., Lee, J., & Go, E. (2020). Moderating Effects of Social Norms and Alcohol Consumption on Message Framing in Responsible Drinking Campaigns: Value from Deviance Regulation Theory. Health Commun, 35(7), 793-803. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1593077external icon
  • Rohde, J. A., Noar, S. M., Mendel, J. R., Hall, M. G., Baig, S. A., Ribisl, K. M., & Brewer, N. T. (2020). E-Cigarette Health Harm Awareness and Discouragement: Implications for Health Communication. Nicotine Tob Res, 22(7), 1131-1138. doi:1093/ntr/ntz194
  • Scherr, C. L., Nam, K., Augusto, B., Kasting, M. L., Caldwell, M., Lee, M. C., . . . Vadaparampil, S. T. (2020). A Framework for Pilot Testing Health Risk Video Narratives. Health Commun, 35(7), 832-841. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1598612external icon
  • Schulz, P. J., & Hartung, U. (2020). Unsusceptible to Social Communication? The Fixture of the Factors Predicting Decisions on Different Vaccinations. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1771119external icon
  • Szinay, D., Jones, A., Chadborn, T., Brown, J., & Naughton, F. (2020). Influences on the Uptake of and Engagement With Health and Well-Being Smartphone Apps: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res, 22(5), e17572. doi:10.2196/17572external 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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