Health Communications Science Digest – July 2020

July 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 7e

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
  • Camacho-Rivera, M., Gonzalez, C. J., Morency, J. A., Blake, K. D., & Calixte, R. (2020). Heterogeneity in Trust of Cancer Information among Hispanic Adults in the United States: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 29(7), 1348-1356. doi:1158/1055-9965.Epi-19-1375pdf iconexternal icon
  • Diviani, N., Obrenovic, J., Montoya, C. L., & Karcz, K. (2020). Disentangling health information appraisal competence: Results from an interdisciplinary scoping review and online consultation among Swiss stakeholders. PLoS One, 15(7), e0235474. doi:1371/journal.pone.0235474external icon
  • Duckhorn, J., Lappin, B., Weinberg, J., & Zwanziger, L. L. (2020). The FDA’s Message Testing: Putting Health Literacy Advice into Practice. Stud Health Technol Inform, 269, 332-340. doi:3233/shti200048external icon
  • Fareed, N., Swoboda, C. M., Jonnalagadda, P., Walker, D. M., & Huerta, T. R. (2020). Differences Between Races in Health Information Seeking and Trust Over Time: Evidence From a Cross-Sectional, Pooled Analyses of HINTS Data. Am J Health Promot, 890117120934609. doi:1177/0890117120934609external icon
  • Jenkins, E. L., Ilicic, J., Molenaar, A., Chin, S., & McCaffrey, T. A. (2020). Strategies to Improve Health Communication: Can Health Professionals be Heroes? Nutrients, 12(6). doi:3390/nu12061861external icon
  • Jimenez, T., Restar, A., Helm, P. J., Cross, R. I., Barath, D., & Arndt, J. (2020). Fatalism in the context of COVID-19: Perceiving coronavirus as a death sentence predicts reluctance to perform recommended preventive behaviors. SSM Popul Health, 11, 100615. doi:1016/j.ssmph.2020.100615pdf iconexternal icon
  • Kearns, C., & Kearns, N. (2020). The role of comics in public health communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Vis Commun Med, 1-11. doi:1080/17453054.2020.1761248external icon
  • Kim, S. C., Vraga, E. K., & Cook, J. (2020). An Eye Tracking Approach to Understanding Misinformation and Correction Strategies on Social Media: The Mediating Role of Attention and Credibility to Reduce HPV Vaccine Misperceptions. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1787933external icon
  • Kim, Y., Chung, S., & So, J. (2020). Success Expectancy: A Mediator of the Effects of Source Similarity and Self-Efficacy on Health Behavior Intention. Health Commun, 35(9), 1063-1072. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1613475external icon
  • Lee, S., Lee, N., & Dockter, C. E. (2020). Effects of Message Presentation Type on GM Food Risk Perception, Similarity Judgment, and Attitude. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1787926external icon
  • Li, S., Feng, B., Liao, W., & Pan, W. (2020). Internet Use, Risk Awareness, and Demographic Characteristics Associated With Engagement in Preventive Behaviors and Testing: Cross-Sectional Survey on COVID-19 in the United States. J Med Internet Res, 22(6), e19782. doi:2196/19782external icon
  • Malecki, K., Keating, J. A., & Safdar, N. (2020). Crisis Communication and Public Perception of COVID-19 Risk in the Era of Social Media. Clin Infect Dis. doi:1093/cid/ciaa758
  • Oransky, I. (2020). Will Improvements in Health Journalism Improve Health Literacy? Stud Health Technol Inform, 269, 511-525. doi:3233/shti200059external icon
  • Parackal, M., Parackal, S., Mather, D., & Eusebius, S. (2020). Dynamic transactional model: a framework for communicating public health messages via social media. Perspect Public Health, 1757913920935910. doi:1177/1757913920935910external icon
  • Ratzan, S. C., Sommariva, S., & Rauh, L. (2020). Enhancing global health communication during a crisis: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health Res Pract, 30(2). doi:17061/phrp3022010pdf iconexternal icon
  • Rosen, B. L., Wheldon, C., Thompson, E. L., Maness, S., & Massey, P. M. (2020). Social media engagement association with human papillomavirus and vaccine awareness and perceptions: Results from the 2017 US Health Information National Trends Survey. Prev Med, 138, 106151. doi:1016/j.ypmed.2020.106151pdf iconexternal icon
  • Rutter, S., Stones, C., & Macduff, C. (2020). Communicating Handwashing to Children, as Told by Children. Health Commun, 35(9), 1091-1100. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1613478external icon
  • Seale, H., Heywood, A. E., Leask, J., Sheel, M., Thomas, S., Durrheim, D. N., . . . Kaur, R. (2020). COVID-19 is rapidly changing: Examining public perceptions and behaviors in response to this evolving pandemic. PLoS One, 15(6), e0235112. doi:1371/journal.pone.0235112external icon
  • Stolow, J. A., Moses, L. M., Lederer, A. M., & Carter, R. (2020). How Fear Appeal Approaches in COVID-19 Health Communication May Be Harming the Global Community. Health Educ Behav, 47(4), 531-535. doi:1177/1090198120935073external icon
  • Tangcharoensathien, V., Calleja, N., Nguyen, T., Purnat, T., D’Agostino, M., Garcia-Saiso, S., . . . Briand, S. (2020). Framework for Managing the COVID-19 Infodemic: Methods and Results of an Online, Crowdsourced WHO Technical Consultation. J Med Internet Res, 22(6), e19659. doi:2196/19659external icon
  • Xu, Q., Chen, S., & Safarnejad, L. (2020). Effects of Information Veracity and Message Frames on Information Dissemination: A Case Study of 2016 Zika Epidemic Discussion on Twitter. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1773705external 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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