Health Communications Science Digest – August 2020

August 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 8e

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
  • Abbott, A., Askelson, N., Scherer, A. M., & Afifi, R. A. (2020). Critical Reflections on COVID-19 Communication Efforts Targeting Adolescents and Young Adults. J Adolesc Health, 67(2), 159-160. doi:1016/j.jadohealth.2020.05.013external icon
  • Alber, J. M., Cohen, C., Bleakley, A., Ghazvini, S. F., Tolentino, B. T., Almeida, R., & Chance, B. L. (2020). Comparing the Effects of Different Story Types and Speakers in Hepatitis B Storytelling Videos. Health Promot Pract, 21(5), 811-821. doi:1177/1524839919894248external icon
  • Ancker, J. S., Grossman, L. V., & Benda, N. C. (2020). Health Literacy 2030: Is It Time to Redefine the Term? J Gen Intern Med, 35(8), 2427-2430. doi:1007/s11606-019-05472-ypdf iconexternal icon
  • Bruine de Bruin, W., & Bennett, D. (2020). Relationships Between Initial COVID-19 Risk Perceptions and Protective Health Behaviors: A National Survey. Am J Prev Med, 59(2), 157-167. doi:1016/j.amepre.2020.05.001external icon
  • Chan, L., O’Hara, B., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., & Freeman, B. (2020). Review of Evaluation Metrics Used in Digital and Traditional Tobacco Control Campaigns. J Med Internet Res, 22(8), e17432. doi:2196/17432external icon
  • Chesser, A., Drassen Ham, A., & Keene Woods, N. (2020). Assessment of COVID-19 Knowledge Among University Students: Implications for Future Risk Communication Strategies. Health Educ Behav, 47(4), 540-543. doi:1177/1090198120931420external icon
  • Dayrit, M. M., Mendoza, R. U., & Valenzuela, S. A. (2020). The importance of effective risk communication and transparency: lessons from the dengue vaccine controversy in the Philippines. J Public Health Policy, 41(3), 252-267. doi:1057/s41271-020-00232-3pdf iconexternal icon
  • Dillard, J. P., Li, R., & Yang, C. (2020). Fear of Zika: Information Seeking as Cause and Consequence. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1794554external icon
  • Gatewood, J., Monks, S. L., Singletary, C. R., Vidrascu, E., & Moore, J. B. (2020). Social Media in Public Health: Strategies to Distill, Package, and Disseminate Public Health Research. J Public Health Manag Pract, 26(5), 489-492. doi:1097/phh.0000000000001096external icon
  • Guidry, J. P. D., Meganck, S. L., Lovari, A., Messner, M., Medina-Messner, V., Sherman, S., & Adams, J. (2020). Tweeting about #Diseases and #Publichealth: Communicating Global Health Issues across Nations. Health Commun, 35(9), 1137-1145. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1620089external icon
  • Imhof, M. A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2020). Strong health messages increase audience brain coupling. Neuroimage, 216, 116527. doi:1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116527pdf iconexternal icon
  • Islam, M. S., Sarkar, T., Khan, S. H., Mostofa Kamal, A. H., Hasan, S. M. M., Kabir, A., . . . Seale, H. (2020). COVID-19-Related Infodemic and Its Impact on Public Health: A Global Social Media Analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. doi:4269/ajtmh.20-0812pdf iconexternal icon
  • Jenkins, E. L., Ilicic, J., Barklamb, A. M., & McCaffrey, T. A. (2020). Assessing the Credibility and Authenticity of Social Media Content for Applications in Health Communication: Scoping Review. J Med Internet Res, 22(7), e17296. doi:2196/17296external 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
  • Kauttonen, J., Hannukainen, J., Tikka, P., & Suomala, J. (2020). Predictive modeling for trustworthiness and other subjective text properties in online nutrition and health communication. PLoS One, 15(8), e0237144. doi:1371/journal.pone.0237144external icon
  • Kim, Y., & Kim, J. H. (2020). Using photos for public health communication: A computational analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Instagram photos and public responses. Health Informatics J, 26(3), 2159-2180. doi:1177/1460458219896673external icon
  • Puri, N., Coomes, E. A., Haghbayan, H., & Gunaratne, K. (2020). Social media and vaccine hesitancy: new updates for the era of COVID-19 and globalized infectious diseases. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 1-8. doi:1080/21645515.2020.1780846external icon
  • Reyna, V. F. (2020). Of Viruses, Vaccines, and Variability: Qualitative Meaning Matters. Trends Cogn Sci, 24(9), 672-675. doi:1016/j.tics.2020.05.015external icon
  • Reynolds-Tylus, T., Lukacena, K. M., & Truban, O. (2020). Message Fatigue to Bystander Intervention Messages: Examining Pathways of Resistance among College Men. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1794551external icon
  • Schnarrs, P. W., Jones, S. S., Parsons, J. T., Baldwin, A., Rosenberger, J. G., Lunn, M. R., & Rendina, H. J. (2020). Sexual Subcultures and HIV Prevention Methods: An Assessment of Condom Use, PrEP, and TasP Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Using a Social and Sexual Networking Smartphone Application. Arch Sex Behav. doi:1007/s10508-020-01784-xpdf iconexternal icon
  • Szmuda, T., Ali, S., Hetzger, T. V., Rosvall, P., & Słoniewski, P. (2020). Are online searches for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) related to media or epidemiology? A cross-sectional study. Int J Infect Dis, 97, 386-390. doi:1016/j.ijid.2020.06.028external icon
  • Walter, N., Brooks, J. J., Saucier, C. J., & Suresh, S. (2020). Evaluating the Impact of Attempts to Correct Health Misinformation on Social Media: A Meta-Analysis. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1794553external icon
  • Witt, J. K. (2020). The Precision-Bias Distinction for Evaluating Visual Decision Aids for Risk Perception. Med Decis Making, 272989×20943516. doi:10.1177/0272989×20943516external 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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