Health Communications Science Digest

September 2020 -- Vol. 11, Issue 9e

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
  • Retraction of: Aceves-Martins M, Llauradó E, Tarro L, et al: A School-Based, Peer-Led, Social Marketing Intervention to Engage Spanish Adolescents in a Healthy Lifestyle (”We Are Cool”-Som la Pera Study): A Parallel Cluster Randomized Controlled Study [Child Obes 2017;13:300-313; doi: 10.1089/chi.2016.0216]. (2020). Child Obes. doi:1089/chi.2016.0216.retractexternal icon
  • Ahn, J., & Kahlor, L. A. (2020). No Regrets When It Comes to Your Health: Anticipated Regret, Subjective Norms, Information Insufficiency and Intent to Seek Health Information from Multiple Sources. Health Commun, 35(10), 1295-1302. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1626535external icon
  • Basch, C. H., Kecojevic, A., & Wagner, V. H. (2020). Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Online Versions of Highly Circulated U.S. Daily Newspapers. J Community Health. doi:1007/s10900-020-00913-wexternal icon
  • Busho, A. C., Macisco, J. M., Oslock, A. G., Worly, B. L., & Klein, E. G. (2020). Effectiveness of Cessation Messages Targeting Pregnant and Nonpregnant Female Smokers in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Analysis into the Impact of Pregnancy, Self-Efficacy, and Risk Perception. Matern Child Health J. doi:1007/s10995-020-03001-6external icon
  • Chang, S. J., Jang, S. J., Lee, H., & Kim, H. (2020). Building on Evidence to Improve eHealth Literacy in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Comput Inform Nurs. doi:1097/cin.0000000000000674external icon
  • De Alba, A., Schober, D., & Johansson, P. (2020). Examining Perceptions of Spanish Language Health Information Among Hispanics Living in the United States: A Qualitative Study Assessing Videos, Brochures, and Websites. Health Promot Pract, 1524839920950029. doi:1177/1524839920950029external icon
  • Fridman, I., Lucas, N., Henke, D., & Zigler, C. K. (2020). Association Between Public Knowledge About COVID-19, Trust in Information Sources, and Adherence to Social Distancing: Cross-Sectional Survey. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6(3), e22060. doi:2196/22060external icon
  • Goethals, L., Barth, N., Hupin, D., Mulvey, M. S., Roche, F., Gallopel-Morvan, K., & Bongue, B. (2020). Social marketing interventions to promote physical activity among 60 years and older: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1312. doi:1186/s12889-020-09386-xexternal icon
  • Hamaguchi, R., Nematollahi, S., & Minter, D. J. (2020). Picture of a pandemic: visual aids in the COVID-19 crisis. J Public Health (Oxf), 42(3), 483-485. doi:1093/pubmed/fdaa080external icon
  • Holden, S. S., Zlatevska, N., Parkinson, J., Cadario, R., Dubelaar, C., Lei, J., . . . Werle, C. (2020). Unpalatable food for thought: Let marketing research guide effective public obesity interventions. Obes Rev. doi:1111/obr.13141external icon
  • Kubb, C., & Foran, H. M. (2020). Online Health Information Seeking by Parents for Their Children: Systematic Review and Agenda for Further Research. J Med Internet Res, 22(8), e19985. doi:2196/19985external icon
  • Maggio, L. A., Krakow, M., & Moorhead, L. L. (2020). ‘There were some clues’: a qualitative study of heuristics used by parents of adolescents to make credibility judgements of online health news articles citing research. BMJ Open, 10(8), e039692. doi:1136/bmjopen-2020-039692pdf iconexternal icon
  • Mheidly, N., & Fares, J. (2020). Leveraging media and health communication strategies to overcome the COVID-19 infodemic. J Public Health Policy, 1-11. doi:1057/s41271-020-00247-wexternal icon
  • Moyer-Gusé, E., Woods, K., Rader, K., & Luong, K. T. (2020). Talking about TV: Mother-Daughter Viewing and Discussion of an Entertainment Narrative about Teen Pregnancy. Health Commun, 35(10), 1200-1209. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1623642external icon
  • Plant, A., Snow, E. G., Montoya, J. A., Young, S., Javanbakht, M., & Klausner, J. D. (2020). Test4HepC: Promoting Hepatitis C Testing to Baby Boomers Using Social Media. Health Promot Pract, 21(5), 780-790. doi:1177/1524839919833987external icon
  • Rafferty, K. A., & Beck, G. A. (2020). “You Are Not Alone”: Advice Giving for Parents of Children Living with Complex Chronic Conditions. Health Commun, 35(11), 1386-1395. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1636341external icon
  • Ramondt, S., & Ramírez, A. S. (2020). Media Reporting on Air Pollution: Health Risk and Precautionary Measures in National and Regional Newspapers. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(18). doi:3390/ijerph17186516external 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
  • Xu, J., & Cao, X. (2020). Young Adults’ (Mis)use of Prescription Opioid Drugs: An Exploratory Study. Health Commun, 35(11), 1407-1414. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1636343external icon
  • Yang, B., & Nan, X. (2020). Self-Affirmation Moderates Self-Congruency Effect in Health Messaging. Health Commun, 35(11), 1359-1367. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1636338external icon
  • Yang, Q., Millette, D., Zhou, C., Beatty, M., Carcioppolo, N., & Wilson, G. (2020). The Effectiveness of Interactivity in Improving Mediating Variables, Behaviors and Outcomes of Web-Based Health Interventions: A Meta-Analytic Review. Health Commun, 35(11), 1334-1348. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1631992external icon
  • Zhao, H., Fu, S., & Chen, X. (2020). Promoting users’ intention to share online health articles on social media: The role of confirmation bias. Inf Process Manag, 57(6), 102354. doi:1016/j.ipm.2020.102354pdf iconexternal icon
  • Zuair, A. A., & Sopory, P. (2020). Effects of Media Health Literacy School-Based Interventions on Adolescents’ Body Image Concerns, Eating Concerns, and Thin-Internalization Attitudes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1813954external 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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