Health Communications Science Digest – November

November 2021 -- Vol. 12, Issue 11e

To enhance awareness of emerging health communication and marketing scientific knowledge, the Science Team in the Office of the Associate Director for Communication 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 instances, articles must be requested via another source and a hyperlink to facilitate that process is included with the reference.  Please note that hyperlinks are to CDC licensed materials and are generally available only through the CDC intranet.

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Articles of Interest
  • Alegria, K. E., Fleszar-Pavlović, S. E., Ngo, D. D., Beam, A., Halliday, D. M., Hinojosa, B. M., . . . Song, A. V. (2021). The Role of Risk Perceptions and Affective Consequences in COVID-19 Protective Behaviors. Int J Behav Med, 28(6), 801-807. doi:1007/s12529-021-09970-4pdf iconexternal icon
  • Appiah, B., Anum-Hagin, D., Gyansa-Luterrodt, M., Samman, E., Agyeman, F. K. A., Appiah, G., . . . Rene, A. (2021). Children against antibiotics misuse and antimicrobial resistance: assessing effectiveness of storytelling and picture drawing as public engagement approaches. Wellcome Open Res, 6, 202. doi:12688/wellcomeopenres.16543.2pdf iconexternal icon
  • Dillard, J. P., Li, R., & Yang, C. (2021). Fear of Zika: Information Seeking as Cause and Consequence. Health Commun, 36(13), 1785-1795. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1794554external icon
  • Eguren, J., Antúnez, L., Otterbring, T., Curutchet, M. R., & Ares, G. (2021). Health gains through loss frames: Testing the effectiveness of message framing on citizens’ use of nutritional warnings. Appetite, 166, 105469. doi:1016/j.appet.2021.105469external icon
  • Fenwick, K. M., Golden, R. E., Frayne, S. M., Hamilton, A. B., Yano, E. M., Carney, D. V., & Klap, R. (2021). Women Veterans’ Experiences of Harassment and Perceptions of Veterans Affairs Health Care Settings During a National Anti-Harassment Campaign. Womens Health Issues, 31(6), 567-575. doi:1016/j.whi.2021.06.005external icon
  • Ghio, D., Lawes-Wickwar, S., Tang, M. Y., Epton, T., Howlett, N., Jenkinson, E., . . . Keyworth, C. (2021). What influences people’s responses to public health messages for managing risks and preventing infectious diseases? A rapid systematic review of the evidence and recommendations. BMJ Open, 11(11), e048750. doi:1136/bmjopen-2021-048750pdf iconexternal icon
  • Hussain, S. A., & Alhabash, S. (2021). Nostalgic Emotional Valence and Its Effects on Help-Seeking in Depression. An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Health Commun, 36(13), 1731-1742. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1794549external icon
  • Janssen, M., Okeke, S., Murray, C., Ewing, M., Lu, H., Bourne, C., & Mao, L. (2021). STI testing among young people attending music festivals in New South Wales, Australia: exploring the client segmentation concept in the ‘Down to Test’ program. Sex Health. doi:1071/sh21101external icon
  • Kenzig, M. J., & Mumford, N. S. (2021). Theoretical Considerations for Communication Campaigns to Address Vaccine Hesitancy. Health Promot Pract, 15248399211050415. doi:1177/15248399211050415external icon
  • Kuang, K., Tian, Z., Wilson, S. R., & Buzzanell, P. M. (2021). Memorable Messages as Anticipatory Resilience: Examining Associations among Memorable Messages, Communication Resilience Processes, and Mental Health. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1993585external icon
  • Lee, S., Lee, N., & Dockter, C. E. (2021). Effects of Message Presentation Type on GM Food Risk Perception, Similarity Judgment, and Attitude. Health Commun, 36(13), 1666-1676. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1787926external icon
  • Lee, S. J., & Liu, J. (2021). Leveraging Dynamic Norm Messages to Promote Counter-Normative Health Behaviors: The Moderating Role of Current and Future Injunctive Norms, Attitude and Self-Efficacy. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1991638external icon
  • Monkman, H., Martin, S. Z., Minshall, S., Kushniruk, A. W., & Lesselroth, B. J. (2021). Opportunities to Improve COVID-19 Dashboard Designs for the Public. Stud Health Technol Inform, 286, 16-20. doi:3233/shti210628external icon
  • Nan, X., Iles, I. A., Yang, B., & Ma, Z. (2021). Public Health Messaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Lessons from Communication Science. Health Commun, 1-19. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1994910external icon
  • Nosi, C., D’Agostino, A., Pratesi, C. A., & Barbarossa, C. (2021). Evaluating a social marketing campaign on healthy nutrition and lifestyle among primary-school children: A mixed-method research design. Eval Program Plann, 89, 101965. doi:1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101965external icon
  • Oktavianus, J., & Lin, W. Y. (2021). Soliciting Social Support from Migrant Domestic Workers’ Connections to Storytelling Networks during a Public Health Crisis. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1996675external icon
  • Okuno, H., Satoh, H., Iitake, C., Hosokawa, S., Oishi, K., & Kikkawa, T. (2021). Effects of message order and active participation on vaccine risk communication. Pediatr Int, 63(11), 1363-1368. doi:1111/ped.14662external icon
  • Smith-Frigerio, S. (2021). “You are Not Alone”: Linking Peer Support to Information and Resources for Mental Health Concerns in Advocacy Groups’ Social Media Messaging. Health Commun, 36(14), 1980-1989. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1808415external icon
  • Van Deventer, D., Marecaux, J., Doubleday, A., Errett, N., & Isaksen, T. M. B. (2021). Wildfire Smoke Risk Communication Efficacy: A Content Analysis of Washington State’s 2018 Statewide Smoke Event Public Health Messaging. J Public Health Manag Pract, 27(6), 607-614. doi:1097/phh.0000000000001151external icon
  • Warisse Turner, J., Wang, F., & Robinson, J. D. (2021). Stories or Directives: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Governmental Messages to Their Constituents during COVID-19. Health Commun, 1-8. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1996912external icon
  • Wright, K. B., Cai, X., Fisher, C., Rising, C. J., Burke-Garcia, A., & Afanaseva, D. (2021). A Content Analysis of Social Support Messages about Environmental Breast Cancer Risk within Blogs for Mothers. Health Commun, 36(13), 1796-1804. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1800241external icon
  • Xu, Q., Chen, S., & Safarnejad, L. (2021). Effects of Information Veracity and Message Frames on Information Dissemination: A Case Study of 2016 Zika Epidemic Discussion on Twitter. Health Commun, 36(12), 1560-1570. 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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