Health Communications Science Digest – February

February 2021 -- Vol. 12, Issue 2e

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
  • Bapaye, J. A., & Bapaye, H. A. (2021). Demographic Factors Influencing the Impact of Coronavirus-Related Misinformation on WhatsApp: Cross-sectional Questionnaire Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 7(1), e19858. doi:2196/19858external icon
  • Burgess, E. R., Walter, N., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Murphy, S. T. (2021). Communication Hotspots: How Infrastructure Shapes People’s Health. Health Commun, 36(3), 361-371. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1692490external icon
  • Chon, M. G., & Park, H. (2021). Predicting Public Support for Government Actions in a Public Health Crisis: Testing Fear, Organization-Public Relationship, and Behavioral Intention in the Framework of the Situational Theory of Problem Solving. Health Commun, 36(4), 476-486. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1700439external icon
  • Djerf-Pierre, M., & Lindgren, M. (2021). Making sense of “superbugs” on YouTube: A storytelling approach. Public Underst Sci, 963662521989251. doi:1177/0963662521989251external icon
  • Francis, D. B. (2021). “Twitter is Really Therapeutic at Times”: Examination of Black Men’s Twitter Conversations Following Hip-Hop Artist Kid Cudi’s Depression Disclosure. Health Commun, 36(4), 448-456. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1700436external icon
  • Goh, M. C. W., Kelly, P. J., Deane, F. P., Raftery, D. K., & Ingram, I. (2021). Communication of health risk in substance-dependent populations: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Drug Alcohol Rev. doi:1111/dar.13249external icon
  • Gray, H. M., Wiley, R. C., Williams, P. M., & Shaffer, H. J. (2021). A Scoping Review of “Responsible Drinking” Interventions. Health Commun, 36(2), 236-256. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1733226external icon
  • Guan, M., & So, J. (2021). Tailoring Temporal Message Frames to Individuals’ Time Orientation Strengthens the Relationship between Risk Perception and Behavioral Intention. J Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10810730.2021.1878310external icon
  • Holden, S. S., Zlatevska, N., Parkinson, J., Cadario, R., Dubelaar, C., Lei, J., . . . Werle, C. (2021). Unpalatable food for thought: Let marketing research guide effective public obesity interventions. Obes Rev, 22(2), e13141. doi:1111/obr.13141external icon
  • Hovick, S. R., Thomas, S. N., Watts, J., & Tan, N. Q. P. (2021). The Influence of Family Communication Patterns on the Processing of Messages to Increase Family Health History Seeking Intentions. Health Commun, 36(4), 424-432. doi:1080/10410236.2019.1693129external icon
  • Kim, H. K., & Tandoc, E. C., Jr. (2021). Wear or Not to Wear a Mask? Recommendation Inconsistency, Government Trust and the Adoption of Protection Behaviors in Cross-Lagged TPB Models. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1871170external icon
  • Kraak, V. I., & Consavage Stanley, K. (2021). A Systematic Scoping Review of Media Campaigns to Develop a Typology to Evaluate Their Collective Impact on Promoting Healthy Hydration Behaviors and Reducing Sugary Beverage Health Risks. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18(3). doi:3390/ijerph18031040external icon
  • Lachlan, K. A., Hutter, E., & Gilbert, C. (2021). COVID-19 Echo Chambers: Examining the Impact of Conservative and Liberal News Sources on Risk Perception and Response. Health Secur. doi:1089/hs.2020.0176external icon
  • Lee, H. Y., Jin, S. W., Henning-Smith, C., Lee, J., & Lee, J. (2021). Role of Health Literacy in Health-Related Information-Seeking Behavior Online: Cross-sectional Study. J Med Internet Res, 23(1), e14088. doi:2196/14088external icon
  • Nan, X., Iles, I., & Ma, Z. (2021). Impact of Self-Affirmation on Responses to Health Warning Messages: Does Consideration of Future Consequences Matter? Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1885773external icon
  • Olagoke, A. A., Olagoke, O. O., & Hughes, A. M. (2021). Intention to Vaccinate Against the Novel 2019 Coronavirus Disease: The Role of Health Locus of Control and Religiosity. J Relig Health, 60(1), 65-80. doi:1007/s10943-020-01090-9external icon
  • Tamul, D., Einstein, C., Hotter, J., Lanier, M., Purcell, L., & Wolf, J. (2021). Narrative persuasion and stigma: Using news accounts to denormalize texting while driving. Accid Anal Prev, 151, 105876. doi:1016/j.aap.2020.105876external icon
  • Tsao, S. F., Chen, H., Tisseverasinghe, T., Yang, Y., Li, L., & Butt, Z. A. (2021). What social media told us in the time of COVID-19: a scoping review. Lancet Digit Health. doi:1016/s2589-7500(20)30315-0external icon
  • Waters, E. A., Foust, J. L., Scherer, L. D., McQueen, A., & Taber, J. M. (2021). Adherence of Internet-Based Cancer Risk Assessment Tools to Best Practices in Risk Communication: Content Analysis. J Med Internet Res, 23(1), e23318external icon.
  • Winograd, D. M., Fresquez, C. L., Egli, M., Peterson, E. K., Lombardi, A. R., Megale, A., . . . McAndrew, L. M. (2021). Rapid review of virus risk communication interventions: Directions for COVID-19. Patient Educ Couns. doi:1016/j.pec.2021.01.024external icon
  • Yin, F., Shao, X., Ji, M., & Wu, J. (2021). Quantifying the Influence of Delay in Opinion Transmission of COVID-19 Information Propagation: Modeling Study. J Med Internet Res, 23(2), e25734. doi:10.2196/25734external 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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