Health Communications Science Digest – February

February 2022 -- Vol. 13, 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.

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Articles of Interest
  • Altshuler, R. D. (2022). Narratives Are Useful Strategies for Overcoming Challenges in Risk Communication. Am J Public Health, 112(S1), S12-s14. doi:2105/ajph.2021.306669external icon
  • Böhm, R., Holtmann-Klenner, C., Korn, L., Santana, A. P., & Betsch, C. (2022). Behavioral determinants of antibiotic resistance: The role of social information. Appl Psychol Health Well Being. doi:1111/aphw.12345external icon
  • Botzen, W. J. W., Duijndam, S. J., Robinson, P. J., & van Beukering, P. (2022). Behavioral biases and heuristics in perceptions of COVID-19 risks and prevention decisions. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13882external icon
  • Getachew-Smith, H., King, A. J., Marshall, C., & Scherr, C. L. (2022). Process Evaluation in Health Communication Media Campaigns: A Systematic Review. Am J Health Promot, 36(2), 367-378. doi:1177/08901171211052279external icon
  • Hua, J., & Howell, J. L. (2022). Coping self-efficacy influences health information avoidance. J Health Psychol, 27(3), 713-725. doi:1177/1359105320965664external icon
  • Kessler, S. H., & Bachmann, E. (2022). Debunking health myths on the internet: the persuasive effect of (visual) online communication. Z Gesundh Wiss, 1-13. doi:1007/s10389-022-01694-3pdf iconexternal icon
  • Kilgo, D. K., & Midberry, J. (2022). Social Media News Production, Emotional Facebook Reactions, and the Politicization of Drug Addiction. Health Commun, 37(3), 375-383. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1846265external icon
  • Kraak, V. I., Consavage Stanley, K., Harrigan, P. B., & Zhou, M. (2022). How have media campaigns been used to promote and discourage healthy and unhealthy beverages in the United States? A systematic scoping review to inform future research to reduce sugary beverage health risks. Obes Rev, e13425. doi:1111/obr.13425external icon
  • Li, Y., Yang, B., Henderson, K., & Popova, L. (2022). A Content Analysis of U.S. Adults’ Open-Ended Responses to E-Cigarette Risk Messages. Health Commun, 37(3), 285-295. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1837427external icon
  • Ma, Z., Ma, R., & Ledford, V. (2022). Is My Story Better Than His Story? Understanding the Effects and Mechanisms of Narrative Point of View in the Opioid Context. Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2037198external icon
  • MacKay, M., Colangeli, T., Thaivalappil, A., Del Bianco, A., McWhirter, J., & Papadopoulos, A. (2022). A Review and Analysis of the Literature on Public Health Emergency Communication Practices. J Community Health, 47(1), 150-162. doi:1007/s10900-021-01032-wpdf iconexternal icon
  • Maloney, E. K., Bleakley, A., Young, D. G., Silk, K. J., Crowley, J. P., & Lambe, J. L. (2022). Television News Media Consumption and Misperceptions about COVID-19 among US Populations at High Risk for Severe Health Outcomes Early in the Pandemic. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2023381external icon
  • McClaran, N., Rhodes, N., & Yao, S. X. (2022). Trust and Coping Beliefs Contribute to Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Intention. Health Commun, 1-8. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2035944external icon
  • Mourali, M., & Drake, C. (2022). Debunking Health Misinformation on Social Media: The Challenge of Dynamic Conversations. J Med Internet Res. doi:2196/34831pdf iconexternal icon
  • Richards, A. S., Bessarabova, E., Banas, J. A., & Bernard, D. R. (2022). Reducing Psychological Reactance to Health Promotion Messages: Comparing Preemptive and Postscript Mitigation Strategies. Health Commun, 37(3), 366-374. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1839203external icon
  • Schmälzle, R., & Wilcox, S. (2022). Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Health Message Generation: The Folic Acid Message Engine. J Med Internet Res, 24(1), e28858. doi:2196/28858external icon
  • Snook, D. W., Kaczkowski, W., & Fodeman, A. D. (2022). Mask On, Mask Off: Risk Perceptions for COVID-19 and Compliance with COVID-19 Safety Measures. Behav Med, 1-11. doi:1080/08964289.2021.2021384external icon
  • Tappen, R. M., Cooley, M. E., Luckmann, R., & Panday, S. (2022). Digital Health Information Disparities in Older Adults: a Mixed Methods Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 9(1), 82-92. doi:1007/s40615-020-00931-3pdf iconexternal icon
  • Temmann, L. J., Wiedicke, A., Schaller, S., Scherr, S., & Reifegerste, D. (2022). A Systematic Review of Responsibility Frames and Their Effects in the Health Context. J Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10810730.2021.2020381external icon
  • Tompkins, L. K., Pennington, A. F., Sircar, K. D., & Mirabelli, M. C. (2022). Communication channels for receiving air quality alerts among adults in the United States. Prev Med Rep, 25, 101677. doi:1016/j.pmedr.2021.101677external icon
  • Yang, C. (2022). Exploring Communication Strategies to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination: Motivation-Based Message Appeals, Incidental Emotions, and Risk Perception. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2028481external icon
  • Zhang, M., Qi, X., Chen, Z., & Liu, J. (2022). Social Bots’ Involvement in the COVID-19 Vaccine Discussions on Twitter. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(3). doi:3390/ijerph19031651external icon
  • Zhao, X., Delahanty, J. C., Duke, J. C., MacMonegle, A. J., Smith, A. A., Allen, J. A., & Nonnemaker, J. (2022). Perceived Message Effectiveness and Campaign-Targeted Beliefs: Evidence of Reciprocal Effects in Youth Tobacco Prevention. Health Commun, 37(3), 356-365. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1839202external 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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