Health Communications Science Digest – May

May 2022 -- Vol. 13, Issue 5e

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
  • Alvarez, C. F., Wolfe, B. H., & Scharp, K. M. (2022). Identity (Re)constructions in Mothers’ Online Stories about Terminating Wanted Pregnancies Due to Health Complications. Health Commun, 37(6), 668-676. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1862448external icon
  • Anakwe, A., Majee, W., Ponder, M., & BeLue, R. (2022). COVID-19 and crisis communication among African American households. Fam Syst Health. doi:1037/fsh0000705pdf iconexternal icon
  • Burger, J. (2022). Ecological information and approaches needed for risk communication dialogs for acute or chronic environmental crises. Risk Anal. doi:1111/risa.13940external icon
  • Cadenhead, V. H. (2022). Storytelling-An Educational Intervention for Oral Learners. J Christ Nurs. doi:1097/cnj.0000000000000981external icon
  • Christy, K. R., Minich, M., Tao, R., Riddle, K., & Kim, S. (2022). To Tailor or Not to Tailor: An Investigation of Narrative Tailoring for Health Communication. J Health Commun, 1-12. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2068702external icon
  • Chung, M., & Lim, Y. S. (2022). When Health Organization Answers the Question: Differential Effects of Dialogic Messages in Website and Twitter through Social Presence and Psychological Distance. Health Commun, 37(6), 685-695. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1864098external icon
  • Conlin, J., Baker, M., Zhang, B., Shoenberger, H., & Shen, F. (2022). Facing the Strain: The Persuasive Effects of Conversion Messages on COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2065747external icon
  • Feng, Y., & Tong, Q. (2022). Exploring the Mediating Role of Situation Awareness and Crisis Emotions Between Social Media Use and COVID-19 Protective Behaviors: Cross-Sectional Study. Front Public Health, 10, 793033. doi:3389/fpubh.2022.793033external icon
  • Gesualdo, F., Bucci, L. M., Rizzo, C., & Tozzi, A. E. (2022). Digital tools, multidisciplinarity and innovation for communicating vaccine safety in the COVID-19 era. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 18(1), 1865048. doi:1080/21645515.2020.1865048pdf iconexternal icon
  • Jung, E. H., & Sundar, S. S. (2022). Older Adults’ Activities on Facebook: Can Affordances Predict Intrinsic Motivation and Well-Being? Health Commun, 37(5), 597-607. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1859722external icon
  • Kim, J. (2022). Gain-Loss Framing and Social Distancing: Temporal Framing’s Role as an Emotion Intensifier. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2067943external icon
  • Lindsey, M., Richmond, B., Quintanar, D. R., Spradlin, J., & Halili, L. (2022). Insights into Improving Risk and Safety Communication through Environmental Health Literacy. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(9). doi:3390/ijerph19095330pdf iconexternal icon
  • Makhnoon, S., Maki, K. G., Yu, R., Peterson, S. K., & Shete, S. (2022). Are beliefs about the importance of genetics for cancer prevention and early detection associated with high risk cancer genetic testing in the U.S. Population? Prev Med Rep, 27, 101781. doi:1016/j.pmedr.2022.101781pdf iconexternal icon
  • Platter, H., Kaplow, K., & Baur, C. (2022). The Value of Community Health Literacy Assessments: Health Literacy in Maryland. Public Health Rep, 137(3), 471-478. doi:1177/00333549211002767external icon
  • Ponder, M. L. (2022). What Happens When the Crisis Seemingly Never Ends? Perspectives in Health Communication. Ethn Dis, 32(2), 165-168. doi:18865/ed.32.2.165external icon
  • Ren, Y., & Shen, F. (2022). Effects of Narratives and Behavioral Involvement on Adolescents’ Attitudes toward Gaming Disorder. Health Commun, 37(6), 657-667. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1862397external icon
  • Sansoni, M., Tagai, E. K., Lapitan, E., Wen, K. Y., Xu, J., Belfiglio, A., . . . Miller, S. M. (2022). Development of a text message-based intervention for follow-up colposcopy among predominately underserved Black and Hispanic/Latinx women. Cancer Causes Control, 33(6), 861-873. doi:1007/s10552-022-01573-ypdf iconexternal icon
  • Sylvester, S., Motta, M., Trujillo, K. L., & Callaghan, T. (2022). Vaccinating across the aisle: using co-partisan source cues to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the ideological right. J Behav Med, 1-13. doi:1007/s10865-022-00323-4pdf iconexternal icon
  • van Hierden, Y., Rundle-Thiele, S., & Dietrich, T. (2022). Improving Well-Being in Young Adults: A Social Marketing Proof-of-Concept. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(9). doi:3390/ijerph19095248external icon
  • Webber, K. T., Stifano, S., Davis, S. M., & Stifano, S. C. (2022). Considering Social Identity Threat Alongside the Health Belief Model to Examine Mask-Wearing Intentions of Black, Latinx, and Asian Individuals in the U.S. During COVID-19. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:10.1080/10410236.2022.2067384external 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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