Health Communications Science Digest – June

June 2022 -- Vol. 13, Issue 6e

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
  • Boyle, J., Nowak, G., Kinder, R., Iachan, R., & Dayton, J. (2022). Better Understanding Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy and Refusal: The Influence of Broader Beliefs about Vaccines. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(11). doi:3390/ijerph19116838
  • Collis, A., Garimella, K., Moehring, A., Rahimian, M. A., Babalola, S., Gobat, N. H., . . . Eckles, D. (2022). Global survey on COVID-19 beliefs, behaviours and norms. Nat Hum Behav. doi:1038/s41562-022-01347-1
  • Fontana, J., Cranmer, G. A., Ash, E., Mazer, J. P., & Denham, B. E. (2022). Parent-Child Communication regarding Sport-Related Concussion: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Health Commun, 37(8), 923-934. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1876326
  • Frew, P. M., Gonzalez-Casanova, I., Otieno, N. A., Malik, F. A., Fenimore, V. L., Owino, D., . . . Omer, S. B. (2022). Development of effective messages to promote maternal immunization in Kenya. Vaccine, 40(27), 3761-3770. doi:1016/j.vaccine.2022.05.014
  • Grey, E. B., Atkinson, L., Chater, A., Gahagan, A., Tran, A., & Gillison, F. B. (2022). A systematic review of the evidence on the effect of parental communication about health and health behaviours on children’s health and wellbeing. Prev Med, 159, 107043. doi:1016/j.ypmed.2022.107043
  • Lee, E. J., Kim, H. S., & Joo, M. H. (2022). Social Media vs. Mass Media: Mitigating the Suspicion of Ulterior Motives in Public Health Communication. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2074781
  • Li, W., Vargas-Rivera, M., Ebrahimi Kalan, M., Ben Taleb, Z., Asfar, T., Osibogun, O., . . . Maziak, W. (2022). The Effect of Graphic Health Warning Labels Placed on the ENDS Device on Young Adult Users’ Experience, Exposure and Intention to Use: A Pilot Study. Health Commun, 37(7), 842-849. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1872158
  • Ma, Z., & Ma, R. (2022). Predicting Intentions to Vaccinate against COVID-19 and Seasonal Flu: The Role of Consideration of Future and Immediate Consequences. Health Commun, 37(8), 952-961. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1877913
  • Myrick, J. G., & Willoughby, J. F. (2022). A Mixed Methods Inquiry into the Role of Tom Hanks’ COVID-19 Social Media Disclosure in Shaping Willingness to Engage in Prevention Behaviors. Health Commun, 37(7), 824-832. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1871169
  • Olivares, S. M., & Myneni, S. (2022). Unpacking Misinfodemic During a Global Health Crisis: A Qualitative Inquiry of Psychosocial Characteristics in Social Media Interactions. Stud Health Technol Inform, 290, 962-966. doi:3233/shti220223
  • Peters, E., Boyd, P., Cameron, L. D., Contractor, N., Diefenbach, M. A., Fleszar-Pavlovic, S., . . . Stephens, K. K. (2022). Evidence-based recommendations for communicating the impacts of climate change on health. Transl Behav Med, 12(4), 543-553. doi:1093/tbm/ibac029
  • Rees, F., Geiger, M., Lilleholt, L., Zettler, I., Betsch, C., Böhm, R., & Wilhelm, O. (2022). Measuring parents’ readiness to vaccinate themselves and their children against COVID-19. Vaccine, 40(28), 3825-3834. doi:1016/j.vaccine.2022.04.091
  • Shawky, S., Kubacki, K., Dietrich, T., & Weaven, S. (2022). Is social media a panacea for social marketing communication? A scoping review. Health Mark Q, 1-17. doi:1080/07359683.2022.2082136
  • Shi, W., Rothman, A. J., Yzer, M. C., & Nagler, R. H. (2022). Effects of Exposure to Conflicting Information About Mammography on Cancer Information Overload, Perceived Scientists’ Credibility, and Perceived Journalists’ Credibility. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2077163
  • Shoots-Reinhard, B., Lawrence, E. R., Schulkin, J., & Peters, E. (2022). Excluding numeric side-effect information produces lower vaccine intentions. Vaccine. doi:1016/j.vaccine.2022.06.001
  • Stokes-Parish, J. (2022). Navigating credibility of online information during COVID-19: using mnemonics to empower the public to spot red flags in health information online. J Med Internet Res. doi:2196/38269
  • Sun, H., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Pan, X., Shen, L., & Hua, W. (2022). Developing a framework for understanding health information behavior change from avoidance to acquisition: a grounded theory exploration. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1115. doi:1186/s12889-022-13522-0
  • Wang, J., & Sundar, S. S. (2022). Are We More Reactive to Persuasive Health Messages When They Appear in Our Customized Interfaces? The Role of Sense of Identity and Sense of Control. Health Commun, 37(8), 1022-1030. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1885772
  • Wang, X. (2022). Putting Emotions in the Health Belief Model: The Role of Hope and Anticipated Guilt on the Chinese’s Intentions to Get COVID-19 Vaccination. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2078925
  • Zhu, P., Tatar, O., Griffin-Mathieu, G., Perez, S., Haward, B., Zimet, G., . . . Rosberger, Z. (2022). The Efficacy of a Brief, Altruism-Eliciting Video Intervention in Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions Among a Population-Based Sample of Younger Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 8(5), e37328. doi:2196/37328

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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