Health Communications Science Digest – July

July 2022 -- Vol. 13, Issue 7e

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
  • Acar, D., & Kıcali, Ü. (2022). An Integrated Approach to COVID-19 Preventive Behaviour Intentions: Protection Motivation Theory, Information Acquisition, and Trust. Soc Work Public Health, 37(5), 419-434. doi:1080/19371918.2021.2018082
  • Bartolucci, A., & Lüders, A. (2022). Alone in the disaster? The independent nature of behavioural instructions for evacuation. J Community Psychol, 50(5), 2072-2089. doi:1002/jcop.22755
  • Bergan, D. E., Rojas, A., Briggs, I., & Andersen, E. (2022). Framing and Policymaker Evaluations of the Opioid Crisis. Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2093555
  • Brown, N. R., & Wingate, L. T. (2022). The Influence of Memorable Message Receipt on Dietary and Exercise Behavior among Self-Identified Black Women. Health Commun, 37(9), 1157-1166. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1962587
  • Chandler, R., Ross, H., & Guillaume, D. (2022). Innovative perception analysis of HIV prevention messaging for black women in college: a proof of concept study. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1255. doi:1186/s12889-022-13564-4
  • Chen, T., Dai, M., Xia, S., & Zhou, Y. (2022). Do Messages Matter? Investigating the Combined Effects of Framing, Outcome Uncertainty, and Number Format on COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Intention. Health Commun, 37(8), 944-951. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1876814
  • Chino, F., Carroll, A., Sanger-Katz, M., Dusetzina, S. B., & Zafar, S. Y. (2022). Communicating Research to Non-Researcher Audiences: A Panel Discussion From the National Cancer Institute’s Future of Cancer Health Economics Research Conference. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr, 2022(59), 64-67. doi:1093/jncimonographs/lgab021
  • Cristea, F., Weishaar, H., Geurts, B., Delamou, A., Tan, M. M. J., Legido-Quigley, H., . . . Bcheraoui, C. E. (2022). A comparative analysis of experienced uncertainties in relation to risk communication during COVID19: a four-country study. Global Health, 18(1), 66. doi:1186/s12992-022-00857-x
  • Dib, F., Mayaud, P., Chauvin, P., & Launay, O. (2022). Online mis/disinformation and vaccine hesitancy in the era of COVID-19: Why we need an eHealth literacy revolution. Hum Vaccin Immunother, 18(1), 1-3. doi:1080/21645515.2021.1874218
  • Francis, D. B., & Finn, L. (2022). A Theoretically Based Analysis of Twitter Conversations about Trauma and Mental Health: Examining Responses to Storylines on the Television Show Queen Sugar. Health Commun, 37(9), 1104-1112. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1888454
  • Francis, D. B., Mason, N., & Occa, A. (2022). Young African Americans’ Communication with Family Members About COVID-19: Impact on Vaccination Intention and Implications for Health Communication Interventions. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 9(4), 1550-1556. doi:1007/s40615-021-01094-5
  • Griffith, D. M., Jaeger, E. C., Semlow, A. R., Ellison, J. M., Bergner, E. M., & Stewart, E. C. (2022). Individually Tailoring Messages to Promote African American Men’s Health. Health Commun, 37(9), 1147-1156. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1913837
  • Gutuskey, L., Wolford, B. K., Wilkin, M. K., Hofer, R., Fantacone, J. M., & Scott, M. K. (2022). Healthy Choices Catch On: Data-informed Evolution of a Social Marketing Campaign. J Nutr Educ Behav. doi:1016/j.jneb.2022.03.002
  • Hall, P. A., Fong, G. T., Hitchman, S. C., Quah, A. C. K., Agar, T., Meng, G., . . . Boudreau, C. (2022). Brain and behavior in health communication: The Canadian COVID-19 Experiences Project. Brain Behav Immun Health, 22, 100467. doi:1016/j.bbih.2022.100467
  • Hanson, B. L., Finley, K., Otto, J., & Ward, N. J. (2022). Role of Trusted Sources and Behavioral Beliefs in Promoting Mitigation Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Survey Study. JMIR Hum Factors, 9(3), e37454. doi:2196/37454
  • Lin, T., & Nan, X. (2022). A Scoping Review of Emerging COVID-19 Health Communication Research in Communication and Media Journals. Health Commun, 1-12. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2091916
  • Lumpkins, C. Y., Goeckner, R., Hale, J., Lewis, C., Gunville, J., Gunville, R., . . . Daley, S. M. (2022). In Our Sacred Voice – An Exploration of Tribal and Community Leader Perceptions as Health Communicators of Disease Prevention among American Indians in the Plains. Health Commun, 37(9), 1180-1191. doi:1080/10410236.2021.2008108
  • Myers, M. J., Annis, I. E., Withers, J., Williamson, L., & Thomas, K. C. (2022). Access to Effective Communication Aids and Services among American Sign Language Users across North Carolina: Disparities and Strategies to Address Them. Health Commun, 37(8), 962-971. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1878594
  • Okuhara, T., Okada, H., Goto, E., Tsunezumi, A., Kagawa, Y., & Kiuchi, T. (2022). Encouraging COVID-19 vaccination via an evolutionary theoretical approach: A randomized controlled study in Japan. Patient Educ Couns, 105(7), 2248-2255. doi:1016/j.pec.2022.02.013
  • Park, E., Kim, S., & Cameron, G. T. (2022). Immunize the HPV Vaccine Rumors: Effects of Inoculation Messages and Tone of Voice on Parental Intention to Vaccinate Their Children. J Community Health, 1-10. doi:1007/s10900-022-01100-9
  • Rivera, Y. M., Moran, M. B., Thrul, J., Joshu, C., & Smith, K. C. (2022). When Engagement Leads to Action: Understanding the Impact of Cancer (Mis)information among Latino/a Facebook Users. Health Commun, 37(9), 1229-1241. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1950442
  • Saucier, C. J., Suresh, S., Brooks, J. J., Walter, N., Plant, A., & Montoya, J. A. (2022). The Effect of an Entertainment-Education Intervention on Reproductive Health of Young Women of Color. Health Commun, 37(9), 1093-1103. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1903741
  • Shin, Y., & Pettigrew, J. (2022). Testing Narrative Persuasion of a Culturally Grounded, School-Based “Dale Se REAL” Entertainment-Education Intervention and Peer Communication on Nicaraguan Adolescent Substance Use. J Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2090030
  • SteelFisher, G. K., Caporello, H. L., Lubell, K. M., Ben-Porath, E. N., Green, A. R., Luo, F., . . . Boyea, A. (2022). Getting Critical Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Spanish and Chinese Speakers With Limited English Proficiency. Health Secur. doi:1089/hs.2021.0218
  • Stehr, P., Reifegerste, D., Rossmann, C., Caspar, K., Schulze, A., & Lindemann, A. K. (2022). Effective communication with caregivers to prevent unintentional injuries in children under seven years. A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns, 105(8), 2721-2730. doi:1016/j.pec.2022.04.015
  • 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
  • Weeks, R., Cooper, L., Sangha, P., Sedoc, J., White, S., Toledo, A., . . . Bar-Zeev, N. (2022). Chatbot-Delivered COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Message Preferences of Young Adults and Public Health Workers in Urban American Communities: Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res, 24(7), e38418. doi:2196/38418
  • Williamson, L. D. (2022). Beyond Personal Experiences: Examining Mediated Vicarious Experiences as an Antecedent of Medical Mistrust. Health Commun, 37(9), 1061-1074. doi:1080/10410236.2020.1868744
  • Xiao, Y., & Yu, S. (2022). Using Humor to Promote Social Distancing on Tiktok During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front Psychol, 13, 887744. doi:3389/fpsyg.2022.887744
  • Zimbres, T. M., Ruiz, J. B., & Bell, R. A. (2022). Conservative Media Use and Childhood COVID-19 Vaccine Information: A Test of the Contradictory Health Information Processing Model. J Health Commun, 1-12. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2097344

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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