Health Communications Science Digest – August

August 2022 -- Vol. 13, Issue 8e

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
  • Berg, S. H., Shortt, M. T., Thune, H., Røislien, J., O’Hara, J. K., Lungu, D. A., & Wiig, S. (2022). Differences in comprehending and acting on pandemic health risk information: a qualitative study using mental models. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1440. doi:1186/s12889-022-13853-y
  • 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, 14(3), 757-775. doi:1111/aphw.12345
  • Brown, S. L., McRae, D., Sheils, E., McDonnell, B. J., Khan, I., & James, D. H. (2022). The effect of visual interventions on illness beliefs and medication adherence for chronic conditions: A scoping review of the literature and mapping to behaviour change techniques (BCTs). Res Social Adm Pharm, 18(8), 3239-3262. doi:1016/j.sapharm.2021.11.006
  • Chan, E., & Zhang, L. S. (2022). Is this food healthy? The impact of lay beliefs and contextual cues on food healthiness perception and consumption. Curr Opin Psychol, 46, 101348. doi:1016/j.copsyc.2022.101348
  • Cooke-Jackson, A., & Rubinsky, V. (2022). Extending the Roots of Memorable Messages: A Comprehensive Review and Forecast of Memorable Message Literature and Theory. Health Commun, 1-11. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2105620
  • Cunningham-Erves, J., Brandt, H. M., Sanderson, M., Clarkson, K., Lee, O., Schlundt, D., . . . Davis, J. (2022). Development of a Theory-Based, Culturally Appropriate Message Library for Use in Interventions to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination Among African Americans: Formative Research. JMIR Form Res, 6(7), e38781. doi:2196/38781
  • Demeshko, A., Buckley, L., Morphett, K., Adams, J., Meany, R., & Cullerton, K. (2022). Characterising trusted spokespeople in noncommunicable disease prevention: A systematic scoping review. Prev Med Rep, 29, 101934. doi:1016/j.pmedr.2022.101934
  • Gallegos, M. L., & Segrin, C. (2022). Family Connections and the Latino Health Paradox: Exploring the Mediating Role of Loneliness in the Relationships Between the Latina/o Cultural Value of Familism and Health. Health Commun, 37(9), 1204-1214. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1909244
  • Gao, J. (2022). The complementary and substitutive value of online health information. Health Soc Care Community, 30(5), e3029-e3040. doi:1111/hsc.13748
  • He, L., Yin, T., & Zheng, K. (2022). They May Not Work! An evaluation of eleven sentiment analysis tools on seven social media datasets. J Biomed Inform, 132, 104142. doi:1016/j.jbi.2022.104142
  • Hwang, Y., So, J., & Jeong, S. H. (2022). Does COVID-19 Message Fatigue Lead to Misinformation Acceptance? An Extension of the Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model. Health Commun, 1-8. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2111636
  • Ju, I., Ohs, J., Park, T., & Hinsley, A. (2022). Examining the Theory of Motivated Information Management (TMIM) in the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Health Commun, 1-17. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2107737
  • Kim, H. M., Saffer, A. J., Liu, W., Sun, J., Li, Y., Zhen, L., & Yang, A. (2022). How Public Health Agencies Break through COVID-19 Conversations: A Strategic Network Approach to Public Engagement. Health Commun, 37(10), 1276-1284. doi:1080/10410236.2021.1886393
  • Lee, C., Bouchard, J., & Wong, J. S. (2022). A Popular Approach, but Do They Work? A Systematic Review of Social Marketing Campaigns to Prevent Sexual Violence on College Campuses. Violence Against Women, 10778012221092476. doi:1177/10778012221092476
  • Lowry, M., Trivedi, N., Boyd, P., Julian, A., Treviño, M., Lama, Y., . . . Perna, F. (2022). Making decisions about health information on social media: a mouse-tracking study. Cogn Res Princ Implic, 7(1), 68. doi:1186/s41235-022-00414-5
  • Nagler, R. H., Vogel, R. I., Rothman, A. J., Yzer, M. C., & Gollust, S. E. (2022). Vulnerability to the Effects of Conflicting Health Information: Testing the Moderating Roles of Trust in News Media and Research Literacy. Health Educ Behav, 10901981221110832. doi:1177/10901981221110832
  • Nan, X., Verrill, L., Kim, J., & Daily, K. (2022). Public Perceptions of Food Contamination Risks: A Simulation Experiment on the Psychological Impact of Incident Severity and Intentionality. Health Commun, 1-10. doi:1080/10410236.2022.2109395
  • 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
  • Singh, H., Kolschen, J., Samkange-Zeeb, F., Brand, T., Zeeb, H., & Schüz, B. (2022). Modifiable predictors of health literacy in working-age adults – a rapid review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health, 22(1), 1450. doi:1186/s12889-022-13851-0
  • Weerakoon, S. M., Henson-Garcia, M., Valerio-Shewmaker, M. A., Messiah, S. E., & Knell, G. (2022). Contributions of Trustworthiness, Health Literacy, and Self-Efficacy in Communicating With COVID-19 Vaccine-Hesitant Audiences: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Form Res, 6(8), e38076. doi:2196/38076
  • Willoughby, J. F., & Noar, S. M. (2022). Fifteen Years after a 10-year Retrospective: The State of Health Mass Mediated Campaigns. J Health Commun, 1-13. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2110627
  • Yilma, H., Rimal, R. N., & Parida, M. (2022). Multilevel theorizing in health communication: Integrating the Risk Perception Attitude (RPA) framework and the Theory of Normative Social Behavior (TNSB). PLoS One, 17(7), e0271804. doi:1371/journal.pone.0271804
  • Zhuang, J., & Cobb, C. (2022). COVID-19 Vaccine-related Information Seeking and Scanning: A Test of Mediators between Information Acquisition and Vaccination Intention among Unvaccinated Black Americans. J Health Commun, 1-9. doi:1080/10810730.2022.2107739

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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