August issue of Health Communication Science Digest is now available!Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 09/10/2012 01:17 PM EDT
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The August issue of Health Communication Science Digest (HCSD or Digest) is now available!
This month in the Digest:
- Health information seeking behaviors are examined in several studies. Cohen & Adames, working with National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, illustrate the prevalence of several internet-based health communication activities among U.S. adults. Others report on health information use among unique audience segments. For example, Geana et al. examine these behaviors among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Gowen et al. report on young adults with mental health conditions, Katz et al. offer an ecological perspective on U.S. Latinos’ health communication behaviors, and Oh et al. examine the health information seeking behaviors of Korean Americans. Also, Di Pietro et al. summarize the type of information available through neurodevelopmental disorders websites.
- The key role of communication activity in health interventions is highlighted in four studies. Guillaumiers et al. detail a systematic review of the effectiveness of anti-tobacco mass media campaigns with socially disadvantaged groups. Heath et al. recommend community-wide and mass media campaigns to promote physical activity. Southwell et al. find that “peer referral” is a productive strategy to promote mammography among the underinsured. And Williamson et al. conclude that adding a classroom/internet educational component to an environmental school-based obesity prevention program yielded positive outcomes.
- Three studies (Parrott et al., Prematunge et al., and Severtson & Vatovec) examine aspects of health risk communication. Three studies (Ahlers-Schmidt et al., Buller et al., and Mevissen et al.) compare the effectiveness of communication channels in health communication endeavors. And, two studies (Holton et al. and Myers et al.) examine how communication message framing can shape health perceptions and behaviors across diverse audience segments.
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