Journal of Health Communication
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Improving awareness of cancer clinical trials among Hispanic patients and families: audience segmentation decisions for a media intervention...
Clinical trials hold great promise for cancer treatment; yet, Hispanic cancer patients have low rates of clinical trial participation. Lack of awareness and knowledge of clinical trials and language barriers may account for low participation rates. Patient education through audiovisual materials can...
Consulting with a surgeon before breast cancer surgery: patient question asking and satisfaction.
Research has found a negative association between patient question asking and aspects of their satisfaction. In the context of surgical oncology, the aim of this exploratory study was to test the association between patient question asking and 3 indices of their satisfaction. Participants included 5...
Information seeking from media and family/friends increases the likelihood of engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors.
The amount of cancer-related information available to the general population continues to grow; yet, its effects are unclear. This study extends previous cross-sectional research establishing that cancer information seeking across a variety of sources is extensive and positively associated with enga...
The efficacy of cigarette warning labels on health beliefs in the United States and Mexico.
Concern over health risks is the most common motivation for quitting smoking. Health warnings on tobacco packages are among the most prominent interventions to convey the health risks of smoking. Face-to-face surveys were conducted in Mexico (n = 1,072), and a web-based survey was conducted in the U...
Evidence, peer review, and medical progress: an HIV cure.
Effects of responsibility attribution and message source on young adults' health attitudes and behaviors.
This study investigated the effect of message attributes on responses to health messages. The authors examined 3 variables--responsibility attribution (individual vs. social), source (personal blog vs. online magazine), and illness (stigmatized vs. nonstigmatized)--for effects on young adults' healt...
Deaf persons' english reading levels and associations with epidemiological, educational, and cultural factors.
One hundred six Michigan d/Deaf persons, part of a study evaluating how to improve d/Deaf persons' understanding of cancer prevention recommendations, had reading levels determined using the Test of Reading Comprehension, Syntactic Sentences. Respondents averaged 52 years old, 59% female, 84% Caucas...
Evaluation of a tuberculosis education video among immigrants and refugees at an adult education center: a community-based participatory app...
Tuberculosis disproportionately affects immigrants and refugees to the United States. Upon arrival to the United States, many of these individuals attend adult education centers, but little is known about how to deliver tuberculosis health information at these venues. Therefore, the authors used a p...
Take-Wait-Stop: a patient-centered strategy for writing PRN medication instructions.
Recent studies have linked patient misunderstanding of label instructions for as needed (PRN) medications to dosing errors. This study conducted a preliminary field test of patient-centered PRN label instructions. Patients participated in a hypothetical dosing experiment and were randomized to a pat...
Visual causal models enhance clinical explanations of treatments for generalized anxiety disorder.
A daily challenge in clinical practice is to adequately explain disorders and treatments to patients of varying levels of literacy in a time-limited situation. Drawing jointly upon research on causal reasoning and multimodal theory, the authors asked whether adding visual causal models to clinical e...