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"I Was Literally Just Not Myself": How Chronic Pain Changes Multiple Frames of Identity.

Heather L Voorhees,

Though experienced by more than 1 in 5 (50 million) American adults, chronic pain is invisible, subjective, difficult to communicate, and often stigmatized. When faced with a serious injury or ongoing illness, individuals create an "illness identity" by modifying their goals and expectations for the future, adapting to impairments, and ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-13]

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Moralization of E-cigarette Use and Regulation: A Mixed-Method Computational Analysis of Opinion Polarization.

Yunwen Wang, Yusi Aveva Xu, Jiaxi Wu, Hye Min Kim, Jessica L Fetterman, Traci Hong, Margaret L McLaughlin,

E-cigarette use, or vaping, is undergoing a process of moralization in which issues about vaping evolve from being morally neutral to having discernible moral implications. Using Moral Foundations Theory, this study compared the moral narratives underlying polarized views about e-cigarette use and regulation. We integrated computational and human strategies by ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-11]

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Does the Message Frame Promote People's Willingness to Vaccinate when they Worry about Side Effects from the COVID-19 Vaccine? Evidence from an Online Survey Experiment in China.

Jie Li, Zhiwei Tang, Zepeng Gong,

Vaccination is an effective strategy for controlling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, worrying about side effects (WSE) from the COVID-19 vaccine is the leading concern making people hesitant to get vaccinated. Regrettably, there are few studies on alleviating the negative impacts of WSE on COVID-19 vaccination. This study ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-9]

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Television News Media Consumption and Misperceptions about COVID-19 among US Populations at High Risk for Severe Health Outcomes Early in the Pandemic.

Erin K Maloney, Amy Bleakley, Dannagal G Young, Kami J Silk, John P Crowley, Jennifer L Lambe,

Research indicates that misperceptions that become part of people's initial mental models about an issue tend to persist and influence their attitudes even after the misperception has been corrected. Recent work on evolving mental models suggests that communication efforts about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath may be improved ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-10]

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Who is your Fitspiration? An Exploration of Strong and Weak Ties with Emotions, Body Satisfaction, and the Theory of Planned Behavior.

Nicholas Eng, Yuan Sun, Jessica Gall Myrick,

Physical inactivity has become an increasingly important concern for public health. "Fitspiration" social media posts may influence attitudes and intentions toward exercising. An online survey (<i>N</i> = 485) was conducted to examine the potential for fitspiration content from weak and strong ties to shape user emotions, attitudes, norms and behaviors ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-13]

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Prevalence and Characteristics of Pictures in Cancer Screening Information: Content Analysis of UK Print Decision Support Materials.

Lauren Gatting, Catherine Hanna, Kathryn Robb,

This paper answers calls for further theoretical work into types of pictures used in health information. Pictures influence message reception, interpretation, and retention, making this an important area for research in health communication. A content analysis was used to produce a systematic and theory-orientated assessment of the use of pictures ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-11]

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Explaining Health Misinformation Belief through News, Social, and Alternative Health Media Use: The Moderating Roles of Need for Cognition and Faith in Intuition.

Yuanyuan Wu, Ozan Kuru, Scott W Campbell, Lemi Baruh,

Explaining the spread and impact of health misinformation has garnered considerable attention with the uptake of social media and group messaging applications. This study contributes to that line of work by investigating how reliance on multiple digital media may help support or suppress misinformation belief, and how individual differences in ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-14]

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Examining the Impact of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Explicit Perceptions of Paralympians and Individuals with Disabilities.

Celina H Shirazipour, Rachael C Stone, Alexander Lithopoulos, Jessica M Capaldi, Amy E Latimer-Cheung,

One of the goals of the Paralympic Games is to improve social attitudes toward individuals with physical disabilities (PD) through exposure to parasport and Paralympic mass media messaging. This study assessed whether this goal is achieved by examining changes in explicit perceptions toward Paralympians and individuals with PD over the ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-7]

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Sharing health information across online platforms: A systematic review.

Long Hoang Le, Phuong Ai Hoang, Hiep Cong Pham,

Advanced Web 2.0 communication technologies have facilitated health-related information (HRI) sharing on the Internet. Especially, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns around the world have forced more people to turn to the Internet for HRI. A better understanding of users' sharing content and sharing behavior can help communicators improve health literacy, ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-13]

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Thinking about Social Consequences of COVID-19 Influenced Preventive Intention: The Case of South Korea.

Jiyoung Chae, Eun Hwa Jung,

Although South Korea has been relatively successful in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, there were controversies surrounding the negative social consequences (SC) associated with the infection, such as breach of privacy in contact tracing and stigmatization of patients. We examined how individuals' thinking about the SC of COVID-19 infection influenced preventive ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-9]

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Russian Troll Vaccine Misinformation Dissemination on Twitter: The Role of Political Partisanship.

Kun Yan, Juliana L Barbati, Kaylin L Duncan, Echo L Warner, Stephen A Rains,

Although vaccine misinformation has been a longstanding problem, the growth of social media and divides based on political ideology have raised novel concerns. One noteworthy example involves the Russian Internet Research Agency's deployment of operatives on Twitter (i.e., trolls) working to sow discord among the American public. We examine 1,959 ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-10]

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COVID-19 Message Fatigue: How Does It Predict Preventive Behavioral Intentions and What Types of Information are People Tired of Hearing About?

Mengfei Guan, Yachao Li, Jessica D Scoles, Yaguang Zhu,

This study examines the impact of message fatigue and what makes people fatigued in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data collected with a Qualtrics panel (<i>N</i> = 744) showed that both active (i.e., reactance) and passive (i.e., inattention) resistance in message processing mediated the relationships between message fatigue and intentions ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-10]

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"I Surrendered": Metaphors in Residents' Stories about Communication Challenges.

Mia Thyregod Rasmussen, Matilde Nisbeth Brøgger, Signe Schlichting Matthiesen, Jane Ege Møller,

It is well-known that communication with patients can be challenging for residents. Although some studies have focused on residents' experiences of communication challenges, few, if any, have investigated the language residents use when describing such challenges. In this study, we explore the metaphors residents use when asked to share stories ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-9]

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Using Normative Rhetorical Theory to Identify Dilemmas and Responses in Internal Medicine Patient-Provider Communication.

Danni Liao, Lindsay F Kelpinski, Lisa M Guntzviller,

Drawing on normative rhetorical theory (NRT), we examined communication dilemmas that internal medicine residents (IMRs) experience when interacting with patients and responses they adopt to manage these dilemmas. We conducted semi-structured, intensive interviews with 15 IMRs and analyzed the data using the phronetic iterative approach. Findings suggested that IMRs experienced ... Read more >>

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[2022, :1-10]

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Assessment of COVID-19 Website Communication in Languages Other than English by Local Health Departments in the United States.

Isabelle S Kusters, Julianna M Dean, Amanda M Gutierrez, Mark Sommer, Anna Klyueva,

Managing the information needs of diverse populations through accessible, high-quality, and evidence-based health communication is critical to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to comprehensive information is especially important for the >25 million limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in the U.S. who prefer to communicate in languages other than English. We ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-11]

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"I Don't Feel Like a Hero": Frontline Healthcare Providers' Social Media Storytelling during COVID-19.

Stephanie M Pangborn, Brandon C Boatwright, Caleigh L Miller, Madelyn N Velting,

While much of the world watched rising numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths from the safety of their homes, frontline healthcare providers (FHPs) were face-to-face with a virus that threatened the globe. While our social, political, and economic structures were ill-equipped to handle a global health crisis and our politicization ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-11]

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Pediatric Media Guidance for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Thematic Analysis.

Meryl Alper, Erika Christiansen, Anna A Allen, Susan Mello,

Very little is known about pediatric media guidance, or the one-on-onse advice that medical and clinical professionals (MCPs) communicate to parents about their children's recreational media and technology (RMT) use. One population that stands to benefit from a closer examination is children on the autism spectrum due to their behavior ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-9]

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Parent-Child Relationships and the Health of Incarcerated Mothers: Exploring the Mediating Role of Loneliness.

Monica L Gallegos, Chris Segrin, Anne Thompson,

The current study utilizes Hawkley, Cacioppo, and colleagues' model of loneliness and health to examine the influence of parent-child relationships on the health of incarcerated women. Participants were 121 incarcerated female adults who have at least one child, and who completed a questionnaire with measures of parental involvement, parent-child closeness, ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-12]

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Emergent Health Communication Scholarship from and about African American, Latino/a/x, and American Indian/Alaskan Native Peoples.

Angela Cooke-Jackson,

It is a privilege and honor to welcome you to this special issue of Health Communication which is based on scholarship that advances various divergent health issues pertinent to African American, Latino/a/x, and American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) peoples. The vision for this special issue which is a microcosm of the ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-4]

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Promoting Mental Health on Social Media: A Content Analysis of Organizational Tweets.

Ran Ju, Moyi Jia, Jiuqing Cheng,

This study analyzed tweets posted over 1 year from three mental-health organizations in the United States, along with audience engagement data of comments, retweets, and likes. The results revealed that tweets focused on mental illnesses or mental health received more engagement than those that emphasized event promotion or relationship building. ... Read more >>

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Get Rid of Mr. Virus: The Effect of Injurant Anthropomorphism on the Intention to Engage in Protective Behavior.

Wen-Hsien Huang,

Injurant anthropomorphism is defined as the anthropomorphism of disease-causing agents with humanlike characteristics, emotions, intentions, or behavior. More and more health product brands and health care organizations are depicting disease causing injurants (e.g., enterovirus or PM2.5 pollutants) with human characteristics in their advertising. However, the effect of injurant anthropomorphism on ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-10]

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In Our Sacred Voice - An Exploration of Tribal and Community Leader Perceptions as Health Communicators of Disease Prevention among American Indians in the Plains.

Crystal Y Lumpkins, Ryan Goeckner, Jason Hale, Charley Lewis, Jordyn Gunville, River Gunville, Chris M Daley, Sean M Daley,

American Indians (AI) are disproportionately and significantly impacted by disease morbidity, mortalityand poor behavioral health outcomes. Health promotion and health communication programs exist to address these health disparities and health conditions; however, few programs fully integrate holistic approaches when targeting AI populations. The objective of this study was to explore ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-12]

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Investigating the Content of #UequalsU on Twitter.

Joseph Schwartz, Josh Grimm,

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U) is the scientific fact that HIV cannot be transmitted when an individual is virally suppressed. This breakthrough discovery has the potential to greatly reduce HIV stigma and its negative effects. However, U = U is not widely known. Given that Twitter has the potential to raise awareness of health ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-9]

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Discursive, Communal, and Individual Coping Strategies: How U.S. Adults Co-constructed Coping During Preliminary COVID-19 Stressors.

Alaina C Zanin, Brianna L Avalos, Sophia S Town, Sarah J Tracy, B Liahnna Stanley,

This interpretive research study explores U.S. adults' lived experiences during the beginning months of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Participants (<i>N</i>= 44), recruited from a convenience sample of U.S. adults, engaged in in-depth semi-structured interviews or focus groups. Through an iterative analysis of participants' experiences and the theoretical model of communal coping ... Read more >>

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[2021, :1-15]

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