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Social Media Use in the United States: Implications for Health Communication
TLDR
Recent growth of social media is not uniformly distributed across age groups; therefore, health communication programs utilizing social media must first consider the age of the targeted population to help ensure that messages reach the intended audience.
Self-Blame and Distress Among Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer
TLDR
Relations between behavioral and characterological self-blame attributions for breast cancer and psychological distress in the year following a diagnosis supported the first hypothesis and did not support the second, because both forms of self- Blame continued to be related to distress at 7 and 12 months post- diagnosis.
Use of the Internet to Communicate with Health Care Providers in the United States: Estimates from the 2003 and 2005 Health Information National Trends Surveys (HINTS)
TLDR
In multivariate analyses, Internet users with more years of education, who lived in a metro area, who reported poorer health status or who had a personal history of cancer were more likely to have used online patient-provider communication.
Health-related information needs in a large and diverse sample of adult cancer survivors: implications for cancer care
TLDR
Most cancer survivors needed more information about maintaining good health outcomes during survivorship, and health communication interventions have excellent potential to address survivors’ information needs while improving quality of follow-up cancer care and health-related quality of life.
Programs Addressing Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Among U.S. Military Servicemembers and Their Families.
TLDR
An evaluation of 211 programs currently sponsored or funded by DoD to address psychological health and TBI found that there is significant duplication of effort, both within and across branches of service.
Measurement of coping and stress responses in women with breast cancer
TLDR
The development of the Responses to Stress Questionnaire‐cancer version (RSQ‐CV) to assess coping with and responses to the stress of breast cancer is described and applications of the RSQ‐ CV for research with breast cancer patients are discussed.
Predictors of Perceived Ambiguity About Cancer Prevention Recommendations: Sociodemographic Factors and Mass Media Exposures
TLDR
Various sociodemographic characteristics and self-reported mass media exposures relate to perceptions of ambiguity regarding recommendations for the prevention of colon, skin, and lung cancer.
Diagnostic Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
TLDR
MRI changes the surgical treatment of breast cancer among subsets of women diagnosed with breast cancer, suggesting there are hidden monetary and nonmonetary costs associated with its use.
Picking Up the Pace: Changes in Method and Frame for the Health Information National Trends Survey (2011–2014)
TLDR
This commentary describes the rationale for and structure of HinTS 4, summarizes the methodological approach applied in Cycle 1 of HINts 4, describes the timeline for the HINTS 4 data collection, and identifies priorities for research using HIN TS 4 data.
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