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Vital Signs: Estimated Percentages and Numbers of Adults with Indications for Preexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Acquisition--United States, 2015.
A higher percentage of MSM and persons who inject drugs have indications for PrEP than heterosexually active adults, consistent with distribution of new HIV diagnoses across these populations, and can be used to inform scale-up and evaluation of PrEP coverage.
Characteristics associated with use or intention to use indoor tanning among adolescents.
The data suggest that intention to tan indoors may identify a group of adolescents at risk for adopting the behavior; prospective studies are needed for confirmation.
Reporting medical information: effects of press releases and newsworthiness on medical journal articles' visibility in the news media.
  • J. Stryker
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Preventive medicine
  • 1 November 2002
Characteristics of the newsworthiness of medical journal articles predicted their visibility in newspapers largely because more newsworthy journal articles had accompanying press releases rather than because the press release itself was influential.
Validation of Database Search Terms for Content Analysis: The Case of Cancer News Coverage
A method to measure the quality of a search phrase according to two criteria: recall and precision and its ability to accurately call up items of interest and precision.
Articles Media and Marijuana: A Longitudinal Analysis of News Media Effects on Adolescents' Marijuana Use and Related Outcomes, 1977-1999
  • J. Stryker
  • Psychology
    Journal of health communication
  • 1 July 2003
Aggregate media coverage explained a significant portion of the variation in adolescents' abstinence from marijuana use over time and personal disapproval was found to partially mediate the relationship between media coverage and marijuana abstinence.
Making Sense of Cancer News Coverage Trends: A Comparison of Three Comprehensive Content Analyses
Cancer stories in the top 50 U.S. newspapers were analyzed and the results were compared with the earliest analyses of this type (from 1977 and 1980) and found to be consistently underreported, compatible with the idea that personalization bias may explain some news coverage distortions.
Mass Media, Social Norms, and Health Promotion Efforts
Examination of news coverage effects on youth binge drinking between 1978 and 1996 suggests that although a direct route of media effects on binge-drinking behavior produced evidence of null effects, there was evidence that the impact of news stories on this behavior was mediated by policy actions as well as by changes in the social acceptability of this behavior.
PrEP Awareness and Attitudes in a National Survey of Primary Care Clinicians in the United States, 2009–2015
Primary care clinicians were largely unaware of PrEP, but indicated high levels of willingness to prescribe it for patients at high risk of HIV acquisition and expressed interest in education about how to deliver this new clinical HIV prevention method.