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Occupational Practices and the Making of Health News: A National Survey of U.S. Health and Medical Science Journalists
Overall, initial ideas for stories come from a “news source” followed by press conferences or press releases, and the “potential for public impact” and “new information or development” are the major criteria cited. Expand
Predictors of human papillomavirus awareness and knowledge in 2013: gaps and opportunities for targeted communication strategies.
Although awareness and knowledge of HPV is increasing, there are opportunities to target communication with populations for whom knowledge gaps currently exist, in order to promote dialogue about the vaccine among patients and their providers. Expand
Predictors of eHealth Usage: Insights on The Digital Divide From the Health Information National Trends Survey 2012
This study illustrates that lower SES, older, and male online US adults were less likely to engage in a number of eHealth activities compared to their counterparts and should acknowledge differential eHealth usage to better address communication inequalities and persistent disparities in health. Expand
Use of E-Cigarettes Among Current Smokers: Associations Among Reasons for Use, Quit Intentions, and Current Tobacco Use.
Nearly a quarter of smokers in this study reported e-cigarettes use, primarily motivated by intentions to quit or reduce smoking, which identifies a clinical and public health opportunity to re-engage smokers in cessation efforts. Expand
Antecedents to Agenda Setting and Framing in Health News: An Examination of Priority, Angle, Source, and Resource Usage from a National Survey of U.S. Health Reporters and Editors
Media agenda setting and framing theories suggest that practitioners familiar with media processes can work with journalists to frame messages, thereby increasing the probability of accurate and effective reporting. Expand
Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003–2013)
Despite overall increases in cancer information seeking and access to health information from a variety of sources, healthcare providers remain a key source of health information for cancer survivors. Expand
Picking Up the Pace: Changes in Method and Frame for the Health Information National Trends Survey (2011–2014)
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. Expand
Employment and Compliance with Pandemic Influenza Mitigation Recommendations
Noncompliance may result from job insecurity and financial problems associated with missing work.
Tracking Healthy People 2020 Internet, Broadband, and Mobile Device Access Goals: An Update Using Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey
Although the digital divide persisted by sociodemographic characteristics, the magnitude of many disparities in access decreased over time, and the targets set forth in HP2020 were met for overall internet access and for internet access via cellular network. Expand
Making the Case for Investment in Rural Cancer Control: An Analysis of Rural Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Funding Trends
It is shown that higher incidence and mortality in rural areas were observed for cervical, colorectal, kidney, lung, melanoma, and oropharyngeal cancers, and further investment is needed to disentangle the effects of individual-level SES and area-level factors to understand observed effects of rurality on cancer. Expand