Communicating the Consequences of Early Detection : The Role of Evidence and Framing

  title={Communicating the Consequences of Early Detection : The Role of Evidence and Framing},
  author={Dena Cox and Anthony D. Cox},
Despite the enormous benefits of early-detection products, consumers are reluctant to use them. The authors explore this reluctance, testing alternative approaches to communicating the consequences of detection behaviors. The results suggest that anecdotal messages are more involving than statistical messages and that positive anecdotes (about gains from screening) are less persuasive than negative anecdotes (about the losses from failing to get screened); positive anecdotes appear to cause a… CONTINUE READING

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