The role of pictures in improving health communication: a review of research on attention, comprehension, recall, and adherence.

@article{Houts2006TheRO,
  title={The role of pictures in improving health communication: a review of research on attention, comprehension, recall, and adherence.},
  author={Peter S. Houts and Cecilia Conrath Doak and Leonard G. Doak and Matthew J. Loscalzo},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          173-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of pictures on health communications. METHOD Peer reviewed studies in health education, psychology, education, and marketing journals were reviewed. There was no limit placed on the time periods searched. RESULTS Pictures closely linked to written or spoken text can, when compared to text alone, markedly increase attention to and recall of health education information. Pictures can also improve comprehension when they show relationships among ideas or when… CONTINUE READING
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