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Jerry Bounsanga, Maren Wright Voss, Anthony Bryan Crum, Man Hung
Varying types of health information sources may influence health outcomes, but not much is known about their impact. The purpose of our study was to explore the association between health information sources and individuals' health status. A total of 14,966 participants who responded to the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey between 2005 and 2012 were included. Controlling for demographics, comorbidities, communication patterns, and socioeconomic status, we utilized regression analysis to examine the relationship between sources of health information and perceived health status...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Health Communication
Nicholas Ditzler, Matthew Greenhawt
BACKGROUND: Health literacy among caregivers of food allergic individuals (FAIs) is poorly described, as are the information sources sought regarding food allergy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the association among health literacy, trust in online sources of information, and food allergy quality of life (QoL) and self-efficacy. METHODS: An online survey was administered to caregivers of FAIs assessing health literacy (Newest Vital Sign [NVS] and the eHeals Internet health literacy index), trust in online information (Hargittai Internet credibility index and Annenberg National Health Communication Survey [ANHCS]), QoL (Food Allergy Quality of Life Parental Burden), and self-efficacy (Food Allergy Self-Efficacy Questionnaire [FASEQ])...
September 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Qinghua Yang, Yixin Chen, Jessica Wendorf Muhamad
We proposed a conceptual model to predict health information-seeking behaviors (HISBs) from three different sources (family, the Internet, doctors). To test the model, a structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis was conducted using data from the 2012 Annenberg National Health Communication Survey (ANHCS) (N = 3,285). Findings suggest higher social support from family predicts higher trust in health information from family members (abbreviated as trust in this article). Trust is positively related to HISBs from all three sources, with the path linking trust to HISB from family being the strongest...
September 2, 2016: Health Communication
Gina Tripicchio, Moonseong Heo, Lisa Diewald, Seth M Noar, Rachel Dooley, Angelo Pietrobelli, Kyle S Burger, Myles S Faith
BACKGROUND: Children in the United States (US) are frequently exposed to advertisements for high-fat, high-sugar (HFHS) foods, which is linked to greater demand for and consumption of those foods. Restricting advertisements for HFHS foods may be a viable obesity prevention strategy-however, public support for policy change is unclear. METHODS: A secondary analysis of the 2012 Annenberg National Health Communication Survey was conducted. Respondents (N = 1838) were 53...
April 2016: Childhood Obesity
Shelly R Hovick, Elisabeth Bigsby
Despite their understanding of the links between (a) information seeking and scanning and (b) health outcomes, researchers still know relatively little about the impact of information behaviors on people's disease-related beliefs and attitudes. The goal of this study was to validate findings linking information and health behaviors and to assess whether information seeking and scanning are associated with beliefs about the effectiveness of heart disease and colon cancer risk prevention behaviors (in regard to exercise, controlling one's diet to prevent overweight/obesity, and daily fruit and vegetable intake), as well as determine whether the effects of seeking versus scanning on these beliefs differ...
2016: Journal of Health Communication
Suzanne Murray, Kevin L Obholz, Andrew D Bowser, Jim Mortimer, Patrice Lazure, Eric Peterson, James O Armitage, B Douglas Smith
BACKGROUND: Treating patients with hematologic malignancies can be challenging for physicians because of the rapidly evolving standards of care and relatively low incidence of these diseases. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical challenges among hematologists and medical oncologists regarding the provision of care to patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), or B-cell lymphomas. Methods Hematologists and medical oncologists in active practice in the United States and who have a case load of ≥ 1 patient a year with CML, ALL, or B-cell lymphoma were recruited...
September 2014: Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology
Evan M Kleiman
PURPOSE: The goal of the present study was to examine suicide acceptability as a mechanism of suicide clustering in adolescents. METHODS: Data were drawn from The National Annenberg Survey of Youth, a sample of 3302 adolescents aged 14-22 collected between 2002 and 2004. RESULTS: Results indicated that beliefs of the acceptability of suicide partially mediated the effect of exposure to suicide (defined as knowing someone who attempted or completed suicide) on 1) serious suicidal ideation and 2) suicide planning behaviors...
May 2015: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Sujin Kim
PURPOSE: This study aims to identify people who do not actively seek out health information and the demographic characteristics of Inactive Seekers. The possible determinants of inactive seeking behaviors are also explored. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENTS: A total of 14,420 survey respondents were drawn from the 2009 Annenberg National Health Communication Survey (ANHCS) data. K-means clustering was used to discriminate Inactive Seekers from Active Seekers. The inactive information seeker group was formed based on their experience with health information seeking...
February 2015: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Rebekah H Nagler
There is increasing concern that the media present conflicting health information on topics including cancer screening and nutrition. Although scholars have speculated that exposure to this information leads to increased public confusion, less trust in health recommendations, and less engagement in health behaviors, there is a lack of empirical research that directly addresses the role of media exposure to conflicting information. Using data from the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey, this study finds that exposure to conflicting information on the health benefits and risks of, for example, wine, fish, and coffee consumption is associated with confusion about what foods are best to eat and the belief that nutrition scientists keep changing their minds...
2014: Journal of Health Communication
Steven S Weber, Alan J Annenberg, Creighton B Wright, Timothy S Braverman, Charles L Mesh
A newly-approved carotid patch, derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS), is thought to allow functional tissue regeneration by acting as a biologic scaffold of extracellular matrix. We report three cases of asymptomatic pseudoaneurysm after SIS patch closure. At exploration there were intact suture lines, no growth from cultures, and central patch herniation. Histopathologic examination showed postendarterectomy neointima in the artery and disorganized collagen in the pseudoaneurysm. SIS patch remnants adjacent to macrophage infiltration and neovascularization indicated ongoing processes of degradation and synthesis...
April 2014: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Mihye Seo, Matthew D Matsaganis
This article examines how everyday media use and interpersonal communication for health information could influence health behaviors beyond intervention or campaign contexts. The authors argue that interpersonal communication works as an independent information channel and mediates the relation between media channels and health behaviors. In addition, the authors investigate whether interpersonal communication differently influences the relation between media connections and health behaviors for more and less educated individuals...
August 2013: Journal of Health Communication
S V White
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November 2001: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
Rebekah H Nagler, Robert C Hornik
There is increasing concern that the news media present conflicting health information on topics including cancer screening and nutrition, yet little is known about whether people notice such content. This study proposes four potential measures of media exposure to contradictory health information, using nutrition as an example (Measures I-IV). The measures varied on two dimensions: (1) content specificity, or whether specific nutrition topics and health consequences were mentioned in the question scripting, and (2) obtrusiveness, or whether "contradictory or conflicting information" was mentioned...
January 1, 2012: Communication Methods and Measures
Ranjodh Singh, Charles L Mesh, Amir Aryaie, Alok K Dwivedi, Brent Marsden, Rakesh Shukla, Alan J Annenberg, Gregory C Zenni
BACKGROUND: Ligation and division of the saphenofemoral junction (L/D SFJ) can protect against the danger of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with greater saphenous vein (GSV) radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Although this procedure is regarded as clean from an infection standpoint, surgical site infection (SSI) can offset its thromboembolic benefit. We questioned whether SSI associated with L/D SFJ could be minimized by a single preoperative dose of antibiotic. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 902 ambulatory surgery patients who underwent 953 consecutive RFAs of the GSV in combination with L/D SFJ...
July 2012: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Shelby Gerking, Raman Khaddaria
Using the Annenberg Perception of Tobacco Risk Survey 2, this paper finds that perceived risk deters smoking among persons aged 14-22 years who think that it is relatively difficult to quit smoking and that onset of deleterious health effects occurs relatively quickly. Perceived health risk, however, does not affect the smoking status of young people who hold the opposite beliefs. These results are consistent with predictions of rational addiction models and suggest that young people, who view smoking as more addictive and health effects as more immediate, may have greater incentive to consider long-term health effects in their decision to smoke...
July 2012: Health Economics
Cabral A Bigman, Joseph N Cappella, Robert C Hornik
OBJECTIVE: To experimentally test whether presenting logically equivalent, but differently valenced effectiveness information (i.e. attribute framing) affects perceived effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, vaccine-related intentions and policy opinions. METHODS: A survey-based experiment (N=334) was fielded in August and September 2007 as part of a larger ongoing web-enabled monthly survey, the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey. Participants were randomly assigned to read a short passage about the HPV vaccine that framed vaccine effectiveness information in one of five ways...
December 2010: Patient Education and Counseling
Jeff Niederdeppe, Erika Franklin Fowler, Kenneth Goldstein, James Pribble
A substantial proportion of American adults hold fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention despite evidence that a large proportion of cancer deaths are preventable. Several scholars suggest that news media coverage is one source of these beliefs, but scant evidence has been brought to bear on this assertion. We report findings from two studies that assess the plausibility of the claim that local television (TV) news cultivates fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention. Study 1 features a content analysis of an October 2002 national sample of local TV and newspaper coverage about cancer (n=122 television stations; n=60 newspapers)...
June 1, 2010: Journal of Communication
Sally M Dunlop, Daniel Romer
AIM: To investigate the impact of newspaper use in a year of increased coverage of litigation against the tobacco industry on youths' beliefs about the health risks of 'light' cigarettes, and examine relations between inaccurate beliefs about 'lights', perceptions of risk and intentions to quit smoking. PARTICIPANTS: The data come from the 2004 National Annenberg Survey of Youth, a representative random digit dial telephone survey of youths aged 14-22 years in the USA (n=1501; current smokers, n=305; 'lights' smokers, n=112)...
August 2010: Tobacco Control
Jason M Hockenberry, Edward J Timmons, Mark Vander Weg
OBJECTIVES: We address whether smoking is related to suicidal ideation in teens and whether there is evidence of a causal pathway. METHODS: We use data from the 2002 National Annenberg Survey of Youth and employ multivariate logistic regression to model each teen's risk of suicidal ideation as a function of self-report of depressive symptoms, own smoking, parent smoking, and demographic and household income variables. RESULTS: Individuals reporting depressive symptoms have an increased risk of suicidal ideation (odds ratio [OR] = 13...
March 2010: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Lourdes S Martinez, Nehama Lewis
This study investigated the impact of exposure to prescription drug advertisements for antidepressants and antianxiety medications on public opinion regarding preferred treatment options for youth suffering from depression or anxiety. The study randomly recruited a nationally representative adult sample (N = 402) through the 2007 Annenberg National Health Communication Survey. The study examined the distribution of public support for the use of antidepressant drugs to treat depression and anxiety disorders in youth...
April 2009: Journal of Health Communication
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