Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium.

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Lynch, B.M. & Dunn, J. (2003). Scoreboard advertising at sporting events as a health promotion medium. Health Education Research, 18(4), 488-492.
This report describes spectator recall of SunSmart skin cancer prevention advertising displayed on the Brisbane Cricket Ground scoreboard at intermittent periods throughout the 19…

Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents.

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Hingle, M.D., Snyder, A.L., McKenzie, N.E., Thomson, C.A., Logan, R.A., Ellison, E.A., Koch, S.M., & Harris, R.B. (2014). Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(5), 617-623.
Background: Skin cancer prevention emphasizes early adoption and practice of sun protection behaviors. Adolescence represents a high-risk period for ultraviolet radiation exposure…

Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum.

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Hesse, B.W., Beckjord, E., Rutten, L.J.F., Fagerlin, A., & Cameron, L.D. (2015). Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum. American Psychologist, 70(2), 198-210.
Over the past decade, dramatic changes brought about by a rapid diffusion of Internet technologies, cellular telephones, mobile devices, personal digital assistants, electronic he…

Changing health behaviours: The role of implementation intentions.

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Orbell, S., & Sheeran, P. (2002). Changing health behaviours: The role of implementation intentions. Changing health behaviour: Intervention and research with social cognition models. (pp. 123-137) Open University Press, Maidenhead, BRK.
Addresses the role of implementation intentions (P. M. Gollwitzer, 1993) in promoting health-related behavioral change. Three behaviors are considered: breast self-examination, vi…

Risk perception measures' associations with behavior intentions, affect, and cognition following colon cancer screening messages.

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Dillard, A. J., Ferrer, R. A., Ubel, P. A., & Fagerlin, A. (2012). Risk perception measures' associations with behavior intentions, affect, and cognition following colon cancer screening messages. Health Psychology, 31(1), 106-113.
Objective: Risk perception is important for motivating health behavior (e.g., Janz & Becker, 1984), but different measures of the construct may change how important that relations…

The relative persuasiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed messages for encouraging disease detection behaviors: A meta-analytic review.

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O'Keefe, D. J., & Jensen, J. D. (2009). The relative persuasiveness of gain-framed and loss-framed messages for encouraging disease detection behaviors: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Communication, 59(2), 296-316.
A meta-analytic review of 53 studies (N = 9,145) finds that in messages aimed at encouraging disease detection behaviors, loss-framed appeals (which emphasize the disadvantages of…

Turning up the heat: The effects of fear appeals on sun-protective attitudes, intentions, and behaviours 

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Dukeshire, S. R. (1996). Turning up the heat: The effects of fear appeals on sun-protective attitudes, intentions, and behaviours (Order No. AAMNN09337). Available from PsycINFO. (619001825; 1996-95023-018).
Research on the efficacy of fear appeals for changing health behaviours has been conducted for over four decades. Yet, there is still considerable debate about how fear appeals in…

Social influence in child care centers: A test of the theory of normative social behavior.

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Lapinski, M.K., Anderson, J., Shugart, A., & Todd, E., (2014). Social influence in child care centers: A test of the theory of normative social behavior. Health Communication, 29, 219-232.
Child care centers are a unique context for studying communication about the social and personal expectations about health behaviors. The theory of normative social behavior (TNSB…

Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study.

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Contzen, N., & Inauen, J., (2015). Social-cognitive factors mediating intervention effects on handwashing: A longitudinal study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 956-969.
Handwashing with soap effectively prevents diarrhoea, a leading cause of death in infants. Theory-based interventions are expected to promote handwashing more successfully than st…

Framing flu prevention—An experimental field test of signs promoting hand hygiene during the 2009–2010 H1N1 pandemic.

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Updegraff, J. A., Emanuel, A. S., Gallagher, K. M., & Steinman, C. T. (2011). Framing flu prevention—An experimental field test of signs promoting hand hygiene during the 2009–2010 H1N1 pandemic. Health Psychology, 30(3), 295-299.
Objective: During the 2009–2010 H1N1 flu pandemic, many institutions installed alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers in public settings in an effort to prevent the spread of the…

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