Designing Health Messages: Approaches from Communication Theory and Public Health Practice / Edition 1

Designing Health Messages: Approaches from Communication Theory and Public Health Practice / Edition 1

by Edward W. Maibach
     
 

How do you design an effective message for a health campaign? This book explores this question from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The contributors demonstrate the necessity of basing message design decisions on appropriate theories of human behavior and communication effectiveness by synthesizing and integrating knowledge and insights from theory and

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How do you design an effective message for a health campaign? This book explores this question from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The contributors demonstrate the necessity of basing message design decisions on appropriate theories of human behavior and communication effectiveness by synthesizing and integrating knowledge and insights from theory and research in communication and health behavior change. This book will be an essential aid to designing messages for use in health communication campaigns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803953970
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/15/1995
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THEORY-DRIVEN APPROACHES TO HEALTH MESSAGE DESIGN
Motivation to Attend to Health Messages - Roxanne Louiselle Parrott
Presentation of Content and Linguistic Considerations
Encouraging Risk Reduction - David R Holtgrave, Barbara J Tinsley and Linda S Kay
A Decision-Making Approach to Message Design
Moving People to Behavior Change - Edward W Maibach and David Cotton
A Staged Social Cognitive Approach to Message Design
Fear Appeals in Health Promotion Campaigns - Jerold L Hale and James Price Dillard
Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right?
Thinking Positively - Jennifer L Monahan
Using Positive Affect When Designing Health Messages
Designing Messages for Behavioral Inoculation - Michael Pfau
Reaching Young Audiences - Erica Weintraub Austin
Developmental Considerations in Designing Health Messages
Fishing for Success - Kim Witte
Using the Persuasive Health Message Framework to Generate Effective Campaign Messages
PART TWO: AUDIENCE-CENTERED STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH MESSAGE DESIGN
Using Research to Inform Campaign Development and Message Design - Glen J Nowak and Michael J Siska
Examples from the 'American Responds to AIDS' Campaign
Choosing Audience Segmentation Strategies and Methods for Health Communication - Michael D Slater
The Gatekeeping Process - John Mc Grath
The Right Combinations to Unlock the Gates
Use of Database Marketing and Consumer-Based Health Communication in Message Design - R Craig Lefebvre et al
An Example From the Office of Cancer Communication's '5 a Day for Better Health' Program
PART THREE: COMBINING THEORY AND PRACTICE: ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
Supplementing Health Campaign Messages - Sharon Lee Hammond
Recent Developments in Informing Patients about Their Prescription Drugs
Enabling Health - Roxanne Louiselle Parrott, Mary Louise Kahl and Edward W Maibach
Policy and Administrative Practices at a Crossroads

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