Exploring the Impact of the U.S. Measles Outbreak on Parental Awareness and Support for Vaccination
Mike Cacciatore, Nate Evans, and Glen Nowak’s forthcoming article (“Exploring the Impact of the U.S. Measles Outbreak on Parental Awareness and Support for Vaccination”) has been selected to be part of the press briefing that they’ll be holding on February 9 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Cacciatore, M. A., Nowak, G., & Evans, N. (Forthcoming). Exploring the impact of the US measles outbreak on parental awareness and support for vaccinations. Health Affairs.
Abstract: Despite consensus among health officials that childhood immunizations are a safe and effective means of protecting people from disease, there remains parent vaccine hesitancy. This hesitancy has been linked to lack of confidence in recommendedvaccinations as well as vaccine delay and refusal. Using a pair of national surveys of parents of children 5 years old and younger, collected immediately prior to and in the weeks following the 2014-15 U.S. measles outbreak, this study examined the visibility of this vaccine preventable disease outbreak among parents and whether awareness of the outbreak impacted their childhood vaccination-related beliefs, confidence, and intentions. The study found that while most parents were aware of the outbreak, many were not, and that level of familiarity mattered, particularly on confidence measures and support for mandates. Increases in vaccine-related concerns were found as well indicating disease outbreaks foster not just awareness, but a range of parent responses.
Abstract: Participants (N=88) in a two-condition (Facebook post information level: high vs. low) mixed factorial design took part in a laboratory experiment that utilized eye tracking to gauge what areas of the page in common news layouts attract viewers’ gaze, and whether this viewing amount of information about the story disclosed in the Facebook posts. […]
Bartosz WojdynskiCamila EspinaKate KeibJennifer MalsonHyejin BangYen-I Lee
Image and framing effects on perceptions of self-efficacy and body satisfaction
Abstract: This study, in the context of encouraging participants to enroll in a company’s employee wellness program, uses gain-loss framing (Rothman & Salovey, 1997) and social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954) to examine the effects of messages on participant perceptions of self-efficacy for maintaining a healthy weight, consuming healthful foods and body satisfaction. A 2 (framing: […]