Review: Coverage of health information by different sources in communities: Implication for COVID-19 epidemic response

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Review: Coverage of health information by different sources in communities: Implication for COVID-19 epidemic response

Review: Coverage of health information by different sources in communities: Implication for COVID-19 epidemic response

This research article determined that mass media and peer educators are the predominant source of COVID-19 information for health care professionals.

The findings from this study of medical professionals, medical students, and community workers in Vietnam suggest that mass media and peer educators are the information channels most frequently used for information about COVID-19. This reinforces the importance of the role of mass media and health professionals in disseminating timely and accurate information found in studies in other countries including the United States. With the quickly changing policies and regulations of COVID-19 prevention and control, it is imperative that health care professionals have access to the most up-to-date information, which they would likely access through mass media or peers. The researchers argue that results from this study provide evidence for urgently formulating or re-designing training programs and communication activities to enhance the capacity of the health care personnel who are rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

|2020-05-29T11:17:31-04:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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