3148.0 Social media, new media, and health behavior

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will explore how social and new media—including Facebook, Twitter, mobile phones, SMS texts, blogs, and online support communities—can be leveraged to influence health behavior.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe how individuals are sharing health information on social networking sites and online communities. 2. Identify creative new media and social media strategies for reaching individuals and influencing health behaviors. 3. Examine the effectiveness of new and social media campaigns in changing health attitudes, intentions, and behaviors.
John Ralls, BS, MPH

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Preliminary study on health information sharing on Facebook
Ni Zhang, MA, BM and Yong-Chan Kim, PhD
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How parents of children with clubfeet use online communities to manage illness-related uncertainty: What can we learn from them?
Florin Oprescu, MD, MPHA, MBA, PhD, Shelly Campo, PhD, John B. Lowe, DrPH,FAHPA,FAAHB, Jose Morcuende, MD, PhD and Saloni Nayar
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Using computer technology for HIV/STD prevention among African Americans: Development of the Tailored Information Program for Safer Sex (TIPSS)
Seth M. Noar, PhD, Elizabeth M. Webb, Stephanie Van Stee, Colleen Redding, PhD, Sonja Feist-Price, Richard A. Crosby, PhD and Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH
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Testing the usability of a web-based parent-adolescent communication program
Anne E. George, MPH, Denise Charron-Prochownik, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN, Margaret Hannan, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Carol Washburn, EdD, Patricia Schmitt, MPM and Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH
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Mediators of weight loss in a podcast delivered health communication intervention
Linda Ko, PhD, MS, MPH, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, PHD, MS, RD and Marci K. Campbell, PhD, MPH, RD
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Social media and diffusion of health information: An analysis of tweets and retweets resulting from an influenza-related webinar
Holli Hitt Seitz, MPH, Ann Aikin, MA, Jessica Schindelar, MPH and A. Brittany Curtis, BA
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I'm allergic to stupid decisions: A youth-driven texting program to support healthy decisions
Gisela Rots, MSc, L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, CHES, Jonnas Jacques, Jennifer Mui, Huong Vong and Brendan Reardon

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work, Women's Caucus