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Public perceptions of information sources concerning bioterrorism before and after anthrax attacks: an analysis of national survey data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14692574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined data from six national surveys before and after the bioterrorist anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001. Public perceptions of information sources regarding bioterrorism were examined. The findings highlighted the importance of local television and radio and of cable and network news channels as information sources. The findings also showed the importance of national and local health officials as spokespersons in the event of bioterrorist incidents. Periodic surveys of public attitudes provide important, timely information for understanding audiences in communication planning.
Authors:
William E Pollard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health communication     Volume:  8 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1081-0730     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Commun     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-24     Completed Date:  2004-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604100     Medline TA:  J Health Commun     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-103; discussion 148-51     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Office of Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. bdp4@cdc.gov
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anthrax*
Bioterrorism*
Humans
Information Services*
Public Opinion*
Questionnaires

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