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The relation of communication to risk judgment and preventive behavior related to lead in tap water.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10938908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More and more communities are becoming concerned about health risks posed by lead and other health hazards in their drinking water. Our study, applying the model of innovation diffusion to the adoption of preventive health behaviors, found that reliance on health professionals for information about lead in tap water was associated with residents perceiving risk from this hazard, their sense of efficacy in dealing with it, and their adoption of preventive behaviors. Mass media and pamphlets mailed directly to residents were relatively ineffective. Results suggest that interpersonal channels may be the best way to reach individuals who live in areas of highest risk from tap water lead.
R J Griffin; S Dunwoody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health communication     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1041-0236     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Commun     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-13     Completed Date:  2000-09-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908762     Medline TA:  Health Commun     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-107     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Communication, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cryptosporidiosis / epidemiology
Diffusion of Innovation
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion / methods*
Interviews as Topic
Lead Poisoning / prevention & control*
Mass Media
Public Health
Regression Analysis
Risk Management
Self Efficacy
Water Supply*
Wisconsin / epidemiology

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