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Title: Staying abreast of breast cancer : examining how communication and motivation relate to Singaporean women's breast cancer knowledge
Authors: Lee, Edmund W. J.
Ho, Shirley S.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Promotional communication
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Communication theories and models
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Lee, E. W. J., & Ho, S. S. Y. (2015). Staying abreast of breast cancer: examining how communication and motivation relate to Singaporean women's breast cancer knowledge. Asian journal of communication, 1-21.
Series/Report no.: Asian journal of communication
Abstract: Numerous health communication studies have highlighted the importance of factual knowledge as an antecedent to health behavior but few have explored other dimensions of health knowledge, such as structural knowledge. This study seeks to fill this gap by investigating conceptual differences between these two kinds of knowledge in the context of breast cancer in Singapore, and find out how communication and motivational factors are related to them. Using a nationally representative random-digit-dial survey of women aged 30-70 (N = 802), results showed that interpersonal communication and elaboration were associated with both knowledge types. Attention to online health news and the level of risk perception were positively associated with structural knowledge, but not factual knowledge. Theoretical and practical implications for health communication were discussed.
DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2014.976580
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2015 AMIC/SCI-NTU. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Asian Journal of Communication, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of AMIC/SCI-NTU.  It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document.  The published version is available at: [Article DOI:].
Fulltext Permission: open
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