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dc.contributor.authorChesser, Amy K.
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Nikki Keene
dc.contributor.authorMattar, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Timothy
dc.identifier.citationChesser, A.K., Keene Woods, N., Mattar, J. and Craig, T. (2016) ‘Promoting Health for All Kansans Through Mass Media: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Assessment of Student Ebola Perceptions’, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 10(4), pp. 641–643en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective We aimed to assess student knowledge of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and opinions about media coverage of EVD. Methods We conducted a pilot study with a cross-sectional survey and a convenience sample. Results Sixty-five college students participated in the survey and reported a low level of basic knowledge of EVD, high health literacy levels, and Internet and health professionals as sources for health information. Conclusion This pilot study was an important first step to understanding students' knowledge of Ebola, common sources of health information, and health literacy levels. Results from this study highlight the need to improve health communication training and further evaluate the quality of health information dissemination via all communication sources.en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness;v.10:no.4
dc.subjectHealth literacyen_US
dc.subjectRisk communicationen_US
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.titlePromoting health for all Kansans through mass media: lessons learned from a pilot assessment of student Ebola perceptionsen_US
dc.rights.holder© Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 2016en_US

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