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1. Silver, Nathaniel Aaron. The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages.

Degree: PhD, Communication, 2019, The Ohio State University

This dissertation tests the proposition that the salience of illness symptoms biases processing of health messages. It is argued that through making salient the idea that one’s body can be both a burden and a barrier to the satisfaction of one’s intrinsic needs, illness symptomology may evoke identity threat and the corresponding need to defend our preexisting worldviews. After validating a manipulation of perceptions of the body as a barrier and as a burden, a 2 (symptom reflection v. control reflection) x 2 (male v. female source) x 2(smoking v. nutrition message topic) factorial experiment was conducted on an adult population with 50% smokers. Results suggest that eliciting perceptions of the body as a barrier may have positive (though predominantly indirect) effects on message responses but negative effects on persuasive outcomes related to behavioral intentions. Meanwhile, perceiving the body as a burden appears to elicit negative message responses but positive persuasive outcomes. Post-hoc analyses provide evidence that disgust and attachment insecurity may also influence biased processing of health messages. Several implications related to message design and placement are discussed. Advisors/Committee Members: Slater, Michael (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Communication; Biased processing, Disgust, Health communication

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APA (6th Edition):

Silver, N. A. (2019). The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages. (Doctoral Dissertation). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1557154578991111

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Silver, Nathaniel Aaron. “The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1557154578991111.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Silver, Nathaniel Aaron. “The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages.” 2019. Web. 17 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Silver NA. The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2019. [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1557154578991111.

Council of Science Editors:

Silver NA. The body as a barrier: How salient illness symptoms influence responses to health communication messages. [Doctoral Dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2019. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1557154578991111

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