Average household exposure to newspaper coverage about the harmful effects of hormone therapy and population-based declines in hormone therapy use

Jennifer S. Haas, Diana L. Miglioretti, Berta Geller, Diana S M Buist, David E. Nelson, Karla Kerlikowske, Patricia (Patty) Carney, Sarah Dash, Erica S. Breslau, Rachel Ballard-Barbash

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BACKGROUND: The news media facilitated the rapid dissemination of the findings from the estrogen plus progestin therapy arm of the Women's Health Initiative (EPT-WHI). OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the potential exposure to newspaper coverage and subsequent hormone therapy (HT) use. DESIGN/POPULATION: Population-based cohort of women receiving mammography at 7 sites (327,144 postmenopausal women). MEASUREMENTS: The outcome was the monthly prevalence of self-reported HT use. Circulation data for local, regional, and national newspapers was used to create zip-code level measures of the estimated average household exposure to newspaper coverage that reported the harmful effects of HT in July 2002. RESULTS: Women had an average potential household exposure of 1.4 articles. There was substantial variation in the level of average household exposure to newspaper coverage; women from rural sites received less than women from urban sites. Use of HT declined for all average potential exposure groups after the publication of the EPT-WHI. HT prevalence among women who lived in areas where there was an average household exposure of at least 3 articles declined significantly more (45 to 27%) compared to women who lived in areas with

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-73
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Health behavior
  • Hormone therapy
  • Mammography
  • Newspaper coverage
  • Women

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Average household exposure to newspaper coverage about the harmful effects of hormone therapy and population-based declines in hormone therapy use. / Haas, Jennifer S.; Miglioretti, Diana L.; Geller, Berta; Buist, Diana S M; Nelson, David E.; Kerlikowske, Karla; Carney, Patricia (Patty); Dash, Sarah; Breslau, Erica S.; Ballard-Barbash, Rachel.

In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 68-73.

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Haas, JS, Miglioretti, DL, Geller, B, Buist, DSM, Nelson, DE, Kerlikowske, K, Carney, PP, Dash, S, Breslau, ES & Ballard-Barbash, R 2007, 'Average household exposure to newspaper coverage about the harmful effects of hormone therapy and population-based declines in hormone therapy use', Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0122-7
Haas, Jennifer S. ; Miglioretti, Diana L. ; Geller, Berta ; Buist, Diana S M ; Nelson, David E. ; Kerlikowske, Karla ; Carney, Patricia (Patty) ; Dash, Sarah ; Breslau, Erica S. ; Ballard-Barbash, Rachel. / Average household exposure to newspaper coverage about the harmful effects of hormone therapy and population-based declines in hormone therapy use. In: Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 68-73.
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