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Transparent communication of health risks : overcoming cultural differences

Author: Rocío García Retamero; Mirta Galesic
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates how people in countries with different medical and educational systems understand numerical and graphical information, which presentation formats help them better understand  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rocío García Retamero; Mirta Galesic
ISBN: 9781461443575 1461443571
OCLC Number: 826294465
Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: Transparent Communication in a Globalized World / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
pt. I Cultural Differences in Health Literacy and the Understanding of Health-Related Risks --
2.Statistical Numeracy for Health / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
3.How to Measure Risk Comprehension in Educated Samples / Eric Schulz --
4.Graph Literacy for Health / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
5.Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening / Ronald Frank --
6.Symptom Recognition of Heart Attack and Stroke / Gerd Gigerenzer --
pt. II Transparent Communication of Health-Related Risks Across Cultures --
7.Communicating Information About Preventive Medical Treatments and Screenings / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
8.Helping People Memorize Consequences of Risky Behaviors / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
9.Improving the Understanding of Treatment Risk Reduction / Mirta Galesic --
10.Reducing Denominator Neglect / Mandeep K. Dhami Note continued: 11.Reducing the Effect of Framed Messages About Health / Mirta Galesic --
pt. III Overcoming Cultural Differences in Decision Making About Health --
12.Transparent Health Information in the Media / Angela Neumeyer-Gromen --
13.On the Effect of Individual Differences on Shared Decision Making / Rocio Garcia-Retamero --
pt. IV Conclusions and Appendix --
14.Guidelines for Transparent Communication in a Globalized World / Mirta Galesic --
15.Appendix: Numeracy and Graph Literacy Scales.
Responsibility: Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Mirta Galesic, editor.

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