This research seeks to utilize the heuristic systematic model of information processing to analyze outcomes of reading a scientific or lay message regarding environmental risk factors for breast cancer.
This study at Michigan State University is exploring how women interpret information about environmental risk factors for breast cancer. The researchers were looking to enroll at least 180 volunteers. The Call to Action for this study was sent to Army of Women members on February 4, 2010. The researchers were able to close enrollment on February 5, 2010, after the Army of Women provided them with 10,767 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.
- The effects of motivation, ability, and heuristic cues on systematic processing of information about breast cancer environmental factors
- Risk Belief and Attitude Formation from Translated Scientific Messages about PFOA, an Environmental Risk Associated with Breast Cancer
- Scientific message translation and the Heuristic Systematic Model: Insights for designing educational messages about progesterone and breast cancer risks