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Effect of smoke-free legislation on Ticino gastronomy revenue

Schulz, Peter ; Hartung, Uwe ; Fiordelli, Maddalena

In: International Journal of Public Health, 2012, vol. 57, no. 6, p. 861-866

Università della Svizzera italiana

Do journalists' opinions affect news selection in a low-key conflict? : Newspaper coverage of the discussion of smoking bans in Switzerland

Schulz, Peter J. ; Hartung, Uwe ; Fiordelli, Maddalena

In: Journalism and mass communication quarterly, 2012, vol. 89, no. 3, p. 414-430

This quantitative content analysis applies the theory of instrumental actualization to Swiss newspaper coverage of smoking bans in public places. The theory holds that journalists' opinions affect news selection; it is studied here for the weighting and evaluation of arguments in news stories. The editorial stance of newspapers was related to the weighting of argumentative fields and the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Coping with chronic lower back pain : designing and testing the online tool ONESELF

Schulz, Peter J. ; Rubinelli, Sara ; Caiata Zufferey, Maria ; Hartung, Uwe

In: Journal of computer-mediated communication, 2010, vol. 15, no. 4, p. 625-645

A website was designed in order to help patients with chronic lower back pain (cLBP) to cope with their condition, relying on the concept of health literacy. A sample of 748 chronic or potentially chronic LBP patients were asked to regularly visit the site for a period of 12 months. The intervention was evaluated quantitatively (both preuse and postuse surveys, logfiles) and qualitatively....

Università della Svizzera italiana

Health communication research in Europe : an emerging field

Schulz, Peter J. ; Hartung, Uwe

In: Health communication, 2010/25/6/7/548-551

An essay is provided on developments in the field of health communication in Europe. The authors believe that the field of health communication is at its very beginnings in Europe compared to the status of health communication in the U.S. The authors draw this conclusion based on several factors including the existence of relevant journals, professional societies, and university-level...