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Linking health literacy and health disparities : conceptual implications and empirical results

Sarah, Mantwill ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2015 ; COM2015004.

Health literacy, defined as “(…) the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” (IOM, 2004), has been found to be an important concept in explaining differences in health. Limited health literacy has been linked, amongst others, to worse general health (Wolf,...

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Micro-cultural differences in Switzerland : The effectiveness of targeted promotional messages in the field of organ donation

Dunkel, Anke ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011COM006.

Public information campaigns have played an important role in increasing awareness of organ donation and the need for more organ donors. In a recent study, it was found that awareness and knowledge, regarding organ donation, represented only two of several factors in people’s decisions to engage in organ donation-related behaviors (Schulz et al., 2006). In addition, it was noted that the...

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Public opinion on the smoking ban : The impact of mass media, interpersonal communication and intrapersonal variables

Borrat-Besson, Carmen ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010.

This dissertation examines individual opinion formation in the context of the smoking ban that was voted in Ticino in March 2006 using a complex model that includes selfinterest, political predispositions, media use, interpersonal discussion and perception of community support for the policy proposal. These variables were assumed to impact individual's belief systems (salience of the different...

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Darstellung von Übergewicht in Deutschschweizer Printmedien von 1955 bis 2005 = Presentation of obesity in Swiss-German newspapers from 1955 to 2005

Furrer, Cristina ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009.

Die vorliegende Dissertation geht hypothesengeleitet der Frage nach, wie die Deutschschweizer Presse über Übergewicht berichtet. Übergewicht ist ein Thema, das in den hiesigen Printmedien vor allem in den letzten Jahren steigende Beachtung fand. Aufgekommen ist das gesellschaftliche Bewusstsein für die Übergewichtsthematik in der Schweiz seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre. In der...

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Argumentative moves in the public discussion on the smoking ban = Le mosse argomentative nella discussione pubblica sul divieto di fumo

Fiordelli, Maddalena ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2009.

Discussion on the introduction of the smoking ban in Ticino has all the characteristics of a debate, where every participant takes a position. In this context, observing argumentative content means reconstructing the core of the discussion. However, understanding argumentative content is difficult because argumentation is a complex activity. Content analysis allows reconstruction of a small...

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Gesundheitskompetenz bezüglich Ernährung, Bewegung und Gewicht

Maag, Daniela ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.) ; Eppler, Martin (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007COM008.

Die Themen Ernährung und Bewegung wurden in den letzten Jahren angesichts einer stetig wachsenden Übergewichtsproblematik vermehrt in die Gesundheits- und Lifestyle Diskussion aufgenommen. Forciert wird diese gesteigerte Aufmerksamkeit unter anderem durch verschiedenste Informationsquellen, insbesondere durch die Massenmedien. Im Zuge eines wachsenden Marktes von...

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Reading literacy texts in hypermedial applications : a semiotic-hermeneutic approach to new media for literary studies = Leggere testi letterari in applicazioni ipermediali : un approccio semiotico-ermeneutico ai nuovi media per gli studi letterari.

Mazzali-Lurati, Sabrina ; Schulz, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2003 ; 2003COM004.

Ranging between humanities and technological studies, this dissertation aims at clarifying what happens when literary texts we are used to read in a “book form” are transposed in hypertexts and hypermedia, namely which are the effects of this transposition on the act of reading the literary text. The work is based on an interdisciplinary approach, comprising a semiotic-hermeneutic perspective...