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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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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.

This dissertation examines the question, how Swiss German media cover the topic of overweight. Over the last years overweight has gained an increased interest in the Swiss media. The public awareness for overweight and obesity in Switzerland was raised in the mid 1980ies. In newspapers the topic gained public interest in the 1990ies, parallel to the publication of the fourth Swiss report on...

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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.

Over the last decade a constantly growing prevalence of the obesity problem in industrialized nations has intensified the health and lifestyle discussion, particularly regarding the topics of nutrition and physical exercise. This elevated attention is also due to an increased awareness towards these topics by various information sources, in particular by the mass media. Whilst the market of...

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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...