Literature review on health information-seeking behaviour on the web: a health consumer and health professional perspective
The purpose of this literature review is to provide an overview of online health information-seeking behaviour by adults from the perspective of both the health consumer and the health professional. One of the more surprising findings of the literature review is that 80 percent of physicians reported that patients presented printed internet-sourced health information at visits – a challenge to the traditional doctor–patient relationship.
A literature review of trust and reputation management in communicable disease public health
For public health organisations involved in communicable disease control, trust and reputation management is vital. In the event of a disease outbreak these organisations need to be seen as a credible source and must communicate messages to calm public fears. Yet to date there has been little focus on this issue within health communication.
A rapid evidence review of interventions for improving health literacy
This report presents the outcomes of a rapid review of the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to improve health literacy, with a specific focus on communicable diseases and interventions for disadvantaged populations within the European context.
Systematic literature review of the evidence for effective national immunisation schedule promotional communications
This literature review examines the published evidence on the effectiveness of European promotional communications for national immunisation schedule vaccinations.
Monitoring recently acquired HIV infections in the European context
This report describes studies on HIV incidence estimates in European countries and contains the results of a literature review of published incidence studies using Recent Infection Testing Algorithms (RITA) assays, an epidemiological framework for HIV incidence studies in Europe and a technical guide on how to integrate RITA as part of routine HIV surveillance.
A literature review of Training Needs Assessment (TRNA) methodology
This literature review has been conducted by ECDC as a part of a 18-month project entitled Training Needs Assessment of EU/EEA countries (TRNA) carried out between June 2014 and December 2015.
A literature review on effective risk communication for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe
This review brings together the current body of literature on risk communication (focused on communicable diseases) in a concise reference document which can be used to inform the development of evidence-based risk communication strategies and approaches.
Systematic literature review to examine the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions that use theories and models of behaviour change: towards the prevention and control of communicable diseases
This systematic literature review assessed the effectiveness of interventions using theories and models of behaviour change to prevent or control communicable diseases relevant to Europe.
Scientific advice on type F botulism
This report analyses the availability and effectiveness of different types of antitoxins to neutralise type F botulism. A literature review was performed in consultation with the European Medicines Agency.
Chlamydia control in Europe: literature review
This report brings together published evidence about the prevalence and reproductive tract complications of chlamydia infection, and about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of chlamydia screening interventions.