Article: Exposure to Common Geographic COVID-19 Prevalence Maps and Public Knowledge, Risk Perceptions, and Behavioral Intentions
Authors: Alistair Thorpe, Aaron M Scherer, Paul K J Han, Nicole Burpo, Victoria Shaffer, Laura Scherer, Angela Fagerlin
Journal: JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 4;4(1):e2033538
Several organizations have produced maps showing the prevalence of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases across the United States, but there is limited data on what map features are most effective at informing the public about infectious disease risk and motivating engagement with recommended health behaviors. We assessed the association of 6 different COVID-19 maps with knowledge, risk perceptions, and behavioral intentions.
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