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I Dissemination of information found Annotated Bibliography of Relevant Journals for Possible during research is paramount. Finding Publication of Advocate and Communication Research n the journal which best addresses a given target audience for the results of Samantha Munday, Carolyn LaPlante, Sandi Smith, Chuck Atkin Michigan State University t a study is a critical part of this process. Cancer Health Communication The objective of this • Purpose : “Seeks to improve practical communication between caregivers and patients and between • Purpose : “To provide an research was to help breast r interdisciplinary forum for the exchange institutions and the public. “ cancer advocates and of information among oncologic communication researchers disciplines concerned with the etiology • Style Format : APA find the right journals in and course of human cancer. CANCER • Audience : Scholars and practitioners in communication, psychology, sociology, public health, medicine, o which to submit their work accomplishes this objective by publishing nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, dietetics, pharmacy, and the allied health professions. original articles, as well as other scientific for publication. and educational documents, that support the mission of the • Space Limitations : No longer than 25 double-spaced pages Two searches were American Cancer Society by facilitating the transfer of completed in the search knowledge from the laboratory to the bedside; contributing • Publisher website : http://www.erlbaum.com d engine WorldCats. One search used the keywords “breast cancer to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, cure, and rehabilitation; and diminishing suffering from cancer.” • Style Format : AMA, Index Medicus • Example Article Titles : “Emerging trends and future directions in patient communication skills training” u communication” and the “Use and impact of eHealth system by low-income women with breast cancer” second used the keywords • Audience : Professionals in the oncologic field, radiologists, gynecologists, urologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, “The impact of communication on cancer risk, incidence, morbidity, mortality, and quality of life” “breast cancer media.” cytopathologists, cytologic technicians From these two searches, c articles of interest and the journals they were from were composed into a • Space Limitations : Less than 6000 words including the title page, abstract, text, references, figures, figure legends, and tables. Abstracts are limited to 250 words. Journal of Health Communication document. Each article, t • Publisher Website : http://www3.interscience.wiley.com • Style Format : APA along with the journal it was • Example Article Titles : • Purpose : “It presents the latest development in the field of health communication including research in from, was placed into four risk communication, health literacy, social marketing, communication (from interpersonal to mass media), non-mutually exclusive “Communication between patients with breast cancer and psychology, government, policy-making, and health education around the world.” i categories to describe the health care providers: Determinants and implications” type(s) of communication • Audience : Designed to give concise information to practitioners and academics. “When the diagnosis is cancer: Patient communication they addressed; mass media, experiences and preferences” • Space Limitations : 5,000 words with a 200 word abstract. new media, interpersonal, o and/or doctor-patient. After the search, two more journals were added to the Women & Health • Publisher Website : http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/ • Example Article Titles : “Effect of media coverage and physician advice on utilization of breast cancer screening by women 40 years n list upon the advice of other and older” experts in the medical and • Purpose : “The journal covers material involving the physical and psychological well-being of women, “Cancer information scanning and seeking behavior is associated with knowledge, lifestyle choices, and dietetic fields. Then each screening” the sociocultural factors that lead to health problems, journal’s style format, and issues of prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, purpose, audience, author the limitation of disability, and rehabilitation.” types, communication type(s), space limitations, • Style Format : APA Patient Education and Counseling and a link to their • Audience : Researchers, policy planners, and all submission guidelines for providers of health care for women. • Purpose : “To explore and elucidate educational, counseling and communication models in health authors were also collected care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the • Space Limitations : The paper should not exceed study of the delivery of patient education, counseling, and health promotion services, including training into the document. 23 pages and the abstract should contain around 100 models and organizational issues in improving communication between providers and patients.” A total of 30 possible words. journals for breast cancer • Style Format : Format required by biomedical journals • Publisher Website : advocacy and • Audience : Patient education and health promotion researchers, managers, http://www.haworthpress.com communication research physicians, nurses and other health care providers were documented in this • Example Article Titles : way and included in an • Space Limitations : 4,000 words for text and 100-150 for abstracts “Using the Internet to identify women's sources of annotated bibliography. breast health education and screening ” • Publisher Website : http://www.elsevier.com Five of the journals “Patient-blaming and researched are • Example Article Titles : representation of risk factors in highlighted here, but all breast cancer images” “Patient proactivity enhancing doctor-patient-family communication in cancer prevention and care are included in the among the aged” “Women's approaches to the use handout available from of new technology for cancer risk “Cancer communication patterns and the influence of patient characteristics: Disparities in information- the researchers and information” giving and affective behaviors” online at http://bcerc.msu.edu/.
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