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Rakower, Josh and Ann Hallyburton. "Disease Information Through Comics: A graphic option for health education." Journal of Medical Humanities 43. (2022): 475–92. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1007/s10912-022-09730-9
BibTeX citation key: Rakower2022
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Categories: General
Keywords: Communications, Didactics, Illness, Intermediality, Medicine
Creators: Hallyburton, Rakower
Collection: Journal of Medical Humanities
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This paper presents a critical interpretive synthesis of research on the efficacy of comics in educating consumers on communicable diseases. Using this review methodology, the authors drew from empirical as well as non-empirical literature to develop a theoretical framework exploring the implications of comics’ combination of images and text to communicate this health promoting information. The authors examined selected works’ alignment with the four motivational components of Keller’s ARCS Model (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction) to evaluate research within the context of learner motivation. Findings of this research indicate comics offer a useful method for providing consumer health education, particularly regarding topics that individuals may have difficulty in discussing openly.
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