To assess child health news broadcasts by a major regional television station and to evaluate the attitudes of parents and pediatricians about the content and value of television news reports.
Videotaping 6 months of consecutive evening news telecasts (Monday through Friday).
Self-administered surveys given to a convenience sample of parents and mailed to community pediatricians.
Local and national newscasts of prime-time coverage by a major metropolitan television station.
One hundred forty-four members of the Buffalo (NY) Pediatric Society and 87 parents of children in the outpatient or inpatient departments of The Children's Hospital, Buffalo.
Pediatric issues were presented in 15% of local and 21% of national medical news stories.
Adult-specific issues were addressed in 48% of local and 33% of national medical news reports.
Local pediatric news reports focused on behavior (22%) and major illnesses (22%) ; national pediatric news concentrated on nutrition (30%), allergy (21%), and major illnesses (21%). Seventy percent of local and 85% of national pediatric news reports referenced an informative source.
Fifty-one (59%) of the 87 parents and 69 (48%) of the 144 pediatricians consider television news to be an effective means of increasing awareness of child health issues.
Parents and physicians recommended pediatric emergencies, safety, disease prevention, and adolescent issues as important areas of...
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme télévision, Emission, Information, Médecine, Pédiatrie, Source information, Enfant, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Television program, Emission, Information, Medicine, Pediatrics, Information source, Child, United States, Human, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0090487
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.