Using the social marketing principle of audience segmentation, a Hispanic audience was disaggregated to examine heterogeneous behavior and lifestyles that could guide planning for public information campaigns designed to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
Signal detection analysis resulted in six mutually exclusive subgroups, based on self-reported behavioral changes to improve health.
Subgroups differed significantly in communication, behavioral, psychological, and demographic dimensions, indicating they may require unique campaign planning strategies.
To determine whether subgroups were meaningful relative to external health-related criteria, they were compared as to health knowledge and status on cardiovascular disease risk factors.
The results showed significant differences among audience subgroups in plasma high-density lipoprotein levels and hypertensive status.
Results are discussed in terms of their implications for campaign planning and the need for public health campaigns to diversify strategies when targeting Hispanic audiences.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Facteur risque, Campagne de masse, Prévention, Stratégie, Homme, Changement comportement, Mode de vie, Ethnie, Planification, Etats Unis, Hispanique, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor, Mass campaign, Prevention, Strategy, Human, Behavior change, Life habit, Ethnic group, Planning, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0162691
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.