TITLE

COMIC BOOKS AN UNTAPPED MEDIUM FOR HEALTH PROMOTION

AUTHOR(S)
Branscum, Paul; Sharma, Manoj
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p430
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comic books are often stigmatized as a lowbrow medium. Nonetheless, emerging research suggests they may serve an educational purpose by encouraging children to read and introducing more complicated or high-level concepts. This article reviewed health-promotion interventions that used comics as a primary or secondary intervention strategy. A total of nine interventions met the inclusion criteria. Based on this review, a definitive efficacy of comics in health promotion could not be established as most studies used comics as supplemental material to another intervention. However comics appear to be a promising strategy for health promotion. Studies with more rigorous evaluations are needed.
ACCESSION #
51470989

 

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