Title: Toward a more nuanced perception of Alzheimer's disease: designing and testing a campaign advertisement
Authors: Van Gorp, Baldwin ×
Vercruysse, Tom
Van den Bulck, Jan #
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Series Title: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias vol:27 issue:6 pages:388-96
Abstract: Starting point of this study was the assumption that Alzheimer's disease is made worse for the person who has the disease by the negative regard in which the illness is held by society. The aim was to test by means of a campaign advertisement whether more nuanced counterframes could have an impact while remaining credible and comprehensible to the public. A sample of thousand people living in Belgium evaluated the campaign in an experimental design. This revealed that all the versions tested achieved a high average evaluation. The ad in which the heading referred to the fear of death and degeneration was judged to be most attention-grabbing, easier to understand, and more credible than the alternative heading with the idea that someone with Alzheimer's could still enjoy playing cards. Together, these findings provided a basis for the use of counterframes to generating a more nuanced image of Alzheimer's disease.
ISSN: 1533-3175
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute for Media Studies
Leuven School for Mass Communication Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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