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May Lwin

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Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637718, Singapore;(M.O.L.);(A.S.)

Shirley S. Ho

46 shared publications

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

Andrew Z. H. Yee

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Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A Comparison between the Predictors of Vaccine Uptake Intentions for Influenza and Dengue Chitra Panchapakesan, Anita Sheldenkar, Ysa Marie Cayabyab, ... Published: 29 November 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122694
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Infectious diseases have a huge health and economic burden globally. Vaccination has been found to be a crucial health intervention for diseases. The study aims to compare the drivers of vaccine uptake for influenza and dengue, and to understand the key drivers within each of the diseases in predicting vaccine uptake intentions. Data were collected from 1000 Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents between the ages of 21 and 70 through face to face surveys. Overall, intention to get vaccinated was low for both diseases. Comparing the means between the knowledge and perceptions regarding influenza and dengue and their vaccine uptake intentions, perceived susceptibility was significantly higher for influenza than dengue; and perceived severity, knowledge of the disease, and benefits of the vaccine were significantly higher for dengue. Looking at the key drivers within the diseases, perceived susceptibility towards the diseases and benefits of the vaccine were positively associated with vaccination uptake intentions for influenza and dengue. Perceived barriers towards the vaccine were negatively associated with vaccine uptake for dengue. Programs conducted for public health promotion should focus on increasing the public’s awareness of the susceptibility and seriousness of the diseases, and the benefits of getting vaccinated.
PREPRINT-CONTENT 1 Read 0 Citations Examining Organizational, Cultural, and Individual-Level Factors Related to Workplace Safety and Health Awareness and Ri... Edmund W. J. Lee, Han Zheng, Htet Htet Aung, Megha Rani Aroo... Published: 02 October 2018
doi: 10.2196/preprints.12356
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BACKGROUND Promoting safety and health awareness and mitigating risks are of paramount importance to companies in high-risk industries. Yet, there are very few studies that have synthesized findings from existing online workplace safety and health literature to identify what are the key factors that are related to (a) safety awareness, (b) safety risks, (c) health awareness, and (d) health risks. OBJECTIVE As one of the first systematic reviews in the area of workplace health and safety, this study aims to identify the factors related to safety and health awareness as well as risks, and systematically map these factors within three levels: organizational, cultural, and individual level. Also, this review aims to assess the impact of these workplace safety and health publications in both academic (e.g., academic databases, Mendeley, and PlumX) and non-academic settings (e.g., social media platform). METHODS The systematic review was conducted in line with procedures recommended by Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA). First, Proquest, ScienceDirect and Scopus were identified as suitable databases for the systematic review. Second, after inputting search queries related to safety and health awareness and risks, the articles were evaluated based on a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Third, the factors identified in the included articles were coded systematically. Fourth, the research team assessed the impact of the articles through a combination of traditional and new metric analysis methods: citation count, Altmetric Attention Score, Mendeley readers count, usage count, and capture count. RESULTS Out of a total of 4,831 articles retrieved from the three databases, 51 articles were included in the final sample and were systematically coded. The results revealed six categories of organizational (management commitment, management support, organizational safety communication, safety management systems, physical work environment, and organizational environment), two cultural (interpersonal support and organizational culture), and four individual (perception, motivation, attitude and behavior) level factors that relate to safety and health awareness and risk. In terms of impact, the relationship between citation count and the various metrics measuring academic activity (e.g., Mendeley readers, usage count, and capture count) were mostly significant while the relationship between citation count and Altmetric Attention Score was non-significant. CONCLUSIONS This study provides a macro view of the current state of workplace safety and health research and gives scholars an indication on some of the key factors of safety and health awareness and risks. Researchers should also be cognizant that while their work may receive attention from the scholarly community, it is important to tailor their communication messages for the respective industries they are studying to maximize the receptivity and impact of...
PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 0 Reads 0 Citations GPS Trail Visualizer for Online Communities Andreas Chrisna Mayong, Vajisha Udayangi Wanniarachchi, Owen... Published: 01 October 2018
2018 International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), doi: 10.1109/cw.2018.00039
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Strategic Uses of Facebook in Zika Outbreak Communication: Implications for the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication ... May O. Lwin, Jiahui Lu, Anita Sheldenkar, Peter J. Schulz Published: 10 September 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091974
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While social media has been increasingly used for communication of infectious disease outbreaks, little is known about how social media can improve strategic communication across various stages of the health crisis. The Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Model (Reynolds & Seeger, 2005; CERC) outlines strategies across different crisis phases and can guide crisis communication on social media. This research therefore investigates how social media can be utilized to implement and adapt the CERC model, by examining the strategic uses of Facebook in communicating the recent Zika epidemic by health authorities in Singapore. Zika-related Facebook posts of three main Singapore health agencies published within the one year period from January 2016 to December 2016 were thematically analysed. Results suggest that Facebook was used to communicate the crisis strategically, which supported and added to the CERC model. Novel uses of Facebook for outbreak communication were demonstrated, including promoting public common responsibility for disease prevention and expressing regards to the public for cooperation. Results also suggested that preparedness messages might be the most effective, as they produced a great level of public engagement. The adaptability of the CERC model in social media contexts to improve crisis communication is discussed.
PREPRINT-CONTENT 0 Reads 0 Citations Developing a digital solution for dengue through Epihack: Evaluation of a five-day health hackathon in Sri Lanka (Prepri... Chitra Panchapakesan, Anita Sheldenkar, May Oo Lwin Published: 11 July 2018
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, doi: 10.2196/preprints.11555
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Disparities in the impact of a community hypertension education programme across age, gender, race and housing type May O Lwin, Shelly Malik, Vernon Beng Tat Kang, Grace Peimin... Published: 07 May 2018
Health Education Journal, doi: 10.1177/0017896918760950
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