Cultural Dimensions, Consumption of Opioid Pain Medications, and Designing Educational Information Products

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Abstract

This article examines the connection of Hofstede's cultural dimensions with the consumption of opioid pain medications by country. Correlation analysis shows a significant correlation of the increased consumption with the individualism-collectivism dimension, with a higher score for individualism correlated with higher consumption. The examination of this finding reveals that the need for independence, autonomy, self-reliance, and control - traits that are more typical for individualism - can explain this correlation. The article describes the implications of this finding for designing educational information products for opioid awareness campaigns and provides directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages154-161
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125664
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 26 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period7/23/197/26/19

Keywords

  • Awareness campaigns
  • cultural dimensions
  • document design
  • educational material
  • Hofstede
  • individualism
  • opioid.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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    Batova, T. (2019). Cultural Dimensions, Consumption of Opioid Pain Medications, and Designing Educational Information Products. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019 (pp. 154-161). [8804529] (IEEE International Professional Communication Conference; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ProComm.2019.00034