The importance of the quality of information and the methods of its distribution in the process of promoting a healthy lifestyle

Folia Med Cracov. 2022 Jun 29;62(1):89-101. doi: 10.24425/fmc.2022.141693.


Each piece of information is distributed in the form of a message. Its character takes various forms, it can be expressed by words or in images. It is the visual form which is the most effective tool of influence. Graphic signs are often used to convey or exchange thoughts. The signs have an informative function but they are also meant to force a specific behavior. Such a change in expectations and beliefs of a specific regulator is called the social impact. The intensity of interpersonal relationships is deliberately stimulated through an appropriate form of communication. The more expressive and emotional is its character, the greater the benefits for the quality of communication in the process of promoting healthy behaviors.

Keywords: communication; health promotion; interpersonal relationship; pictogram.

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Health Behavior*
  • Healthy Lifestyle*
  • Humans