Quiz Questions


  • Define and distinguish the terms "diffusion" and "dissemination."


  • What are the five stages of diffusion?


  • What are some weaknesses of the model?

Applied Example

  • Consider the HPV vaccine a beneficial cervical cancer prevention strategy/innovation that should be disseminated to girls and young women aged 9-26. What are the characteristics of the innovation (vaccine) that will affect its diffusion in rural America? Describe the characteristics of individuals that may affect adoption of the vaccine.