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Abdelhamid M, Gaia J, Sanders GL  2017  Putting the Focus Back on the Patient: How Privacy Concerns Affect Personal Health Information Sharing Intentions  Journal of Medical Internet Research   19(9):e169

Adjei Boakye E, Tobo BB, Rojek RP, Mohammed KA, Geneus CJ, Osazuwa-Peters N  2017  Approaching a decade since HPV vaccine licensure: racial and gender disparities in knowledge and awareness of HPV and HPV vaccine  Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics   [Epub ahead of print]

Alcalá HE, Sharif MZ, Morey BN.  2017  Misplaced Trust: Racial Differences in Use of Tobacco Products and Trust in Sources of Tobacco Health Information  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   [Epub ahead of print]

Amuta AO, Mkuu RS, Jacobs W, Ejembi AZ  2017  Influence of Cancer Worry on Four Cancer Related Health Protective Behaviors among a Nationally Representative Sample: Implications for Health Promotion Efforts.  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Aponte J, Nokes KM  2017  Validating an electronic health literacy scale in an older hispanic population.  Journal of Clinical Nursing   [Epub ahead of print]

Barnes L, Khojasteh JJ, Wheeler D  2017  Cancer information seeking and scanning: Sources and patterns  Health Education Journal   76(7): 853-868

Brown S, Jouni H, Marroush TS, Kullo IJ.  2017  Disclosing Genetic Risk for Coronary Heart Disease: Attitudes Toward Personal Information in Health Records  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Carroll JK, Moorhead A, Bond R, LeBlanc WG, Petrella RJ, Fiscella K  2017  Who Uses Mobile Phone Health Apps and Does Use Matter? A Secondary Data Analytics Approach  Journal of Medical Internet Research   19(4):e125

Case KR, Lazard AJ, Mackert MS, Perry CL  2017  Source Credibility and E-Cigarette Attitudes: Implications for Tobacco Communication  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Chen LS, Kaphingst KA, Tseng TS, Zhao S  2017  How are lung cancer risk perceptions and cigarette smoking related?-testing an accuracy hypothesis  Translational Cancer Research   5(Suppl 5):S964-S971

Chon MG, Park H  2017  One does not fit all: Health audience segmentation and prediction of health behaviors in cancer prevention  Health Marketing Quarterly   34(3):202-216

Cooper DL, Hernandez ND, Rollins L, Akintobi TH, McAllister C  2017  HPV vaccine awareness and the association of trust in cancer information from physicians among males  Vaccine   35(20):2661-2667

Dahlhamer JM, Galinsky AM, Joestl SS, Ward BW  2017  Sexual Orientation and Health Information Technology Use: A Nationally Representative Study of U.S. Adults  LGBT Health   4(2): 121-129

Dolo, SL, Rayford J  2017  Age Perceptions, Knowledge, and Preventive Behaviors Regarding Cervical Cancer: Analysis from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)  International Journal for Innovation Education and Research   5(10):124-132

Donaldson EA, Hoffman AC, Zandberg I, Blake KD  2017  Media exposure and tobacco product addiction beliefs: Findings from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS-FDA 2015)  Addictive Behaviors   72:106-113

Feirman SP, Donaldson EA, Parascandola M, Snyder K, Tworek C  2017  Monitoring harm perceptions of smokeless tobacco products among U.S. adults: Health Information National Trends Survey 2012, 2014, 2015  Addictive Behaviors   77:7-15

Gautam RP, Shah D, Matthews E.  2017  Knowledge and Beliefs about Cancer in African American Population  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice   10 (1)

Greenberg AJ, Falisi AL, Finney Rutten LJ, Chou WS, Patel V, Moser RP, Hesse BW  2017  Access to Electronic Personal Health Records Among Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Secondary Data Analysis  Journal of Medical Internet Research   19(6):e188

Greenberg AJ, Haney D, Blake KD, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2017  Differences in Access to and Use of Electronic Personal Health Information Between Rural and Urban Residents in the United States  The Journal of Rural Health   [Epub ahead of print]

Greenberg AJ, Serrano KJ, Thai CL, Blake KD, Moser RP, Hesse BW, Ahern DK  2017  Public use of electronic personal health information: Measuring progress of the Healthy People 2020 objectives  Health Policy and Technology   6(1): 33-39

Grenen E, Kent EE, Hennessy E, Hamilton JG, Ferrer RA  2017  Association Between Nutrition Resource Stress and Dietary Consumption: Results From a U.S. Nationally Representative Survey  Health Education and Behavior   [Epub ahead of print]

Haider MR, Qureshi ZP, Horner R, Friedman DB, Bennett C  2017  What Have Patients Been Hearing From Providers Since the 2012 USPSTF Recommendation Against Routine Prostate Cancer Screening?  Clinical Genitourinary Cancer   [Epub ahead of print]

Hearld KR, Hearld LR, Hall AG.  2017  Engaging patients as partners in research: Factors associated with awareness, interest, and engagement as research partners  SAGE Open Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Heffner JL, Mull KE  2017  Smartphone Ownership Among US Adult Cigarette Smokers: 2014 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Data  Journal of Medical Internet Research   19(8)

Hesse, BW, Greenberg, AJ, Peterson, Emily B, Chou, S.  2017  The health information national trends survey (HINTS): A resource for consumer engagement and health communication research  Information Services & Use   37(2): 205-218

Jacobs W, Amuta AO, Jeon KC, Alvares C  2017  Health information seeking in the digital age: An analysis of health information seeking behavior among US adults  Cogent Social Sciences   3(1)

Jiang S.  2017  The role of social media use in improving cancer survivors' emotional well-being: a moderated mediation study.  Journal of Cancer Survivorship   [Epub ahead of print]

Jiang Y, West BT, Barton DL, Harris MR  2017  Acceptance and Use of eHealth/mHealth Applications for Self-Management Among Cancer Survivors  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics   245:131-135

Jun J, Nan X  2017  Comparative risk assessment and cessation information seeking among smokeless tobacco users  Addictive Behaviors   28(80):14-21

Kaufman AR, Coa KL, Nguyen AB  2017  Cigarette smoking risk-reducing beliefs: Findings from the United States Health Information National Trends Survey  Preventive Medicine   102: 39-43

Kim H, Paige Powell M, Bhuyan SS, Bhuyan SS.  2017  Seeking Medical Information Using Mobile Apps and the Internet: Are Family Caregivers Different from the General Public?  Journal of Medical Systems   41(3):38

Kreps G, Yu G, Zhao X, Wen-Ying Chou S, Hesse BW  2017  Expanding the NCI Health Information National Trends Survey From the United States to China and Beyond  Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly   [Epub ahead of print]

Leyva B, Taber JM, Trivedi AN  2017  Medical Care Avoidance Among Older Adults  Journal of Applied Gerontology   [Epub ahead of print]

López D, Torres M, Vélez J, Grullon J, Negrón E, Pérez CM, Palacios C  2017  Development and Evaluation of a Nutritional Smartphone Application for Making Smart and Healthy Choices in Grocery Shopping  Healthcare Informatics Research   23(1): 16-24

Maitland A, Lin A, Cantor D, Jones M, Moser RP, Hesse BW, Davis T, Blake KD  2017  A Nonresponse Bias Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)  Journal of Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Maxwell KD, Gerrior S  2017  Can the Use of Internet Applications Increase the Participation of Men in Healthy Lifestyle Behavior?  Archives of Business Research   [Epub ahead of print]

McBride KR, Singh S  2017  Predictors of Adults' Knowledge and Awareness of HPV, HPV-Associated Cancers, and the HPV Vaccine: Implications for Health Education  Health Education and Behavior   [Epub ahead of print]

Miller EA, Berman L, Atienza A, Middleton D,Lachan R, Tortora R, Boyle J  2017  A Feasibility Study on Using an Internet-Panel Survey to Measure Perceptions of E-cigarettes in 3 Metropolitan Areas, 2015  Public Health Reports   [Epub ahead of print]

Morales-Campos DY, Vanderpool RC  2017  Examining differences in HPV awareness and knowledge and HPV vaccine awareness and acceptability between U.S. Hispanic and island Puerto Rican women  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice   10(3):1-18

Myrick JG, Willoughby JF  2017  Educated but anxious: How emotional states and education levels combine to influence online health information seeking  Health Informatics Journal   [Epub ahead of print]

Nguyen AB, Robinson J, O'Brien EK, Zhao X  2017  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Tobacco Information Seeking and Information Sources: Findings From the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey  Journal of Health Communication   22(9):743-752

Novillo-Ortiza D, Hernández-Pérezb T, Saigí-Rubióc F  2017  Availability of information in Public Health on the Internet: An analysis of national health authorities in the Spanish-speaking Latin American and Caribbean countries  International Journal of Medical Informatics   100: 46–55

O’Brien EK, Persoskie A, Parascandola M, Hoffman AC  2017  U.S. Adult Interest in Less Harmful and Less Addictive Hypothetical Modified Risk Tobacco Products  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   [Epub ahead of print]

Ojeaga A, Alema-Mensah E, Rivers D, Azonobi I, Rivers B  2017  Racial Disparities in HPV-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Among African American and White Women in the USA  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Osazuwa-Peters N, Adjei Boakye E, Mohammed KA, Tobo BB, Geneus CJ, Schootman M  2017  Not just a woman's business! Understanding men and women's knowledge of HPV, the HPV vaccine, and HPV-associated cancers.  Preventative Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Otanez S, Torr BM  2017  Ethnic and Racial Disparities in HPV Vaccination Attitudes  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health   [Epub ahead of print]

Pericot-Valverde I, Gaalema DE, Priest JS, Higgins ST  2017  E-cigarette awareness, perceived harmfulness, and ever use among U.S. adults  Preventive Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Persoskie A, Nguyen AB, Kaufman AR, Tworek C.  2017  Criterion validity of measures of perceived relative harm of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco compared to cigarettes.  Addictive Behaviors   [Epub ahead of print]

Persoskie A, Hennessy E, Nelson WL  2017  US Consumers' Understanding of Nutrition Labels in 2013: The Importance of Health Literacy  Preventing Chronic Disease   14:E86

Ramírez AS, Willis G, Rutten LF  2017  Understanding Spanish-Language Response in a National Health Communication Survey: Implications for Health Communication Research  Journal of Health Communication   22(5):442-450

Ray R, Sewell AA, Gilbert KL, Roberts JD  2017  Missed Opportunity? Leveraging Mobile Technology to Reduce Racial Health Disparities  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law   42(5):901-924

Reevea BB, Thissenc DM, Bannd CM, Mackd N, Treimane K, Sanofff HK, Roachg N, Magnush BE, Hec J  2017  Psychometric evaluation and design of patient-centered communication measures for cancer care settings  Patient Education and Counseling   [Epub ahead of print]

Reider N, Salter AR, Cutter GR, Tyry T, Marrie RA  2017  Potentially Modifiable Factors Associated With Physical Activity in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis.  Research in Nursing & Health   40(2):143-152

Roberts MC, Taber JM, Klein WM.  2017  Engagement with Genetic Information and Uptake of Genetic Testing: the Role of Trust and Personal Cancer History.  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Rosenbaum AJ, Jones MT, Marinescu A, Ellis SJ  2017  The Utilization of Internet Resources by Foot and Ankle Patients  American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society   [Epub ahead of print]

Scheideler JK, Taber JM, Ferrer RA, Grenen EG, Klein WMP  2017  Heart disease versus cancer: understanding perceptions of population prevalence and personal risk  Journal of Behavioral Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Serrano KJ, Thai CL, Greenberg AJ, Blake KD, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2017  Progress on Broadband Access to the Internet and Use of Mobile Devices in the United States.  Public Health Reports   [Epub ahead of print]

Singh S, Evans N, Williams M, Sezginis N, Baryeh NAK  2017  Influences of Socio-Demographic Factors and Health Utilization Factors on Patient-Centered Provider Communication  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Spooner, K, Chima, C, Salemi, JL, Zoorob, RJ.  2017  Self-reported preferences for patient and provider roles in cancer treatment decision-making in the United States  Family Medicine and Community Health   5 (1): 43-55

Strekalova YA  2017  Electronic health record use among cancer patients: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey  Health Informatics Journal   [Epub ahead of print]

Taber JM, Klein WM, Suls JM, Ferrer RA  2017  Lay Awareness of the Relationship between Age and Cancer Risk  Annals of Behavioral Medicine   51(2):214-225

Tu-Keefner F, Liu J, Hartnett E, Hastings SK  2017  Health Information Services and Technology Access during and after a Disaster: Lessons Learned by Public Librarians in South Carolina  Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet   21(1)

Van Stee SK, Yang Q  2017  Online Cancer Information Seeking: Applying and Extending the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Walker DM, Johnson T, Ford EW, Huerta TR.  2017  Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Examining Changes in How Privacy Concerns Affect Patient Withholding Behavior.  Journal of Medical Internet Research   19(1):6296

Wang K, Liu Y, Xie X, Gong S, Xu C, Sha X  2017  Principal Component Regression Analysis of Nutrition Factors and Physical Activities with Diabetes  Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics   8(4)


Apenteng BA, Hansen AR, Opoku ST, Mase WA.  2016  Racial Disparities in Emotional Distress Among Cancer Survivors: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Bernat JK, Coa K, Blanch-Hartigan D.  2016  Cancer survivors as activated patients: Exploring the relationship between cancer history and patient activation.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology   [Epub ahead of print]

Bhuyan SS, Lu N, Chandak A, Kim H, Wyant D, Bhatt J, Kedia S, Chang CF.  2016  Use of Mobile Health Applications for Health-Seeking Behavior Among US Adults.  Journal of Medical Systems   40(6):153

Blake KD, Portnoy DB, Kaufman AR, Lin CJ, Lo SC, Backlund E, Cantor D, Hicks L, Lin A, Caporaso A, Davis T, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2016  Rationale, procedures, and response rates for the 2015 administration of NCI's Health Information National Trends Survey: HINTS-FDA 2015.  Journal of Health Communication   21(12): 1269-1275

Blanch-Hartigan D, Chawla N, Moser RP, Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, Arora NK.  2016  Trends in cancer survivors' experience of patient-centered communication: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Cancer Survivorship   [Epub ahead of print]

Carter-Harris L, Tan AS, Salloum RG, Young-Wolff KC.  2016  Patient-provider discussions about lung cancer screening pre- and post-guidelines: Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Patient Education and Counseling   18(3):e73

Cutrona SL, Mazor KM, Agunwamba AA, Valluri S, Wilson PM, Sadasivam RS, Rutten LJ.  2016  Health Information Brokers in the General Population: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey 2013-2014  Journal of Medical Internet Research   18(6):e123

Emanuel AS, Howell JL, Taber JM, Ferrer RA, Klein WM, Harris PR.  2016  Spontaneous self-affirmation is associated with psychological well-being: Evidence from a US national adultsurvey sample.  Journal of Health Psychology   [Epub ahead of print]

Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, St Sauver JL, Wilson 3, Chawla N, Hartigan DB, Moser RP, Taplin S, Glasgow R, Arora NK.  2016  Health Self-Efficacy Among Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions: the Value of Patient-Centered Communication.  Advances in Therapy   33(8):1440-1451

Ford EW, Hesse BW, Huerta TR.  2016  Personal Health Record Use in the United States: Forecasting Future Adoption Levels.  Journal of Medical Internet Research   18(3):e73

Hay JL, Gold GS, Baser RE, Hricak H, Dauer LT.  2016  Prevalence and Correlates of Worry About the Health Harms of Medical Imaging Radiation in the General Population.  Journal of Primary Care & Community Health   [Epub ahead of print]

Hesse BW, Greenberg AJ, Rutten LJ.  2016  The role of Internet resources in clinical oncology: promises and challenges.  Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology   [Epub ahead of print]

Huerta TR, Walker DM, Mullen D, Johnson TJ, Ford EW.  2016  Trends in e-cigarette awareness and perceived harmfulness in the U.S.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   (16)30542-6

Idowu KA, Adenuga B, Otubu O, Narasimhan K, Kamara F, Hunter-Richardson F, Larbi D, Sherif ZA, Laiyemo AO.  2016  Place of birth, cancer beliefs and being current with colon cancer screening among US adults.  Annals of Gastroenterology   29(3):336-340

Jackson DN, Chou WS, Coa KI, Oh A, Hesse B.  2016  Implications of social media use on health information technology engagement: Data from HINTS 4 cycle 3.  Translational Behavioral Medicine   6(4):566-576

Jennifer Faith, Sheryl Thorburn, Ellen Smit.  2016  Body mass index and the use of the Internet for health information.  Health Education Journal   75(1):94-104

Jiang S, Beaudoin CE.  2016  Health literacy and the internet: An exploratory study on the 2013 HINTS survey.  Computers in Human Behavior   58:240–248

Jiang S, Street RL.  2016  Factors Influencing Communication with Doctors via the Internet: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of 2014 HINTS Survey.  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

LaValley SA, Kiviniemi MT, Gage-Bouchard EA.  2016  Where people look for online health information.  Health Information and Libraries Journal   [Epub ahead of print]

Lee TC, Mathis AL, Dutton MT  2016  An examination of early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for African Americans: Hints from the HINTS data  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice   9(1)

Leea YJ, Hab S.  2016  Consumer Use of the Internet for Health Management  Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet   20(1-2): 1-18

Lin WY, Zhang X, Song H, Omori K.  2016  Health information seeking in the Web 2.0 age: Trust in social media, uncertainty reduction, and self-disclosure.  Computers in Human Behavior   56: 289–294

Lumpkins CY, Mabachi N, Lee J, Pacheco C, Greiner KA, Geana M.  2016  A Prescription for Internet Access: Appealing to Middle-Aged and Older Racial and Ethnic Minorities Through Social Network Sites to Combat Colorectal Cancer.  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Massey PM, Langellier BA, Sentell T, Manganello J.  2016  Nativity and language preference as drivers of health information seeking: Examining differences and trends from a U.S. population-based survey.  Ethnicity & Health   [Epub ahead of print]

McGrath SP, Coleman J, Najjar L, Fruhling A, Bastola DR.  2016  Comprehension and Data-Sharing Behavior of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Test Customers.  Public Health Genomics   19(2):116-24

Mohammed KA, Geneus CJ, Yadgir S, Subramaniam DS, Burroughs TE.  2016  Correlates of Hookah Pipe Awareness and Perceived Harmfulness Among U.S. Adults.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

Nogueira LM, Thai CL, Nelson W, Oh A.  2016  Nutrition Label Numeracy: Disparities and Association with Health Behaviors.  American Journal of Health Behavior   40(4):427-436

O'Brien EK, Nguyen AB, Persoskie A, Hoffman AC.  2016  U.S. adults' addiction and harm beliefs about nicotine and low nicotine cigarettes.  Preventative Medicine   96:94-100

Oh A, Nguyen AB, Patrick H  2016  Correlates of Reported Use and Perceived Helpfulness of Calorie Information in Restaurants Among U.S. Adults  American Journal of Health Promotion   2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Oh YS, Song NK.  2016  Investigating Relationships Between Health-Related Problems and Online Health Information Seeking.  Computers, Informatics, Nursing   [Epub ahead of print]

Patterson F, Lenhartb CM.  2016  Characteristics of Smokers From a National Sample Who Engaged in Any Physical Activity: Implications for Cardiovascular Health Intervention  American Journal of Health Education   47(2): 117-123

Peacock S, Reddy A, Leveille SG, Walker J, Payne TH, Oster NV, Elmore JG  2016  Patient portals and personal health information online: perception, access, and use by US adults  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association   24(e1): e173-e177

Perez De Celis ES, Baltazar-Avalos E, Guadalupe Rocha-Rojo LA, Rojo-Castillo P, Guerra YC.  2016  Health information seeking preferences of Mexican cancer survivors: Creating an evidence base for the design of high-quality communication programs.  Journal of Clinical Oncology   34(7): 190

Phibbs SC, Faith J, Thorburn S.  2016  Patient-centred communication and provider avoidance: Does body mass index modify the relationship?  Health Education Journal   [Epub ahead of print]

Radecki Breitkopf C, Finney Rutten LJ, Findley V, Jacobson DJ, Wilson PM, Albertie M, Jacobson RM, Colón-Otero G.  2016  Awareness and knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), HPV-related cancers, and HPV vaccines in an uninsured adult clinic population.  Cancer Medicine   5(11):3346-3352

Serrano KJ, Yu M, Riley WT, Patel V, Hughes P, Marchesini K, Atienza AA  2016  Willingness to Exchange Health Information via Mobile Devices: Findings From a Population-Based Survey  Annals of Family Medicine   14(1):34-40.

Somera LP, Lee HR, Badowski G, Cassel K.  2016  Health Information Seeking, Source Trust, and Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Health Information Trends and Needs Between Guam and the United States.  Journal of Health Communication   21(4):469-78

Spooner KK, Salemi JL, Salihu HM, Zoorob RJ  2016  eHealth patient-provider communication in the United States: Interest, inequalities, and predictors  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association   24(e1): e18-e27

Thai CL, Coa KI, Kaufman AR.  2016  Implicit theories of smoking and association with current smoking status.  Journal of Health Psychology   [Epub ahead of print]

Wang L, Wang K, Liu X, He Y.  2016  Association of education & lifestyle factors with the perception of genetic knowledge on the development of lung cancer.  Indian Journal of Medical Research   143(Supplement):S32-S37

Waters EA, Wheeler C, Hamilton JG.  2016  How are information seeking, scanning, and processing related to beliefs about the roles of genetics and behavior in cancer causation?  Journal of Health Communication   21(sup2):6-15

Wigfall LT, Friedman DB.  2016  Cancer Information Seeking and Cancer-Related Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review of the Health Information National Trends Survey Literature.  Journal of Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Willis E, Haught MJ, Morris DL  2016  Up in vapor: Exploring health messages of e-cigarette advertisements  Health Communication   32(3): 372-380


Agurs-Collins T, Ferrer R, Ottenbacher A, Waters EA, O'Connell ME, Hamilton JG.  2015  Public Awareness of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests: Findings from the 2013 U.S. Health Information National Trends Survey.  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Amuta A, Berry A  2015  Influence of Family History of Cancer on Engagement in Protective Health Behaviors  American Journal of Health Education   46(3):157-164

Anthony D, Campos-Castillo C  2015  A looming digital divide? Group differences in the perceived importance of electronic health records  Information, Communication & Society   [Epub ahead of print]

Bhuyan SS, Chandak A, Gupta N, Isharwal S, LaGrange C, Mahmood A, Gentry D  2015  Patient-Provider Communication About Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment: New Evidence From theHealth Information National Trends Survey  American Journal of Men's Health   [Epub ahead of print]

Blake K, Ottenbacher A, Finney Rutten LJ, Grady M, Kobrin S, Jacobson R, Hesse BW.  2015  Predictors of Human Papillomavirus Awareness and Knowledge in 2013: Gaps and Opportunities for Targeted Communication Strategies.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   48(4):402-10

Blanch-Hartigan D, Chawla N, Beckjord EI, Forsythe LP, de Moor JS, Hesse BW, Arora NK  2015  Cancer survivors' receipt of treatment summaries and implications for patient-centered communication and quality of care  Patient Education and Counseling   2015 Jun 17. pii: S0738-3991(15)00278-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.06.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Champlin S, Mackert M  2015  Creating a Screening Measure of Health Literacy for the Health Information National Trends Survey.  American Journal of Health Promotion   2015 Mar. [Epub ahead of print]

Chan, YM  2015  The Confidence of Health Information Seeking Behaviors from the Internet.  Academic Research International   6(1)

Colón-Ramos U, Finney Rutten LJ, Moser R, Colón-Lopez V, Ortiz A, Yaroch AL.  2015  The association between fruit and vegetable intake, knowledge of the recommendations, and health information seeking within adults in the U.S. mainland and in Puerto Rico.  Journal of Health Communication   20(1):105-11

Cutrona SL, Mazor KM, Vieux SN, Luger TM, Volkman JE, Finney Rutten LJ.  2015  Health information-seeking on behalf of others: characteristics of "surrogate seekers".  Journal of Cancer Education   30(1):12-9

Desai K, Chewning B, and Mott D.  2015  Health care use amongst online buyers of medications and vitamins.  Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy   pii: S1551-7411(15)00003-0

Dominick GM, Papas MA, Rogers ML, Rakowski W.  2015  Classification tree analysis to examine influences on colorectal cancer screening.  Cancer Causes & Control   26(3):443-54

Ellis EM, Orom H, Giovino GA, Kiviniemi MT  2015  Relations Between Negative Affect and Health Behaviors by Race/Ethnicity: Differential Effects for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety.  Health Psychology   [Epub ahead of print]

Emanuel AS, Kiviniemi MT, Howell JL, Hay JL, Waters EA, Orom H, Shepperd JA  2015  Avoiding cancer risk information  Social Science & Medicine   147:113-120.

Faith J, Thorburn S, Tippens KM  2015  Examining the Association Between Patient-centered Communication and Provider Avoidance, CAM Use, and CAM-use Disclosure.  Alternative Therapy Health Medicine   21(2):30-5

Finney Rutten LJ, Agunwamba AA, Beckjord E, Hesse BW, Moser RP, Arora NK  2015  The Relation Between Having a Usual Source of Care and Ratings of Care Quality: Does Patient-Centered Communication Play a Role?  Journal of Health Communication   26:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Finney Rutten LJ, Agunwamba AA, Wilson P, Chawla N, Vieux SN, Blanch-Hartigan D, Arora NK, Blake K, Hesse BW.  2015  Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013).  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Giordano L, Leafman J, Citrin D, Wallace L  2015  Cancer Information-Seeking Practices Among the Hispanic Population: Data From the Health Information National Trends Survey 2007.  Hispanic Health Care International   13(2):70-6. doi: 10.1891/1540-4153.13.2.70.

Haider MR, Qureshi Z, Horner R, Bennett C, Khan MM  2015  Shared decision making does not improve adherence to Prostate Cancer Screening: evidence from the Health Information National Trend Survey  The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research   18(3):A261. DOI:

Haught HM, Rose JP, Brown JA.  2015  Social-class indicators differentially predict engagement in prevention vs. detection behaviours  Psychology and Health   5:1-19.

Hay JL, Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Waters EA  2015  "I Don't Know" My Cancer Risk: Exploring Deficits in Cancer Knowledge and Information-Seeking Skills to Explain an Often-Overlooked Participant Response.  Medical Decision Making   35(4):436-45. doi: 10.1177/0272989X15572827

Hirth JM, Laz TH, Rahman M, Berenson AB  2015  Racial/Ethnic Differences Affecting Adherence to Cancer Screening Guidelines Among Women  Journal of Women's Health  

Kannan VD, Veazie PJ  2015  Who Avoids Going to the Doctor and Why? Audience Segmentation Analysis for Application of Message Development  Health Communication   30(7):635-45. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2013.878967

Kaufman A, Finney Rutten LJ, Parascandola M, Blake K, Augustson E.  2015  Food and Drug Administration Tobacco Regulation and Product Judgments.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   48(4):445-51

Kim BH, Wallington SF, Makambi KH, Adams-Campbell LL  2015  Social networks and physical activity behaviors among cancer survivors: data from the 2005 health information national trends survey.  Journal of Health Communication   20(6):656-62. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1018576.

Kiviniemi MT, Kozlowski LT  2015  Deficiencies in public understanding about tobacco harm reduction: results from a United States national survey  Harm Reduction Journal   2015 Jul 2;12(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12954-015-0055-0.

Kobayashi LC, Smith SG.  2015  Cancer Fatalism, Literacy, and Cancer Information Seeking in the American Public  Health Education and Behavior   16.

Laiyemo AO, Thompson N, Williams CD, Idowu KA, Bull-Henry K, Sherif ZA, Lee EL, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Platz EA, Smoot DT  2015  Race and Colorectal Cancer Screening Compliance Among Persons with a Family History of Cancer  World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy   10;7(18).

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Taber JM, Klein WM, Ferrer RA, Kent EE, Harris PR  2015  Optimism and Spontaneous Self-affirmation are Associated with Lower Likelihood of Cognitive Impairment and Greater Positive Affect among Cancer Survivors  Annals of Behavioral Medicine   [Epub ahead of print]

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Wenhong C  2015  A Moveable Feast: Do Mobile Media Technologies Mobilize or Normalize Cultural Participation?  Human Communication Research   41(1):82–101


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Kannan VD, Veazie PJ.  2014  Predictors of avoiding medical care and reasons for avoidance behavior.  Medical Care   52(4):336-45

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Laiyemo AO, Adebogun AO, Doubeni CA, Ricks-Santi L, McDonald-Pinkett S, Young PE, Cash BD, Klabunde CN.  2014  Influence of provider discussion and specific recommendation on colorectal cancer screening uptake among U.S. adults.  Preventive Medicine   67:1-5

Lau SC, Chen L, Cheung WY.  2014  Protective skin care behaviors in cancer survivors.  Current Oncology   21(4):e531-40

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Madadi M, Zhang S, Yeary KH, Henderson LM.  2014  Analyzing factors associated with women's attitudes and behaviors toward screening mammography using design-based logistic regression.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment   144(1):193-204

Moser RP, Arndt J, Han PK, Waters EA, Amsellem M, Hesse BW.  2014  Perceptions of Cancer as a Death Sentence: Prevalence and Consequences.  Journal of Health Psychology   19(12):1518-24

Moten A, Jeffers K, Larbi D, Smith-White R, Taylor T, Wilson L, Adenuga B, Frederick W, Laiyemo A.  2014  Obesity and Weight Loss Attempts among Subjects with a Personal History of Cancer.  Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal   14(3):e330-6

Nan X, Zhao X, Briones R.  2014  Parental cancer beliefs and trust in health information from medical authorities as predictors of HPV vaccine acceptability.  Journal of Health Communication   19(1):100-14

Nawaz H, Via C, Shahrokni A, Ramdass P, Raoof A, Sunkara S, Petraro P.  2014  Can the inpatient hospital setting be a golden opportunity to improve colon cancer screening rates in the United States?  Health Promotion Practice   15(4):506-511

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Squiers L, Renaud J, McCormack L, Tzeng J, Bann C, Williams P.  2014  How Accurate Are Americans’ Perceptions of Their Own Weight?  Journal of Health Communication   19(7):795-812

Tan AS, Bigman CA  2014  E-cigarette awareness and perceived harmfulness: prevalence and associations with smoking-cessation outcomes.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   47(2):141-9

Tian Y, Robinson JD.  2014  Media complementarity and health information seeking in Puerto Rico.  Journal of Health Communication   19(6):710-20

Valera P, Anderson M, Cook SH, Wylie-Rosett J, Rucker J, Reid AE.  2014  The smoking behaviors and cancer-related disparities among urban middle aged and older men involved in the criminal justice system.  Journal of Cancer Education   30(1):86-93

Volkman JE, Luger TM, Harvey KL, Hogan TP, Shimada SL, Amante D, McInnes DK, Feng H, Houston TK.  2014  The National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey [HINTS]: a national cross-sectional analysis of talking to your doctor and other.  BMC Family Practice   6;15:111

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Befort CA, Nazir N, Engelman K, Choi W.  2013  Fatalistic cancer beliefs and information sources among rural and urban adults in the USA.  Journal of Cancer Education   28(3):521-6

Chan YM, Huang H.  2013  Weight Management Information Overload Challenges in 2007 HINTS: Socioeconomic, Health Status and Behaviors Correlates.  Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet   17(2)

Colón-López V, Banerjee G, Gertz AM, Ortiz AP, Calo W, Finney-Rutten LJ, Colón-Ramos U, Hesse BW, Tortolero G.  2013  Behavioral correlates of fruit and vegetable intake in Puerto Rico: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey.  Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal   32 (4): 14-9

Jun J, Oh K.  2013  Asian and Hispanic Americans’ cancer fatalism and colon cancer screening.  American Journal of Health Behavior   37(2):145-54

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Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Shavers VL, Ross L, Underwood W.  2013  Perceived risk for breast cancer and its relationship to mammography in Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine   36(5):466-76

Ramírez A S, Rutten LJF, Vanderpool RC, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2013  Correlates and geographic patterns of knowledge that physical activity decreases cancer risk.  The Journal of Primary Prevention   34(1-2):31-9

Ramírez AS, Rutten LJF, Oh A, Vengoechea BL, Moser RP, Vanderpool RC, Hesse BW.  2013  Perceptions of cancer controllability and cancer risk knowledge: The moderating role of race, ethnicity, and acculturation.  Journal of Cancer Education   28(2):254-61

Shuval K, Gabriel KP, Leonard T.  2013  TV viewing and BMI by Race/Ethnicity and socio-economic status.  PLOS ONE   8(5):e63579

Waters EA, Hay JL, Orom H, Kiviniemi MT, Drake BF.  2013  "Don't know" responses to risk perception measures: implications for underserved populations.  Medical Decision Making   33(2):271-81


Ashok M, Berkowitz Z, Hawkins NA, Tangka F, Saraiya M.  2012  Recency of pap testing and future testing plans among women aged 18-64: Analysis of the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey.  Journal of Women's Health   21(7):705-12

Buster KJ, You Z, Fouad M, Elmets C.  2012  Skin cancer risk perceptions: A comparison across ethnicity, age, education, gender, and income.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   66(5):771-9

Finney Rutten LJ, Davis T, Beckjord EB, Blake K, Moser RP, Hesse BW  2012  Picking up the pace: changes in method and frame for the health information national trends survey (2011-2014)  J Health Commun   2012;17(8):979-89.

Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, Moser RP, Ortiz Martinez AP, Kornfeld J, Vanderpool RC, Bryne M,Tortolero Luna G.  2012  Socioeconomic and geographic disparities in health information seeking and internet use in Puerto Rico.  Journal of Medical Internet Research   14(4):e104-210

Hong Huang, Yiu Ming Chan, Dong F.  2012  Health Numeracy Confidence among Racial/Ethnic Minorities in HINTS 2007: Sociodemographic, Attitudinal, and Knowledge Correlates.  Literacy and Numeracy Studies   20(2)

Kim YS, Park YS, Allegrante JP, Marks R, Ok H, Ok Cho K, Garber CE.  2012  Relationship between physical activity and general mental health.  Preventive Medicine   55(5):458-63

Kontos, EZ., Emmons, KM., Puleo, E, Viswanath, K.  2012  Contribution of communication inequalities to disparities in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine awareness and knowledge.  American Journal of Public Health   102(10):1911-20

Kowalczyk N, Draper LJ.  2012  Trends in patient information preferences and acquisition.  Radiologic Technology   83(4):316-324

Kowalkowski MA, Hart SL, Du XL, Baraniuk S, & Latini DM.  2012  Cancer perceptions: Implications from the 2007 health information national trends survey.  Journal of Cancer Survivorship   6(3):287-95

Langford AT, Resnicow K, Roberts JS, Zikmund-Fisher BJ.  2012  Racial and ethnic differences in direct-to-consumer genetic tests awareness in HINTS 2007: Sociodemographic and numeracy correlates.  Journal of Genetic Counseling   21(3):440-7

Lee E, Yeo Y, Levkoff S.  2012  Health information technology use among adults: Analysis of the health information national trend survey.  Gerontologist   52, 563-563

Miller L.M., Bell R.A.  2012  Online health information seeking: the influence of age, information trustworthiness, and search challenges.  Journal of Aging and Health   24(3):525-541

Oliver JS, Worley CB, Decoster J, Palardy L, Kim G, Reddy A, Allen RS.  2012  Disparities in Colorectal Cancer screening behaviors: Implications for African American men.  Gastroenterology Nursing   35(2):93-8

Richardson A, Allen JA, Xiao H, Vallone D.  2012  Effects of Race/Ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health information-seeking, confidence, and trust.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved   23(4):1477-93

Ye J, Shim R, Rust G.  2012  Health care avoidance among people with serious psychological distress: Analyses of 2007 health information national trends survey.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved   23(4):1620-9


Andreeva VA, Cockburn MG, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Rueda R, Reynolds KD.  2011  Preliminary evidence for mediation of the association between acculturation and sun-safe behaviors.  JAMA Dermatology   147(7): 814-9

Anhang Price R, Koshiol J, Kobrin S, Tiro JA.  2011  Knowledge and intention to participate in cervical cancer screening after the human papillomavirus vaccine.  Vaccine   29(25):4238-43

Buller DB, Cokkinides V, Hall HI, Hartman AM, Saraiya M, Miller E, Paddock L, Glanz K.  2011  Prevalence of sunburn, sun protection, and indoor tanning behaviors among Americans: Review from national surveys and case studies of 3 states.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   65(5 SUPPL. 1):S114-S23

Chou WY, Liu B, Post S, Hesse B.  2011  Health-related Internet use among cancer survivors: Data from the Health Information National Trends Survey, 2003-2008.  Journal of Cancer Survivorship   5(3):263-70

Cotten SR, Goldner M, Hale TM, Drentea P.  2011  The importance of type, amount, and timing of internet use for understanding psychological distress.  Social Science Quarterly   92(1):119-39

Coups EJ.  2011  Rural-urban differences in sunscreen use: Clarification of results from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association   64(1):196-7

Erinosho TO, Thompson OM, Moser RP, Yaroch AL.  2011  Fruit and vegetable intake of US adults: comparing intake by mode of survey administration.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association   111(3):408-13

Ferrer RA, Hall KL, Portnoy DB, Ling BS, Han PKJ, Klein WMP.  2011  Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening.  Health Psychology   30(5):525-35

Finney Rutten LJ, Blake KD, Hesse BW, Augustson EM, Evans S.  2011  Illness representations of lung cancer, lung cancer worry, and perceptions of risk by smoking status.  Journal of Cancer Education   26(4):747-53

Ha S, Lee YJ.  2011  Determinants of consumer-driven healthcare: Self-confidence in information search, health literacy, and trust in information sources.  International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing   5(1):8-24

Hesse BW, O'Connell M, Augustson EM, Chou WY, Shaikh AR, Rutten LJ.  2011  Realizing the promise of Web 2.0: Engaging community intelligence.  Journal of Health Communication   16 Suppl 1:10-31

Ho MY, Lai JY, Cheung WY.  2011  The influence of physicians on colorectal cancer screening behavior.  Cancer Causes & Control   22(12):1659-68

Kiviniemi MT, Orom H, Giovino GA.  2011  Psychological distress and smoking behavior: the nature of the relation differs by race/ethnicity.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   13(2):113-9

Kontos EZ, Viswanath K.  2011  Cancer-related direct-to-consumer advertising: A critical review.  Nature Reviews Cancer   11(2):142-50

Mayer DK, Carlson J.  2011  Smoking patterns in cancer survivors.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   13(1):34-40

Ortiz AP, López M, Flores LT, Soto-Salgado M, Finney Rutten LJ, Serrano-Rodriguez RA., Hesse BW, Tortolero-Luna G.  2011  Awareness of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and use of genetic tests among Puerto Rican adults, 2009.  Preventing Chronic Disease   8(5):A110

Rutten LJF, Blake K, Hesse BW, Ackerson LK.  2011  Isolated and skeptical: Social engagement and trust in information sources among smokers.  Journal of Cancer Education   26(3):465-73

Thompson OM, Yaroch AL, Moser RP, Finney Rutten LJ, Petrelli JM, Smith-Warner SA, Masse LC, Nebeling L.  2011  Knowledge of and adherence to fruit and vegetable recommendations and intakes: Results of the 2003 health information national trends survey.  Journal of Health Communication   16(3):328-40

Underhill ML, Kiviniemi MT.  2011  The association of perceived provider-patient communication and relationship quality with Colorectal Cancer screening.  Health Education and Behavior   39(5):555-63


Andreeva VA, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Cockburn MG, Rueda R, Reynolds KD.  2010  Moderated mediation regarding the sun-safe behaviors of U.S. Latinos: Advancing the theory and evidence for acculturation-focused research and interventions.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health   12(5):691-8

Bousman CA, Madlensky L.  2010  Family history of lung cancer and contemplation of smoking cessation.  Preventing Chronic Disease   7(2):A29

Chen CC, Basch CE, Yamada T.  2010  An evaluation of colonoscopy use: Implications for health education.  Journal of Cancer Education   25(2):160-5

Chen LS, Kaphingst KA.  2010  Risk perceptions and family history of lung cancer: Differences by smoking status.  Public Health Genomics   14(1):26-34

Chou WY, Wang LC, Finney Rutten LJ, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2010  Factors associated with Americans' ratings of health care quality: what do they tell us about the raters and the health care system?  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:147-56

Ciampa PJ, Osborn CY, Peterson NB, Rothman RL  2010  Patient numeracy, perceptions of provider communication, and colorectal cancer screening utilization.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:157-68

Clayman ML, Manganello JA, Viswanath K, Hesse BW, Arora NK.  2010  Providing health messages to Hispanics/Latinos: understanding the importance of language, trust in health information sources, and media use.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:252-63

Fang CY, Coups EJ, Heckman CJ.  2010  Behavioral correlates of HPV vaccine acceptability in the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   19(2):319-26

Geiger BF, O'Neal MR, Firsing SL 3rd, Smith KH, Chandan P, Schmidt A, Jackson JB.  2010  HealthyME HealthyU(©2010UCPGB): a collaborative project to enhance access to health information and services for individuals with disabilities.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:46-59

Hawkins NA, Berkowitz Z, Peipins LA.  2010  What does the public know about preventing cancer? Results from the Health Information National TrendsSurvey (HINTS).  Health Education and Behavior   37(4):490-503

Hou J, Shim M.  2010  The role of provider-patient communication and trust in online sources in Internet use for health-related activities.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:186-99

Kaufman A, Augustson E, Davis K, Finney Rutten LJ.  2010  Awareness and use of tobacco quitlines: evidence from the Health Information National Trends Survey.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:264-78

Kim K, Kwon N  2010  Profile of e-patients: analysis of their cancer information-seeking from a national survey.  Journal of Health Communication   15(7):712-33

Kobetz E, Dunn Mendoza A, Menard J, Finney Rutten L, Diem J, Barton B, Kornfeld J, McKenzie N.  2010  One size does not fit all: Differences in HPV knowledge between Haitian and African American women.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   19(2):366-70

Kobetz E, Kornfeld J, Vanderpool RC, Finney Rutten LJ, Parekh N, O'Bryan G,Menard J.  2010  Knowledge of HPV among United States Hispanic women: opportunities and challenges for cancer prevention.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:22-9

Koch-Weser S, Bradshaw YS, Gualtieri L, Gallagher SS.  2010  The Internet as a health information source: findings from the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey and implications for health communication.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:279-93

Kontos EZ, Emmons KM, Puleo E, Viswanath K  2010  Communication inequalities and public health implications of adult social networking site use in the United States.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:216-35

Langford A, Resnicow K., An L.  2010  Clinical trial awareness among racial/ethnic minorities in HINTS 2007: sociodemographic, attitudinal, and knowledge correlates.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:92-101

Lathan CS, Okechukwu C, Drake BF, Bennett GG.  2010  Racial differences in the perception of lung cancer: The 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey.  Cancer   116(8):1981-6

McBride B, Cantor D.  2010  Factors in errors of omission on a self-administered paper questionnaire.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:102-16

Meissner HI, Tiro JA, Yabroff KR, Haggstrom DA, Coughlin SS.  2010  Too much of a good thing? Physician practices and patient willingness for less frequent pap test screening intervals.  Medical Care   48(3):249-59

Oh A, Shaikh A, Waters E, Atienza A, Moser RP, Perna F.  2010  Health disparities in awareness of physical activity and cancer prevention: findings from the National Cancer Institute's 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:60-77

Patterson F, Wileyto EP, Segal J, Kurz J, Glanz K, Hanlon A.  2010  Intention to quit smoking: Role of personal and family member cancer diagnosis.  Health Education Research   25(5):792-802

Peytchev A, Ridenhour J, Krotki K.  2010  Differences between RDD telephone and ABS mail survey design: coverage, unit nonresponse, and measurement error.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:117-34

Tortolero-Luna G, Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, Davis T, Kornfeld J, Sanchez M,Moser RP, Ortiz AP, Serrano-Rodriguez RA, Davis K.  2010  Health and cancer information seeking practices and preferences in Puerto Rico: creating an evidence base for cancer communication efforts.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:30-45

Vanderpool RC, Huang B.  2010  Cancer risk perceptions, beliefs, and physician avoidance in Appalachia: results from the 2008 HINTS Survey.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:78-91

Wang C, Coups EJ.  2010  Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: Results from a population-based survey.  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity   7:19-25

Ye J, Shim R  2010  Perceptions of Health Care Communication: Examining the Roleof Patients’ Psychological Distress.  National Medical Association   102(12):1237-42

Zahnd WE, Goldfarb J, Scaife SL, Francis ML.  2010  Rural-urban differences in behaviors to prevent skin cancer: An analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   62(6):950-6

Zhao X.  2010  Cancer information disparities between U.S.- and foreign-born populations.  Journal of Health Communication   15 Suppl 3:5-21


Andreeva VA, Unger JB, Yaroch AL, Cockburn MG, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Reynolds KD.  2009  Acculturation and sun-safe behaviors among US Latinos: Findings from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey.  American Journal of Public Health   99(4):734-41

Bennett GG, Wolin KY, Puleo EM, Mâsse LC, Atienza AA.  2009  Awareness of national physical activity recommendations for health promotion among US adults.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise   41(10):1849-55

Finney Rutten LJ, Augustson EM, Moser RP, Doran K, Hesse BW.  2009  Health information seeking and media exposure among smokers: A comparison of light and intermittent tobacco users with heavy users  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   11(2):190-6

Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, Moser RP, McCaul K, Rothman, AJ.  2009  Public understanding of cancer prevention, detection, and survival/cure: Comparison with state-of-science evidence for colon, skin, and lung Cancer.  Journal of Cancer Education   24(1):40-8

Han PK, Moser RP, Klein WM, Beckjord EB, Dunlavy AC, Hesse BW.  2009  Predictors of perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: Sociodemographic factors and mass media exposures.  Health Communication   24(8):764-72

Hay J, Coups EJ, Ford J, DiBonaventura M.  2009  Exposure to mass media health information, skin cancer beliefs, and sun protection behaviors in a United States probability sample.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   61(5):783-92

Hoffman-Goetz L, Meissner HI, Thomson MD.  2009  Literacy and cancer anxiety as predictors of health status: An exploratory study.  Journal of Cancer Education   24(3):218-24

Kaphingst KA, Lachance CR, Condit CM.  2009  Beliefs about heritability of cancer and health information seeking and preventive behaviors.  Journal of Cancer Education   24(4):351-6

Koshiol J, Finney Rutten L,J. Moser R, Hesse B.  2009  Knowledge of human papillomavirus: differences by self-reported treatment for genital warts and sociodemographic characteristics.  Journal of Health Communication   14(4):331-45

Roach AR, Lykins EL, Gochett CG, Brechting EH, Graue LO, Andrykowski MA.  2009  Differences in cancer information-seeking behavior, preferences, and awareness between cancer survivors and healthy controls: A national, population-based survey.  Journal of Cancer Education   24(1):73-9

Tian Y, Robinson JD.  2009  Incidental health information use on the Internet.  Health Communication   24(1):41-49

Vanderpool R, Kornfeld J, Finney Rutten LJ, Squiers L.  2009  Cancer information seeking experience: The implication of Hispanic Ethnicity and Spanish Language.  Journal of Cancer Education   24(2):141-7


Arora NK, Hesse BW, Rimer BK, Viswanath K, Clayman ML, Croyle RT.  2008  Frustrated and Confused: The American Public Rates its Cancer-Related Information-Seeking Experiences.  Journal of General Internal Medicine   23(3):223-8

Beckjord EB, Finney Rutten LJ, Arora NK, Moser RP, & Hesse BW.  2008  Information processing and negative affect: evidence from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey.  Health Psychology   27(2):249-57

Berkowitz Z, Hawkins NA, Peipins LA, White MC, & Nadel MR.  2008  Beliefs, risk perceptions, and gaps in knowledge as barriers to colorectal cancer screening in older adults.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society   56(2): 307-14

Coups EJ, Hay J, & Ford JS.  2008  Awareness of the role of physical activity in colon cancer prevention.  Patient Education and Counseling   72(2): 246-51

Finney Rutten LJ, Augustson EM, Moser RP, Beckjord EB, Hesse BW.  2008  Smoking knowledge and behavior in the United States: sociodemographic, smoking status, and geographic patterns.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   10(10):1559-70

Finney Rutten LJ, Lazarus Yaroch A, Colón-Ramos U, Uriyoán AA.  2008  Awareness, use, and perceptions of low-carbohydrate diets.  Preventing Chronic Disease   5(4):A130

Floyd AH, Westmaas JL, Targhetta V, Moyer A.  2008  Depressive symptoms and smokers' perceptions of lung cancer risk: Moderating effects of tobacco dependence.  Addictive Behaviors   34(2):154-63

Geiger TM, Miedema BW, Geana MV, Thaler K, Rangnekar NJ, Cameron GT.  2008  Improving rates for screening colonoscopy: Analysis of the health information national trends survey (HINTS I) data.  Surgical Endoscopy   22(2):527-33

Hesse BW, Arora NK, Burke Beckjord E, Finney Rutten LJ.  2008  Information support for cancer survivors.  Cancer   112(11 Suppl):2529-40

Hong T.  2008  Internet health information in the patient-provider dialogue.  Cyberpsychology   11(5):587-89

Lykins EL, Graue LO, Brechting EH, Roach AR, Gochett CG, Andrykowski MA.  2008  Beliefs about cancer causation and prevention as a function of personal and family history of cancer: A national, population-based study.  Psycho-Oncology   17(10):967-74

McQueen A, Vernon SW, Meissner HI, Rakowski W.  2008  Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference?  Journal of Health Communication   13(1):56-79

Moyer, A., Brown, M.  2008  Effect of participation incentives on the composition of national health surveys.  Journal of Health Psychology   13(7):870-3

Niederdeppe J, Frosch DL, Hornik RC.  2008  Cancer news coverage and information seeking.  Journal of Health Communication   13(2):181-99

Orom H, Coté ML, González HM, Underwood W 3rd, Schwartz AG.  2008  Family history of cancer: is it an accurate indicator of cancer risk in the immigrant population?  Cancer   112(2):399-406

Silk KJ, Westerman CK, Strom R, & Andrews K.  2008  The Role of Patient-Centeredness in Predicting Compliance with Mammogram Recommendations: An Analysis of the Health Information National Trends Survey.  Communication Research Reports   25(2), 1-14

Stryker JE, Moriarty CM, Jensen JD.  2008  Effects of newspaper coverage on public knowledge about modifiable cancer risks.  Health Communication   23(4):380-90

Sullivan HW, Beckjord EB, Finney-Rutten LP, Hesse BW.  2008  Nutrition-related cancer prevention cognitions and behavioral intentions: testing the risk perception attitude framework.  Health Education and Behavior   35(6):866-79

Tian Y, Robinson JD.  2008  Incidental health information use and media complementarity: a comparison of senior and non-senior cancer patients.  Patient Education and Counseling   71(3):340-4

Tian Y, Robinson JD.  2008  Media use and health information seeking: An empirical test of complementarity theory.  Health Communication   23(2):184-90

Wilson EV, Dobrzykowski DD, Cazier JA.  2008  The Influence of Media Trust and Internet Trust on Privacy-Risking Uses of E-Health.  International Journal of Information Security and Privacy   2(3): 84-97


Beckjord EB, Finney Rutten LJ, Squiers L, Arora NK, Volckmann L, Moser RP, Hesse BW.  2007  Use of the internet to communicate with health care providers in the United States: estimates from the 2003 and 2005 Health Information National Trends Surveys (HINTS).  Journal of Medical Internet Research   9(3):e20

Cheong PH, Feeley TH, Servoss T.  2007  Understanding health inequalities for uninsured Americans: a population-wide survey.  Journal of Health Communication   12(3):285-300

Mayer DK, Terrin NC, Kreps GL, Menon U, McCance K, Parsons SK, Mooney KH.  2007  Cancer survivors information seeking behaviors: A comparison of survivors who do and do not seek information about cancer.  Patient Education and Counseling   65(3):342-50

Mayer DK, Terrin NC, Menon U, Kreps GL, McCance K, Parsons SK, Mooney KH.  2007  Health behaviors in cancer survivors.  Oncology Nursing Forum   34(3):643-51

Mayer DK, Terrin NC, Menon U, Kreps GL, McCance K, Parsons SK, Mooney KH.  2007  Screening practices in cancer survivors.  Journal of Cancer Survivorship   1(1):17-26

Moser RP, McCaul K, Peters E, Nelson W, Marcus SE.  2007  Associations of perceived risk and worry with cancer health-protective actions: data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Health Psychology   12(1):53-65

Niederdeppe J, Levy AG.  2007  Fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention and three prevention behaviors.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   16(5):998-1003

Stryker JE, Yaroch AL, Moser RP, Atienza A, Glanz K.  2007  Prevalence of sunless tanning product use and related behaviors among adults in the United States: Results from a national survey.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology   56(3):387-90

Tiro JA, Meissner HI, Kobrin S, Chollette V.  2007  What do women in the U.S. know about human papillomavirus and cervical cancer?  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   16(2):288-94

Vanderpool R, Huang B, Shelton B.  2007  Seeking Cancer Information: An Appalachian Perspective.  Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice   2(1):79-100


Atienza AA, Yaroch AL, Masse LC, Moser RP, Hesse BW, King AC.  2006  Identifying sedentary subgroups: the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine   31(5):383-90

Dillard AJ, McCaul KD, Klein WM.  2006  Unrealistic optimism in smokers: implications for smoking myth endorsement and self-protective motivation.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:93-102

Ford JS, Coups EJ, Hay JL.  2006  Knowledge of colon cancer screening in a national probability sample in the United States.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:19-35

Han PK, Moser RP, Klein WM.  2006  Perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: relationship to perceptions of cancer preventability, risk, and worry.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:51-69

Hay J, Coups E, Ford J.  2006  Predictors of perceived risk for colon cancer in a national probability sample in the United States.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:71-92

Ling BS, Klein WM, Dang Q.  2006  Relationship of communication and information measures to colorectal cancer screening utilization: results from HINTS.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:181-90

McQueen A, Vernon SW, Meissner HI, Klabunde CN, Rakowski W.  2006  Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates?  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   15(4):782-91

Rakowski W, Meissner H, Vernon SW, Breen N, Rimer B, Clark MA.  2006  Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003).  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   15(11):2093-101

Ramanadhan S, Viswanath K.  2006  Health and the information nonseeker: a profile.  Health Communication   20(2):131-9

Rutten LJ, Augustson E, Wanke K.  2006  Factors associated with patients' perceptions of health care providers' communication behavior.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:135-46

Rutten LJ, Squiers L, Hesse B.  2006  Cancer-related information seeking: hints from the 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:147-56

Shim M, Kelly B, Hornik R.  2006  Cancer information scanning and seeking behavior is associated with knowledge, lifestyle choices, and screening.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:157-72

Squiers L, Bright MA, Rutten LJ, Atienza AA, Treiman K, Moser RP, Hesse B.  2006  Awareness of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:117-33

Stoddard JL, Augustson EM.  2006  Smokers who use Internet and smokers who don't: Data from the Health Information and National Trends Survey (HINTS).  Nicotine & Tobacco Research   8(Suppl 1):S77-S85

Viswanath K, Breen N, Meissner H, Moser RP, Hesse B, Steele WR, Rakowski W.  2006  Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:1-17

Zajac LE, Klein WM, McCaul KD.  2006  Absolute and comparative risk perceptions as predictors of cancer worry: moderating effects of gender and psychological distress.  Journal of Health Communication   11 Suppl 1:37-49.3


Finney Rutten LJ, Meissner HI, Breen N, Vernon SW, Rimer BK.  2005  Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey.  Preventive Medicine   40(4):461-8

Finney Rutten LJ, Wanke K, Augustson E.  2005  Systems and individual factors associated with smoking status: evidence from HINTS.  American Journal of Health Behavior   29(4):302-10

Hesse BW, Nelson DE, Kreps GL, Croyle RT, Arora NK, Rimer BK, Viswanath K.  2005  Trust and sources of health information: the impact of the Internet and its implications for health care providers: findings from the first Health Information National Trends Survey.  JAMA Internal Medicine   165(22):2618-24

Weinstein N D, Marcus SE, & Moser RP.  2005  Smokers' unrealistic optimism about their risk.  Tobacco Control   14(1):55-59


Nelson DE, Kreps GL, Hesse BW, Croyle RT, Willis G, Arora NK, Rimer BK, Viswanath KV, Weinstein N, Alden S.  2004  The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS): Development, design, and dissemination.  Journal of Health Communication   9(5):443-60

Rizzo L, Brick JM, Park I.  2004  A Minimally Intrusive Method for Sampling Persons in Random Digit Dial Surveys.  Public Opinion Quarterly   68(2):267-74


HINTS Data Terms of Use

It is of utmost importance to ensure the confidentiality of survey participants. Every effort has been made to exclude identifying information on individual respondents from the computer files. Some demographic information such as sex, race, etc., has been included for research purposes. NCI expects that users of the data set will adhere to the strictest standards of ethical conduct for the analysis and reporting of nationally collected survey data. It is mandatory that all research results be presented/published in a manner that protects the integrity of the data and ensures the confidentiality of participants.

In order for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) to provide a public-use or another version of data to you, it is necessary that you agree to the following provisions.

  1. You will not present/publish data in which an individual can be identified. Publication of small cell sizes should be avoided.
  2. You will not attempt to link nor permit others to link the data with individually identified records in another database.
  3. You will not attempt to learn the identity of any person whose data are contained in the supplied file(s).
  4. If the identity of any person is discovered inadvertently, then the following should be done;
    1. no use will be made of this knowledge,
    2. the HINTS Program staff will be notified of the incident,
    3. no one else will be informed of the discovered identity.
  5. You will not release nor permit others to release the data in full or in part to any person except with the written approval of the HINTS Program staff.
  6. If accessing the data from a centralized location on a time sharing computer system or LAN, you will not share your logon name and password with any other individuals. You will also not allow any other individuals to use your computer account after you have logged on with your logon name and password.
  7. For all software provided by the HINTS Program, you will not copy, distribute, reverse engineer, profit from its sale or use, or incorporate it in any other software system.
  8. The source of information should be cited in all publications. The appropriate citation is associated with the data file used. Please see Suggested Citations in the Download HINTS Data section of this Web site, or the Readme.txt associated with the ASCII text version of the HINTS data.
  9. Analyses of large HINTS domains usually produce reliable estimates, but analyses of small domains may yield unreliable estimates, as indicated by their large variances. The analyst should pay particular attention to the standard error and coefficient of variation (relative standard error) for estimates of means, proportions, and totals, and the analyst should report these when writing up results. It is important that the analyst realizes that small sample sizes for particular analyses will tend to result in unstable estimates.
  10. You may receive periodic e-mail updates from the HINTS administrators.