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2016

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]

2015

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]

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]

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

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.

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]

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  

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.

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

Laiyemo M, Nunlee-Bland G, Lombardo F, Adams RG, Laiyemo A.  2015  Characteristics and health perceptions of complementary and alternative medicine users in the United States.  The American Journal of the Medical Sciences   349(2):140-4

Leiter A, Diefenbach MA, Doucette J, Oh WK, Galsky MD.  2015  Clinical trial awareness: Changes over time and sociodemographic disparities.  Clinical Trials   pii: 1740774515571917

Manierre, M  2015  Examining the Relationship Between Flexible Resources and Health Information Channel Selection.  Health Communication   [Epub ahead of print]

Manierre, M  2015  Gaps in knowledge: Tracking and explaining gender differences in health information seeking.  Social Science & Medicine   128:151–8

Persoskie A, Ferrer RA, Taber JM, Klein WM, Parascandola M, Harris PR  2015  Smoke-free air laws and quit attempts: Evidence for a moderating role of spontaneous self-affirmation  Social Science & Medicine   141:46-55.

Shneyderman Y, Rutten LJ, Arheart KL, Byrne MM, Kornfeld J, Schwartz SJ.  2015  Health Information Seeking and Cancer Screening Adherence Rates.  Journal of Cancer Education   [Epub ahead of print]

Taber J, Howell J, Emanuel A, Klein W, Ferrera R, Harris P  2015  Associations of spontaneous self-affirmation with health care experiences and health information seeking in a national survey of US adults  Psychology and Health   28: 1-18.

Taber J, Leyva B, and Persoskie A  2015  Why do People Avoid Medical Care? A Qualitative Study Using National Data.  Journal of General Internal Medicine   30(3):290-7

Tennant B, Stellefson M, Dodd V, Chaney B, Chaney D, Paige S, Alber J  2015  eHealth literacy and Web 2.0 health information seeking behaviors among baby boomers and older adults  J Med Internet Res   17(3): e70. Published online 2015 Mar 17. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3992

Valle C, Tate D, Mayer D, Allicock M, Cai J, Campbell MK.  2015  Physical activity in young adults: a signal detection analysis of Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 2007 data.  Journal of Health Communication   20(2):134-46

2014

Agaku IT, Adisa AO, Ayo-Yusuf OA, Connolly GN.  2014  Concern about security and privacy, and perceived control over collection and use of health information are related to withholding of health information from healthcare providers.  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association   21(2):374-8

Calo WA, Ortiz AP, Colon-Lopez V, Krasny S, Tortolero-Luna G.  2014  Factors associated with perceived patient-provider communication quality among Puerto Ricans.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved   25(2):491-502

Campos-Castillo C, Anthony DL.  2014  The double-edged sword of electronic health records: implications for patient disclosure.  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association   pii: amiajnl-2014-002804

Chen CC, Yamada T, Smith J.  2014  An evaluation of healthcare information on the Internet: the case of colorectal cancer prevention.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   11(1):1058-75

Hamilton J, Breen N, Klabunde C, Moser R, Leyva B, Breslau E, Kobrin S.  2014  Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Large-Scale Surveys in Public Health Research: A Comparison of the Assessment of Cancer Screening Behaviors.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention   24(1);3-14

Hartoonian N, Narineh SR, Ormseth ER, Bantum EO, Owen JE.  2014  Information-seeking in cancer survivors: application of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to HINTS 2007 data.  Journal of Health Communication   19(11):1308-25

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

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

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

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

Nguyen AB, Oh A, Moser RP, Patrick H  2014  Perceptions of the roles of behaviour and genetics in disease risk: are they associated with behaviour change attempts.  Health Psychology   30(3):336-53

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

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

Yinjiao Y.  2014  The role of illness factors and patient satisfaction in using online health support groups.  Health Communication   29(4):355-63

2013

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)

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

McCully SN, Don BP, Updegraff JA.  2013  Using the internet to help with diet, weight, and physical activity: Results from the health information national trends survey (HINTS).  Journal of Medical Internet Research   15(8):e148. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2612

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

2012

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

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

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

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

2011

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

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

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

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

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

2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009

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

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

2008

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

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

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

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

2007

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

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

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

2006

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

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

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

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

2005

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

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

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