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Published Articles Using HINTS Data

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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

2010

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

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

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

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

2009

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

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

2008

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

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

2007

2006

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

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

2005

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

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