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Published Articles Using HINTS Data

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2015

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

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]

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

Orom H  2015  Nativity and Perceived Healthcare Quality  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health   [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.

2014

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

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

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

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

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

2012

2011

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

2010

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

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

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

2008

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

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

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

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

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

2007

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

2006

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

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

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

2005

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

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