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Published Articles Using HINTS Data

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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]

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]

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]

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

2013

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

2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009

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

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

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

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

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

2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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