Chris M R Smerecnik

Summary

Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi Effectiveness of testing for genetic susceptibility to smoking-related diseases on smoking cessation outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Chris Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, Maastricht 6200, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 21:347-54. 2012
  2. pmc An exploratory study of Muslim adolescents' views on sexuality: Implications for sex education and prevention
    Chris Smerecnik
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:533. 2010
  3. doi Are smokers interested in genetic testing for smoking addiction? A socio-cognitive approach
    Chris Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health 26:1099-112. 2011
  4. doi An empirical test of the materialist framework for understanding the general population's reaction to nonpersonalized genetic health messages
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Health Commun 16:550-62. 2011
  5. doi Fear appeals in HIV prevention: the role of anticipated regret
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 15:550-9. 2010
  6. doi Lay responses to health messages about the genetic risk factors for salt sensitivity: do mass media genetic health messages result in genetic determinism?
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 15:386-93. 2010
  7. doi Understanding the positive effects of graphical risk information on comprehension: measuring attention directed to written, tabular, and graphical risk information
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Risk Anal 30:1387-98. 2010
  8. doi Genetic health messages in the mass media: do the general public perceive non-personalized genetic health message as personally relevant?
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Br J Health Psychol 15:941-56. 2010
  9. doi Applying a theory-based framework to understand public knowledge of genetic risk factors: a case for the distinction between how-to knowledge and principles knowledge
    C M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health Genomics 14:259-70. 2011
  10. doi Alerting the general population to genetic risks: the value of health messages communicating the existence of genetic risk factors for public health promotion
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Health Psychol 28:734-45. 2009

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi Effectiveness of testing for genetic susceptibility to smoking-related diseases on smoking cessation outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Chris Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, Maastricht 6200, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 21:347-54. 2012
    ..To examine whether genetic testing for smoking-related diseases benefits smoking cessation...
  2. pmc An exploratory study of Muslim adolescents' views on sexuality: Implications for sex education and prevention
    Chris Smerecnik
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:533. 2010
    ..This paper describes the results of an exploratory qualitative study on Muslim adolescents' views on sexuality in the Netherlands...
  3. doi Are smokers interested in genetic testing for smoking addiction? A socio-cognitive approach
    Chris Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health 26:1099-112. 2011
    ..Socio-cognitive concepts such as susceptibility, severity, response efficacy and self-efficacy may be used to inform or educate smokers about the value of genetically tailored smoking cessation treatments...
  4. doi An empirical test of the materialist framework for understanding the general population's reaction to nonpersonalized genetic health messages
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Health Commun 16:550-62. 2011
    ..The authors' findings support the validity of the materialist framework for understanding laypeople's knowledge of genetics. On the basis of the results, several implications were deduced for public education of genetics...
  5. doi Fear appeals in HIV prevention: the role of anticipated regret
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 15:550-9. 2010
    ..Anticipated regret mediated the coping-intention relationship. This finding furthers our understanding of the working mechanisms of fear appeals in HIV prevention...
  6. doi Lay responses to health messages about the genetic risk factors for salt sensitivity: do mass media genetic health messages result in genetic determinism?
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Psychol Health Med 15:386-93. 2010
    ..These results illustrate the nuanced understanding the general public may have concerning genetic risk factors...
  7. doi Understanding the positive effects of graphical risk information on comprehension: measuring attention directed to written, tabular, and graphical risk information
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Risk Anal 30:1387-98. 2010
    ....
  8. doi Genetic health messages in the mass media: do the general public perceive non-personalized genetic health message as personally relevant?
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Department of Health Promotion, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Br J Health Psychol 15:941-56. 2010
    ..We examined whether the general public accepted genetic health messages and viewed them personally relevant in promoting their preventive behaviour...
  9. doi Applying a theory-based framework to understand public knowledge of genetic risk factors: a case for the distinction between how-to knowledge and principles knowledge
    C M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Public Health Genomics 14:259-70. 2011
    ..It also makes a first attempt to examine the statistical validity of this framework...
  10. doi Alerting the general population to genetic risks: the value of health messages communicating the existence of genetic risk factors for public health promotion
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Health Psychol 28:734-45. 2009
    ..However, there is a lack of evidence-based insight into its impact on individuals who were unaware of the existence of genetic risk factors at the moment of information exposure...
  11. doi A systematic review of the impact of genetic counseling on risk perception accuracy
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Genet Couns 18:217-28. 2009
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  12. doi Educating the general public about multifactorial genetic disease: applying a theory-based framework to understand current public knowledge
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    School for Public Health and Primary Care CAPHRI, Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Genet Med 10:251-8. 2008
    ..Implications for genetic education are discussed...
  13. ncbi Should individuals be informed about their salt sensitivity status? First indications of the value of testing for genetic predisposition to low-risk conditions
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Department of Health Education and Health Promotion Caphri, University Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Genet Test 11:307-14. 2007
    ..Consequently, individuals receiving negative test results should be carefully counseled on the meaning of the results and the consequences for preventive behavior...
  14. ncbi Validating the Medical Data Interpretation Test in a Dutch population
    Chris M R Smerecnik
    Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Patient Educ Couns 68:287-90. 2007
    ..To validate the Dutch translation of the Medical Data Interpretation Test...