Jo Waller

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Awareness of human papillomavirus among women attending a well woman clinic
    J Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 79:320-2. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: issues for biobehavioral and psychosocial research
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, UK
    Ann Behav Med 27:68-79. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors of HPV testing and vaccination acceptability: results from a population-representative sample of British women
    Laura A V Marlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 15:91-6. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Interest in having HPV vaccination among adolescent boys in England
    Alice S Forster
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Vaccine 30:4505-10. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Understanding adolescents' intentions to have the HPV vaccine
    Alice S Forster
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 28:1673-6. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccination and sexual behaviour: cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys conducted in England
    Alice S Forster
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 30:4939-44. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes to HPV vaccination among mothers in the British Jewish community: reasons for accepting or declining the vaccine
    Daniel Gordon
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Vaccine 29:7350-6. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental attitudes to pre-pubertal HPV vaccination
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 25:1945-52. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to HPV vaccination among ethnic minority mothers in the UK: an exploratory qualitative study
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Hum Vaccin 5:105-10. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about the risk factors for cervical cancer in a British population sample
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 38:745-53. 2004

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Publications43

  1. pmc Awareness of human papillomavirus among women attending a well woman clinic
    J Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 79:320-2. 2003
    ..To assess the level and accuracy of public understanding of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United Kingdom...
  2. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: issues for biobehavioral and psychosocial research
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, University College London, UK
    Ann Behav Med 27:68-79. 2004
    ..The second section addresses the role of biobehavioral factors in the persistence and progression of HPV infection as well as possible interventions to minimize the risk of persistence. Finally, primary prevention of HPV is discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Sociodemographic predictors of HPV testing and vaccination acceptability: results from a population-representative sample of British women
    Laura A V Marlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 15:91-6. 2008
    ..To examine sociodemographic predictors of self-reported screening attendance, intention to accept human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and willingness to accept vaccination for a daughter under 16...
  4. doi request reprint Interest in having HPV vaccination among adolescent boys in England
    Alice S Forster
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Vaccine 30:4505-10. 2012
    ..No recommendation has been made in England although there have been calls to widen access to the vaccine. This study aimed to assess boys' willingness to have HPV vaccination, eliciting reasons for their decisions...
  5. doi request reprint Understanding adolescents' intentions to have the HPV vaccine
    Alice S Forster
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 28:1673-6. 2010
    ..Some 'non-intenders' were opposed to vaccinations altogether. The HPV vaccine is likely to be popular but non-intenders' views may be difficult to change...
  6. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus vaccination and sexual behaviour: cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys conducted in England
    Alice S Forster
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 30:4939-44. 2012
    ..To examine whether HPV vaccination influences sexual behaviour in adolescent girls, either by giving them a 'green light' to have sex, or because perceived protection afforded by the vaccine permits compensatory risky sexual behaviour...
  7. doi request reprint Attitudes to HPV vaccination among mothers in the British Jewish community: reasons for accepting or declining the vaccine
    Daniel Gordon
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Vaccine 29:7350-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore attitudes to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and reasons for accepting or declining the vaccine in the British Jewish community...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental attitudes to pre-pubertal HPV vaccination
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 25:1945-52. 2007
    ..To determine the acceptability of childhood HPV vaccination and examine demographic, cultural, and psychosocial predictors of vaccine acceptance...
  9. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to HPV vaccination among ethnic minority mothers in the UK: an exploratory qualitative study
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Hum Vaccin 5:105-10. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to explore attitudes to HPV vaccination among black and Asian mothers living in Britain...
  10. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about the risk factors for cervical cancer in a British population sample
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 38:745-53. 2004
    ..We explored beliefs about the risk factors for cervical cancer in a large population sample...
  11. doi request reprint Mothers' and adolescents' beliefs about risk compensation following HPV vaccination
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    J Adolesc Health 44:446-51. 2009
    ..To examine the prevalence and predictors of the belief that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will result in "risk compensation," that is, will increase risky sexual behavior...
  12. doi request reprint Cervical screening uptake, political interest and voter turnout: a population-based survey of women in England
    Ana Macedo
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 19:189-94. 2012
    ..To examine the relationship between cervical screening uptake and political engagement, and to test whether political engagement and voting behaviour mediate the association between age and cervical screening uptake...
  13. doi request reprint Predictors of interest in HPV vaccination: A study of British adolescents
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 27:2483-8. 2009
    ..Interventions based on the health belief model may help encourage HPV vaccine acceptance among adolescents. Future research to understand the issues associated with HPV vaccination in different religious groups is needed...
  14. doi request reprint Anticipated shame and worry following an abnormal Pap test result: the impact of information about HPV
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
    Prev Med 48:415-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of HPV and cervical cancer information on women's anticipated feelings of worry and shame if they received an abnormal cervical screening result...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trust and experience as predictors of HPV vaccine acceptance
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Hum Vaccin 3:171-5. 2007
    ..Awareness of factors associated with uptake of new childhood vaccinations could help physicians focus attention on parents who are most likely to decline to help and ensure that they are fully informed before making a vaccination decision...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mothers' attitudes towards preventing cervical cancer through human papillomavirus vaccination: a qualitative study
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1257-61. 2006
    ..If the vaccine is introduced, information provision is likely to be key to ensuring parents understand the rationale for vaccinating at a young age...
  17. doi request reprint Knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV vaccination: an international comparison
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 31:763-9. 2013
    ..Pharmaceutical advertising campaigns could explain why awareness of HPV and HPV vaccine is higher in the US and this has helped to get some important messages across. Significant gaps in HPV knowledge remain across all three countries...
  18. pmc Variation in blame attributions across different cancer types
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E6BT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1799-805. 2010
    ..One possible consequence of this is that attitudes towards people with certain types of cancer could become increasingly negative. In this study, we assessed attributions of blame for five common cancers...
  19. pmc Patient delay in presentation of possible cancer symptoms: the contribution of knowledge and attitudes in a population sample from the United kingdom
    Alice E Simon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, London, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2272-7. 2010
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  20. pmc The impact of human papillomavirus information on perceived risk of cervical cancer
    Laura A V Marlow
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:373-6. 2009
    ..Interventions to increase awareness of HPV could benefit from tailoring information to prescreening age, screening age, and postscreening age women...
  21. doi request reprint The Jade Goody Effect: whose cervical screening decisions were influenced by her story?
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 19:184-8. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to establish which sociodemographic characteristics were associated with being influenced by Jade Goody's story...
  22. doi request reprint Cervical screening among migrant women: a qualitative study of Polish, Slovak and Romanian women in London, UK
    Marta Jackowska
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 38:229-38. 2012
    ..To explore awareness of and participation in cervical screening services in women from Poland, Slovakia and Romania living in London, UK...
  23. doi request reprint Increasing awareness of gynecological cancer symptoms and reducing barriers to medical help seeking: does health literacy play a role?
    Emily M Boxell
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Health Commun 17:265-79. 2012
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  24. doi request reprint What do British women know about cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors?
    Emma L Low
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK Electronic address
    Eur J Cancer 48:3001-8. 2012
    ..To identify levels of cervical cancer risk factor and symptom awareness, as well as predictors of higher awareness in a United Kingdom (UK) female population...
  25. doi request reprint Barriers to cervical cancer screening attendance in England: a population-based survey
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 16:199-204. 2009
    ..We also tested the hypothesis that women who were overdue for screening would be more generally disillusioned with public services, as indexed by reported voting behaviour in elections...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring cancer knowledge: comparing prompted and unprompted recall
    Jo Waller
    University College London, UK
    Br J Psychol 95:219-34. 2004
    ..Implications for future research on cancer knowledge and the most appropriate question format are discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Women's experiences of repeated HPV testing in the context of cervical cancer screening: a qualitative study
    Jo Waller
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 2 16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychooncology 16:196-204. 2007
    ..To evaluate the psychosocial impact of taking part in repeated testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) in the context of cervical cancer screening...
  28. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus (HPV) information needs: a theoretical framework
    Laura A V Marlow
    Health Behaviour Research Centre HBRC, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 35:29-33. 2009
    ..This study aimed to identify the key questions about HPV that British women will ask when considering having an HPV test or vaccination...
  29. ncbi request reprint Age of onset and body dissatisfaction in obesity
    Jane Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Addict Behav 27:561-73. 2002
    ..The possible direction of causal effects between body dissatisfaction and self-esteem is discussed, with the suggestion that early onset of obesity increases the risk of body dissatisfaction, which in turn impairs self-esteem...
  30. pmc Sex differences in the association of socioeconomic status with obesity
    Jane Wardle
    Cancer Research UK Health Behavior Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, England
    Am J Public Health 92:1299-304. 2002
    ..This study investigated socioeconomic predictors of obesity in men and women...
  31. doi request reprint Ovarian cancer symptom awareness and anticipated time to help-seeking for symptoms among UK women
    Emma L Low
    Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 39:163-71. 2013
    ..To determine levels of awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and to identify barriers to help-seeking and predictors of a longer time to help-seeking in a UK female population-based sample...
  32. doi request reprint Validation of a measure of knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV) using item response theory and classical test theory
    Jo Waller
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 56:35-40. 2013
    ..While many studies have measured HPV knowledge, none has developed a validated measure for use across countries. We aimed to develop and validate such a measure...
  33. doi request reprint Ovarian and cervical cancer awareness: development of two validated measurement tools
    Alice E Simon
    Institute of Women s Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 38:167-74. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to develop and validate measures of awareness of symptoms and risk factors for ovarian and cervical cancer (Ovarian and Cervical Cancer Awareness Measures)...
  34. doi request reprint Ethnic disparities in knowledge of cancer screening programmes in the UK
    Kathryn Robb
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Med Screen 17:125-31. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to examine awareness of the three National Cancer Screening Programmes (breast, cervical, bowel) among white and ethnic minority groups in the UK...
  35. doi request reprint An experimental investigation of the emotional and motivational impact of HPV information in adolescents
    Gareth P Lloyd
    Health Behaviour Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Adolesc Health 45:532-4. 2009
    ..Respondents absorbed HPV information without becoming worried, were receptive to cervical screening and vaccination, and these attitudes were enhanced by presentation of relevant information...
  36. ncbi request reprint Perceived risk of cervical cancer among pre-screening age women (18-24 years): the impact of information about cervical cancer risk factors and the causal role of HPV
    Tomasz Nadarzynski
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 88:400-6. 2012
    ..This study aimed to consider the impact that providing this information, in addition to risk factor information, might have on women's perceived risk of cervical cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behavioral intentions in relation to the early detection of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom
    Kirsten McCaffery
    Health Behaviour Unit, Cancer Research UK, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, England, UK
    Prev Med 36:525-35. 2003
    ..This study examined knowledge of CRC and the relationship between knowledge, attitudes to cancer, and intentions to engage in early detection behaviors for CRC in a national representative population sample...
  38. pmc Prevalence of hardcore smoking in England, and associated attitudes and beliefs: cross sectional study
    Martin J Jarvis
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 326:1061. 2003
    ..To quantify the prevalence and characteristics of hardcore smokers in England...
  39. doi request reprint Attitudes towards human papillomavirus vaccination: a qualitative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated girls aged 17-18 years
    Kate Williams
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 37:22-5. 2011
    ..School-based interventions might be a useful supplement to leaflets, and should focus on improving knowledge of HPV and awareness of the purpose of HPV vaccination...
  40. ncbi request reprint Testing for human papillomavirus in women with abnormal pap smear results
    Kirsten J McCaffery
    JAMA 288:1350; author reply 1351-2. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Testing positive for human papillomavirus in routine cervical screening: examination of psychosocial impact
    Kirsten McCaffery
    Screening and Test Evaluation Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BJOG 111:1437-43. 2004
    ..To examine the psychosocial impact of testing positive for high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) among women attending primary cervical screening...
  42. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus testing by self-sampling: assessment of accuracy in an unsupervised clinical setting
    Anne Szarewski
    Cancer Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK
    J Med Screen 14:34-42. 2007
    ..To compare the performance and acceptability of unsupervised self-sampling with clinician sampling for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types for the first time in a UK screening setting...
  43. pmc HPV vaccination in the UK
    Jo Waller
    BMJ 336:1028-9. 2008