Deborah J Bowen

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Skin care behaviors among melanoma survivors
    Deborah Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:1285-91. 2012
  2. pmc Short-term effects of a smoking prevention website in American Indian youth
    Deborah J Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Med Internet Res 14:e81. 2012
  3. pmc Predictors of recruited melanoma families into a behavioral intervention project
    Deborah J Bowen
    Boston University, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:85-92. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Prostate cancer screening and informed decision-making: provider and patient perspectives
    D J Bowen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 14:155-61. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of a mail and telephone intervention on breast health behaviors
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:479-89. 2010
  6. pmc How we design feasibility studies
    Deborah J Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:452-7. 2009
  7. pmc Dissemination research in cancer control: where are we and where should we go?
    Deborah J Bowen
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, School of Public Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street T2 W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:473-85. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Increasing minority participant enrollment into a cancer family registry: the Cancer Genetics Network
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Community Genet 11:191-2. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Effects of a multilevel dietary intervention in religious organizations
    Deborah J Bowen
    Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:15-22. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Baseline data and design for a randomized intervention study of dietary change in religious organizations
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Prev Med 39:602-11. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Implementing Health Promotion Activities in Native Employers
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2008
  2. NORTHWEST CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2005
  6. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. NORTHWEST CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2002
  8. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
  9. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
  10. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. doi request reprint Skin care behaviors among melanoma survivors
    Deborah Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychooncology 21:1285-91. 2012
    ..We measured skin care behaviors in a population-based sample of melanoma survivors...
  2. pmc Short-term effects of a smoking prevention website in American Indian youth
    Deborah J Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Med Internet Res 14:e81. 2012
    ..The rate of smoking commercial tobacco products among American Indian youth is double the rate for white youth. Interventions are needed to reduce this disparity...
  3. pmc Predictors of recruited melanoma families into a behavioral intervention project
    Deborah J Bowen
    Boston University, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:85-92. 2012
    ..We approached families affected by melanoma for possible participation in a randomized controlled trial of a web-based communication and support intervention...
  4. doi request reprint Prostate cancer screening and informed decision-making: provider and patient perspectives
    D J Bowen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 14:155-61. 2011
    ..All relevant information may not be provided in the discussion. These results point to the need for increasing informed decision making about prostate cancer screening...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of a mail and telephone intervention on breast health behaviors
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Health Educ Behav 37:479-89. 2010
    ..Changes in knowledge of breast cancer, genetic testing, and cancer worry all significantly predicted intervention changes. This successful intervention can help women make better breast health choices without causing increased worry...
  6. pmc How we design feasibility studies
    Deborah J Bowen
    School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:452-7. 2009
    ..The grants were submitted in response to a request for applications proposing research to identify feasible interventions for increasing the utilization of the Cancer Information Service among underserved populations...
  7. pmc Dissemination research in cancer control: where are we and where should we go?
    Deborah J Bowen
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, School of Public Health, Boston University, 715 Albany Street T2 W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:473-85. 2009
    ..We hope that this paper will encourage dissemination research in our field...
  8. doi request reprint Increasing minority participant enrollment into a cancer family registry: the Cancer Genetics Network
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash, USA
    Community Genet 11:191-2. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Effects of a multilevel dietary intervention in religious organizations
    Deborah J Bowen
    Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:15-22. 2009
    ..This study examined how to improve dietary habits of individuals from the general public...
  10. ncbi request reprint Baseline data and design for a randomized intervention study of dietary change in religious organizations
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Prev Med 39:602-11. 2004
    ..Several studies have identified methods of changing dietary fat consumption in small, intensive intervention settings. Fewer studies have examined how to improve dietary habits of individuals in the general public...
  11. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in motives for use of complementary and alternative medicine among cancer patients
    Monique M Hedderson
    Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:58-64. 2004
    ..There is evidence that the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is increasing especially among women. However, little is known about why there are sex differences in the use of CAM...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of dietary change and maintenance in the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial
    Lesley F Tinker
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1155-66. 2007
    ..Candidate predictors included intrapersonal, interpersonal, intervention program characteristics, and clinical center...
  13. ncbi request reprint Changes in diet, physical activity, and supplement use among adults diagnosed with cancer
    Ruth E Patterson
    Department of Epidemiology and Nutritional Sciences Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:323-8. 2003
    ..Design/subjects Telephone interviews of a population-based sample of 126 breast, 114 prostate, and 116 colorectal cancer patients from the state of Washington...
  14. pmc Psychometric evaluation of the Brief Cancer Impact Assessment among breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Alfano
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Oncology 70:190-202. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the 16-item Brief Cancer Impact Assessment (BCIA)...
  15. ncbi request reprint The relationship between perceived risk, affect, and health behaviors
    Deborah J Bowen
    Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, M3 B232, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:409-17. 2004
    ..We must look beyond risk perceptions and family history to understand motivations for health behaviors...
  16. pmc Possible socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in quality of life in a cohort of breast cancer survivors
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, M4 B402, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 106:85-95. 2007
    ..This paper describes the ethnic and socioeconomic correlates of functioning in a cohort of long-term nonrecurring breast cancer survivors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk communication: assessment of primary care physicians by standardized patients
    Julie O Culver
    Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Genet Med 11:735-41. 2009
    ..To assess primary care providers' communication about breast cancer risk...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparing sexual minority status across sampling methods and populations
    Deborah J Bowen
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Women Health 44:121-34. 2006
    ..g., rates of regular mammography screening). These findings provided a possible explanation for the variety of findings in the published literature and identified rigorous sampling methods that can be used in future research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of individual and family functioning on interest in genetic testing
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash 98109, USA
    Community Genet 7:25-32. 2004
    ..The present study reports on the important issue of how family communication and support regarding breast cancer risk affects interest in genetic testing and mental health...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of an exercise intervention on other health behaviors in overweight/obese post-menopausal women
    Isaac Rhew
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention Program, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Seattle, WA, 98109 1024, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:472-81. 2007
    ..If other behaviors do change with increasing physical activity, this would complicate interpretation of differences in study outcomes in exercise intervention trials...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in relation to all-site and lung cancer incidence and mortality in current and former smokers
    Catherine M Alfano
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, M3 B232, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2233-41. 2004
    ..Prospective studies using more sophisticated measures of physical activity assessed at multiple time points during follow-up are needed to corroborate these associations...
  22. pmc Youth alcohol use and dating abuse victimization and perpetration: a test of the relationships at the daily level in a sample of pediatric emergency department patients who use alcohol
    Emily F Rothman
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Interpers Violence 27:2959-79. 2012
    ..This study retrospectively examined the daily-level associations between youth alcohol use and dating abuse (DA) victimization and perpetration for a 6-month period...
  23. ncbi request reprint Recruiting patients with breast cancer and their families to behavioral research in the post-HIPAA period
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:1049-54. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Achieving utility with family history: colorectal cancer risk
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, MP900, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:177-82. 2003
    ..Where available, we cite data to support the issues that could arise. Where there are no studies, we invite further research. The potential of family history as a health improvement tool is still under review...
  25. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk counseling improves women's functioning
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP 900, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 53:79-86. 2004
    ..Cancer worry decreased in both counseling groups by one scale point (P < 0.05). These results indicate that counseling can relieve women's negative reactions to breast cancer risk...
  26. doi request reprint Examining factors linked to overweight and obesity in women of different sexual orientations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Crosstown Center 4th Floor Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Prev Med 48:357-61. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that women with a female partner have greater energy imbalance by expending less energy and have higher energy intake than women with a male partner thereby causing overweight and obesity...
  27. doi request reprint Involvement in decision-making and breast cancer survivor quality of life
    M Robyn Andersen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Health Psychol 28:29-37. 2009
    ..This study examined the long-term effects on women's health related quality of life (HRQOL) of involvement in decision-making about their treatment for breast cancer and about follow-up care after treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effects of breast cancer risk counseling for sexual minority women
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Health Care Women Int 27:59-74. 2006
    ..These data add to the growing body of knowledge on sexual minority women's health and point to areas of community action and future research...
  29. ncbi request reprint Healthy eating, exercise, and weight: impressions of sexual minority women
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Women Health 44:79-93. 2006
    ..These data can guide the design of effective intervention strategies to improve health behaviors in sexual minority women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Theoretical foundations for interventions designed to promote informed decision making for cancer screening
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:202-10. 2006
    ..Decision aids are currently being developed and evaluated for use in cancer-screening decisional settings...
  31. doi request reprint Using cancer registry data for recruitment of sexual minority women: successes and limitations
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1289-97. 2010
    ..To identify and recruit an unknown and presumably small subgroup of survivors, that is, lesbian or bisexual women with breast cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Women's approaches to the use of new technology for cancer risk information
    Heidi K Unruh
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P O Box 19024, M3 B232, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Women Health 40:59-78. 2004
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  33. pmc What do we mean by Internet access? A framework for health researchers
    Nigel E Bush
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A15. 2004
    ..We group issues into two categories: connectivity and human interface. Our focus is to conceptualize access as a multicomponent issue that can either reduce or enhance the public health utility of electronic communications...
  34. ncbi request reprint Surveillance after colorectal cancer diagnosis in a safety net hospital
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:1138-51. 2010
    ..In this safety net hospital, post-resection CRC surveillance was provided independent of patients' ability to pay. While care is equitable and favorable for Black patients, opportunities exist to increase timely surveillance of patients...
  35. doi request reprint Sexual functioning after cancer in sexual minority women
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Cancer J 15:65-9. 2009
    ..We identify critical areas that merit further clinical and research attention and point to methodological challenges for future research on sexual functioning in sexual minority women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Jewish identity and intentions to obtain breast cancer screening
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP900, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:79-87. 2003
    ..Religious identity was a significant predictor of intention to adhere to mammography recommendations. Findings show that culture and religion, although correlated, may have different associations with health attitudes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cancer yield of mammography, MR, and US in high-risk women: prospective multi-institution breast cancer screening study
    Constance D Lehman
    Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave E, G3 200, Seattle, WA 98109 1023, USA
    Radiology 244:381-8. 2007
    ..To prospectively determine cancer yield, callback and biopsy rates, and positive predictive value (PPV) of mammography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and ultrasonography (US) in women at high risk for breast cancer...
  38. pmc Psychometric properties of a tool for measuring hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Alfano
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Psychooncology 15:985-1000. 2006
    ..Future clinical trials and quality of life and symptom management intervention studies would benefit from accurate assessment of hormone-related symptoms with the five scales from the shortened BCPT checklist...
  39. pmc Relationship between sexual orientation and quality of life in female breast cancer survivors
    Jennifer M Jabson
    Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1819-24. 2011
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of risk counseling on interest in breast cancer genetic testing for lower risk women
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Genet Med 4:359-65. 2002
    ..A randomized trial was conducted to test the effects of two counseling methods (genetic counseling and group counseling) against a control no-intervention condition on interest in genetic testing in lower risk women...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing prostate cancer screening decisions among African American men
    Michael A Sanchez
    Health Services Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:374-80. 2007
    ..The purposes of this study were: 1) to investigate components involved with decision-making for prostate cancer screening among African American men; and 2) to identify cultural factors that may influence screening decisions...
  42. ncbi request reprint Disseminating a successful dietary intervention to faith communities: feasibility of using staff contact and encouragement to increase uptake
    Peggy A Hannon
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:175-80. 2008
    ..To test the feasibility of a dissemination strategy to increase faith communities' (FCs) adoption and implementation of a tested dietary intervention...
  43. ncbi request reprint Is religious orientation associated with fat and fruit/vegetable intake?
    Alton Hart
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1292-6. 2004
    ..These results support further exploration of religious orientation's potential influence on dietary behaviors and its applicability to dietary interventions...
  44. doi request reprint Adjusting to pancreatic cancer: perspectives from first-degree relatives
    Kerri Petrin
    Puget Sound Health Alliance, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Palliat Support Care 7:281-8. 2009
    ..To design effective interventions for families with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, there is need for a model of family members' adjustment to cancer that is specific to these unique aspects of pancreatic cancer...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of counseling Ashkenazi Jewish women about breast cancer risk
    Deborah J Bowen
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 12:45-56. 2006
    ..Counseling can help women gain a more accurate perception of their risk, expose them to the benefits and limitations of genetic testing, and reduce their worry about cancer...
  46. pmc Adaptation of a smoking cessation and prevention website for urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth
    MAILE TAUALII
    Seattle Indian Health Board and the Urban Indian Health Institute, Seattle, USA
    J Cancer Educ 25:23-31. 2010
    ..Future research should examine if successful programs for reducing non-ceremonial tobacco use among urban AI/AN youth can keep young irregular smokers from becoming adult smokers...
  47. doi request reprint Preventing cancer: a community-based program for youths in public housing
    Lee Strunin
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 2605, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:S83-8. 2013
    ..Such programs have the potential to engage adolescent males living in public housing in activities that reduce cancer-related behaviors and increase protective behaviors...
  48. doi request reprint What do public housing residents say about their health?
    Deborah J Bowen
    Department of Community Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 7:39-47. 2013
    ..Residents of public housing have poorer health indicators than comparably resourced individuals from the larger community...
  49. ncbi request reprint Types of alternative medicine used by patients with breast, colon, or prostate cancer: predictors, motives, and costs
    Ruth E Patterson
    Cancer Prevention Research Program, University of Washington Department of Epidemiology and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 8:477-85. 2002
    ..DESIGN, LOCATION, SUBJECTS: Telephone survey of 356 patients with colon, breast, or prostate cancer identified from the population-based Cancer Surveillance System of western Washington...
  50. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of religious organisations into a community-based health promotion programme
    Catherine L Christensen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Health Soc Care Community 13:313-22. 2005
    ..These data will be helpful in recruiting community organisations into health promotion programmes...
  51. doi request reprint Frequent search for sense by long-term breast cancer survivors associated with reduced HRQOL
    M Robyn Andersen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Women Health 47:19-37. 2008
    ..01 for all scales). It appears that continued efforts to search for sense in the cancer experience two or more years after cancer diagnosis are associated with PTSS and lower levels of HRQOL in long-term survivors of breast cancer...
  52. pmc Overweight and obesity in sexual-minority women: evidence from population-based data
    Ulrike Boehmer
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Mass 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1134-40. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether lesbians have higher rates of overweight and obesity than women of other sexual orientations...
  53. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of partnering with African-American barbershops to provide prostate cancer education
    Alton Hart
    Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:269-73. 2004
    ..It will be feasible to work with barbershops and their clients for a community-based prostate cancer screening decision-aid intervention for African-American men...
  54. ncbi request reprint Dietary interventions to prevent disease
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP 900, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 23:255-86. 2002
    ..Particularly, we need to transfer some of the knowledge from the individual-based trials to community-level interventions. Also, more research with rigorous methodology must be done to test current and future intervention options...
  55. pmc Cancer control planners' perceptions and use of evidence-based programs
    Peggy A Hannon
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 16:E1-8. 2010
    ..The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network consortium is using these findings to develop a Web-based interactive training and decision support tool that is responsive to the needs identified by the survey respondents...
  56. pmc 'It's easier said than done': perspectives on mammography from women with intellectual disabilities
    Joanne E Wilkinson
    Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Fam Med 9:142-7. 2011
    ..No research to date has explored potential barriers to mammography for these women by involving the women themselves as participants...
  57. ncbi request reprint The lack of cancer surveillance data on sexual minorities and strategies for change
    Deborah J Bowen
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:343-9. 2007
    ..To consider options for gathering cancer incidence and risk factor data in sexual minority individuals...
  58. ncbi request reprint Optimism, perceived risk of breast cancer, and cancer worry among a community-based sample of women
    Bonnie A McGregor
    Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Health Psychol 23:339-44. 2004
    ..Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived risk partially mediated the relationship between optimism and cancer worry...
  59. ncbi request reprint Measures and correlates of resilience
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Women Health 38:65-76. 2003
    ..We collected data on several aspects of resilience and related them to personal perceptions of breast cancer risk and worry about cancer...
  60. ncbi request reprint Changes in cancer worry associated with participation in ovarian cancer screening
    M Robyn Andersen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Psychooncology 16:814-20. 2007
    ..Further research will be required to examine the possibility that screening reduces worry when women receive only normal, presumably reassuring, results...
  61. ncbi request reprint Genetic information: Special or not? Responses from focus groups with members of a health maintenance organization
    Brenda Diergaarde
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 143:564-9. 2007
    ..These data may guide future research and policy concerning the use and protection of medical information, including genetic information...
  62. ncbi request reprint Family history of diabetes as a potential public health tool
    Tabitha A Harrison
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:152-9. 2003
    ..Adequate levels of funding to further evaluate this approach and to develop appropriate tools should be made available for research activities focused on this important area...
  63. doi request reprint A review of obesity issues in sexual minority women
    Deborah J Bowen
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:221-8. 2008
  64. doi request reprint Strategies and stakeholders: minority recruitment in cancer genetics research
    Rosalina D James
    Department of Medical History and Ethics and Genome Sciences, School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Community Genet 11:241-9. 2008
    ..Here, we review the outcome of these efforts to increase minority recruitment to the CGN, and ask what lessons the findings suggest for future minority recruitment initiatives...
  65. pmc Awareness and uptake of direct-to-consumer genetic testing among cancer cases, their relatives, and controls: the Northwest Cancer Genetics Network
    Taryn O Hall
    Institute for Public Health Genetics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98115, USA
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 16:744-8. 2012
    ..To determine if awareness of, interest in, and use of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing is greater in a sample of high-risk individuals (cancer cases and their relatives), compared to controls...
  66. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening practices of primary care physicians in Washington State
    Peggy A Hannon
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Cancer Control 15:174-81. 2008
    ..While research has identified barriers to screening from the patient perspective, less research has addressed screening from the physician perspective...
  67. ncbi request reprint Comparing women of differing sexual orientations using population-based sampling
    Deborah J Bowen
    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, 98109 1024, USA
    Women Health 40:19-34. 2004
    ..Area probability sampling was used to conduct a women's health survey in Boston, MA. Sexual minority women (SMW) and heterosexual adult women were compared on a variety of health-related measures...
  68. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of strategies used by family food preparers to influence healthy eating
    Emily Bourcier
    Center for Health Education and Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Appetite 41:265-72. 2003
    ..Findings have implications for designing dietary interventions to have the largest public health impact...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cholecystokinin C-45T polymorphism and smoking cessation in women
    Thanh G Ton
    Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:147-51. 2007
    ..Our results fail to support prior evidence of an association of the CCK C-45T polymorphism with the ability to quit smoking...
  70. pmc Drinking style and dating violence in a sample of urban, alcohol-using youth
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:555-66. 2011
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Hospice patients' attitudes regarding spiritual discussions with their doctors
    Alton Hart
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 20:135-9. 2003
    ..More training in this topic may enhance the care physicians provide to patients near the end of life...
  72. ncbi request reprint Marketing genetic tests: empowerment or snake oil?
    Deborah J Bowen
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:676-85. 2005
    ..The authors argue that more regulation is needed to control and correct this problem in the United States...
  73. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences of decision-making in the context of genetic testing for breast cancer risk
    Almut W Helmes
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP900, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Genet Med 4:150-7. 2002
    ..We conducted a study on women's preferred physician involvement in the decision to obtain genetic testing for breast cancer risk...
  74. ncbi request reprint The effects of physical and emotional status on adherence to a low-fat dietary pattern in the Women's Health Initiative
    Lesley F Tinker
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:789-800, 888. 2002
    ..To examine whether the effects of physical and emotional status on adherance to a low-fat (20% energy) dietary pattern are mediated by participation in an intervention program (attending sessions and self-monitoring)...
  75. doi request reprint Special issue: enhancing minority recruitment into genetics research
    Deborah J Bowen
    Community Genet 11:189-90. 2008
  76. ncbi request reprint Research and practice opportunities at the intersection of health education, health behavior, and genomics
    Catharine Wang
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, and Michigan Center for Genomics and Public Health School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:686-701. 2005
    ..This analysis has identified the need to consider potential application efforts in genomics and HBHE from an ecological perspective, with an emphasis on multiple levels of intervention and analysis...
  77. ncbi request reprint Measures used in studies of informed decision making about cancer screening: a systematic review
    Patricia Dolan Mullen
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:188-201. 2006
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Predictors of self-referral into a cancer genetics registry
    Nora Beidler Henrikson
    Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1387-92. 2007
    ..However, recruitment methods may attract different subgroups of individuals, so examining characteristics of samples recruited using different methods can help detect threats to the external validity of research results...
  79. pmc Physical activity, long-term symptoms, and physical health-related quality of life among breast cancer survivors: a prospective analysis
    Catherine M Alfano
    Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 1:116-28. 2007
    ..This prospective study investigated physical activity (PA), occurrence of physical symptoms, and HRQOL in a large, ethnically-diverse cohort of breast cancer survivors...

Research Grants14

  1. Implementing Health Promotion Activities in Native Employers
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Finally, it will further develop an intervention model that can be used in multiple settings, and used to change multiple risk factors for chronic disease. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  2. NORTHWEST CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This mix of disciplines is essential to support the infrastructure required to collect crucial data on individuals seeking genetic testing, as well as those with known family histories. ..
  3. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Communication Intervention with Melanoma Families
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. NORTHWEST CANCER GENETICS NETWORK
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This mix of disciplines is essential to support the infrastructure required to collect crucial data on individuals seeking genetic testing, as well as those with known family histories. ..
  8. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  9. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  10. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  11. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  12. MOTIVATING DIETARY CHANGES IN CHURCHES
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The primary outcome will be the difference in change in fat scores between intervention and comparison religious organizations. ..
  13. Implementing Health Promotion Activities in Native Employers
    Deborah Bowen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, it will further develop an intervention model that can be used in multiple settings, and used to change multiple risk factors for chronic disease. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..