I M Lipkus

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Numeric, verbal, and visual formats of conveying health risks: suggested best practices and future recommendations
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:696-713. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationships among breast cancer concern, risk perceptions, and interest in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility among African-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:533-9. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Modifying attributions of colorectal cancer risk
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, 905 West Main Street, Box 34, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:560-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of genetic risk feedback among African American smokers with low socioeconomic status
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Health Psychol 23:178-88. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Increasing colorectal cancer screening among individuals in the carpentry trade: test of risk communication interventions
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University, Medical Center, PO Box 2949, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Prev Med 40:489-501. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of communicating social comparison information on risk perceptions for colorectal cancer
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    J Health Commun 11:391-407. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of providing lung age and respiratory symptoms feedback on community college smokers' perceived smoking-related health risks, worries and desire to quit
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, 905 West Main St, Box 34, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Addict Behav 32:516-32. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Manipulating perceptions of colorectal cancer threat: implications for screening intentions and behaviors
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Health Commun 8:213-28. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial comparing the effects of self-help materials and proactive telephone counseling on teen smoking cessation
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Health Psychol 23:397-406. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationships among breast cancer perceived absolute risk, comparative risk, and worries
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:973-5. 2000

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Numeric, verbal, and visual formats of conveying health risks: suggested best practices and future recommendations
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Med Decis Making 27:696-713. 2007
    ..Areas of future research are provided that it is hoped will help illuminate future best practices...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationships among breast cancer concern, risk perceptions, and interest in genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility among African-American women with and without a family history of breast cancer
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:533-9. 1999
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Modifying attributions of colorectal cancer risk
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, 905 West Main Street, Box 34, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:560-6. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of genetic risk feedback among African American smokers with low socioeconomic status
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Health Psychol 23:178-88. 2004
    ..The authors suggest additional research is needed to develop more effective strategies for communicating genetic risk feedback to motivate smoking cessation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Increasing colorectal cancer screening among individuals in the carpentry trade: test of risk communication interventions
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University, Medical Center, PO Box 2949, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Prev Med 40:489-501. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of communicating social comparison information on risk perceptions for colorectal cancer
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    J Health Commun 11:391-407. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of providing lung age and respiratory symptoms feedback on community college smokers' perceived smoking-related health risks, worries and desire to quit
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, 905 West Main St, Box 34, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Addict Behav 32:516-32. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that lung age and respiratory symptoms feedback does not translate readily into appreciable changes in motivation to quit as well as do other often reported mediators of change (e.g., perceived risks and worries)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Manipulating perceptions of colorectal cancer threat: implications for screening intentions and behaviors
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Health Commun 8:213-28. 2003
    ..These results suggest that: 1) more attention needs to be given to developing strategies to affect perception of CRC risk, and 2) increasing the perceived severity of CRC is an important construct to increase FOBT screening...
  9. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial comparing the effects of self-help materials and proactive telephone counseling on teen smoking cessation
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Health Psychol 23:397-406. 2004
    ..However, refinements in telephone-counseling approaches may be needed to achieve the success observed in adult populations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Relationships among breast cancer perceived absolute risk, comparative risk, and worries
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:973-5. 2000
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Communicating breast cancer risks to women using different formats
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Risk Communication Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:895-8. 2001
    ..These results suggest that women evaluate risk feedback containing either point estimates or range of risks as equally acceptable. Both formats lead to short-term reductions in perceived risk (i.e., greater accuracy)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Informing women about their breast cancer risks: truth and consequences
    I M Lipkus
    Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27713, USA
    Health Commun 13:205-26. 2001
    ..Counter to many theories of health behavior, reducing women's perceived risk of breast cancer did not lower their intentions to get mammograms. Implications for the communication of breast cancer risk are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint General performance on a numeracy scale among highly educated samples
    I M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Med Decis Making 21:37-44. 2001
    ..Here, we examine how highly educated participants performed on a general and an expanded numeracy scale. The latter was designed within the context of health risks...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of abnormal mammograms on psychosocial outcomes and subsequent screening
    I M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Psychooncology 9:402-10. 2000
    ..Women who had an abnormal mammogram within 2 years prior to the baseline interview were more likely to be on schedule for mammography, compared with women who never had an abnormal mammogram...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reasons for quitting smoking among low-income African American smokers
    C M McBride
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710 2949, USA
    Health Psychol 20:334-40. 2001
    ..Refinement of the RFQ is needed to assess intrinsic motivators other than health concerns and to identify salient motivators for young and male smokers...
  16. pmc Colorectal cancer risk perceptions and screening intentions in a minority population
    I M Lipkus
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 92:492-500. 2000
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of diagnosis and risk reduction among cancer survivors
    C M McBride
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC 27710 2949, USA
    Psychooncology 9:418-27. 2000
    ..88 vs 1.31, respectively; p=0. 02). Prospective studies are needed to understand the psychological impact of cancer diagnosis and how it might facilitate or impede the adoption of health promoting behaviors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Women's interest in chemoprevention for breast cancer
    L A Bastian
    the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton St (152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1639-44. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Women's interest in chemoprevention might arise more from worries about getting breast cancer than from their objective risk factors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Challenges and solutions for recruiting pregnant smokers into a nicotine replacement therapy trial
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:547-54. 2006
    ..This paper discusses specific obstacles for recruitment and solutions. Knowing the potential pitfalls to recruiting pregnant women into these trials can lead to better studies and thus improved outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Main outcomes of the FRESH START trial: a sequentially tailored, diet and exercise mailed print intervention among breast and prostate cancer survivors
    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried
    Duke School of Nursing, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2709-18. 2007
    ..The FRESH START trial tested the efficacy of sequentially tailored versus standardized mailed materials on improving cancer survivors' diet and exercise behaviors...
  21. pmc Nicotine replacement and behavioral therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, 2424 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:297-305. 2007
    ..This study examines whether adding nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for pregnant smokers increases rates of smoking cessation...
  22. pmc Understanding the role of numeracy in health: proposed theoretical framework and practical insights
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University School of Nursing, 905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:1065-81. 2009
    ..They hope that the proposed functions and theoretical framework will spur more research to determine how an understanding of health numeracy can lead to more effective communication and decision outcomes...
  23. doi request reprint Differences in baseline characteristics and outcomes at 1- and 2-year follow-up of cancer survivors accrued via self-referral versus cancer registry in the FRESH START Diet and exercise trial
    Denise Clutter Snyder
    School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3322, Room 1057, 311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1288-94. 2008
    ..05). Several differences exist between self-referred and registry-ascertained participants, including motivation to respond to standardized educational materials, which appears significantly greater in self-referred populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluating participants' use of a hormone replacement therapy decision-making intervention
    Lori A Bastian
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street 152, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 48:283-91. 2002
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  25. pmc Breast cancer patients' treatment expectations after exposure to the decision aid program adjuvant online: the influence of numeracy
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:464-73. 2010
    ..Results suggest that numeracy influences a patient's ability to interpret numerical estimates of treatment efficacy from decision aids such as Adjuvant!...
  26. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of self-reports of fecal occult blood tests and test results among individuals in the carpentry trade
    Isaac M Lipkus
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Prev Med 37:513-9. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among union carpenters in New Jersey
    John Dement
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1059-67. 2003
    ..48) in analyses that lagged results 15 years from initial union membership. Additional etiologic research is needed to evaluate possible occupational and nonoccupational risk factors for testicular cancer...
  28. pmc A tailored intervention to aid decision-making about hormone replacement therapy
    Colleen M McBride
    The Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 2949, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1112-4. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Reported cessation advice given to African Americans by health care providers in a community health clinic
    Kathryn I Pollak
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 2949, USA
    J Community Health 27:381-93. 2002
    ..Providers may need additional training and prompting to counsel young healthy smokers about the importance of cessation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Understanding the potential of teachable moments: the case of smoking cessation
    C M McBride
    Cancer Prevention, Detection and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Educ Res 18:156-70. 2003
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  31. pmc Intentions to maintain adherence to mammography
    Suzanne C O'Neill
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1133-41. 2008
    ..Potential predictors were Theory of Planned Behavior constructs, previous barriers, previous mammography maintenance, and age...
  32. ncbi request reprint Testing the interaction between parent-child relationship factors and parent smoking to predict youth smoking
    Elizabeth C Tilson
    Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Control Research Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:182-9. 2004
    ..To examine if parental smoking modifies the association between parent-child connectedness and parental disapproval of youth smoking with smoking behavior among minority youth...
  33. ncbi request reprint Atypia in random periareolar fine-needle aspiration affects the decision of women at high risk to take tamoxifen for breast cancer chemoprevention
    Vanessa K Goldenberg
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1032-4. 2007
    ..Further research is needed to determine the mechanisms through which RPFNA results affect the decision to use tamoxifen, or any other breast cancer chemopreventive agent...
  34. doi request reprint The feasibility of online genetic testing for lung cancer susceptibility: uptake of a web-based protocol and decision outcomes
    Suzanne C O'Neill
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch, NHGRI NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Genet Med 10:121-30. 2008
    ..Outcomes include proportion who logged on to the study website to consider testing, made informed decisions to log on and to be tested...
  35. ncbi request reprint Incorporating genetic susceptibility feedback into a smoking cessation program for African-American smokers with low income
    Colleen M McBride
    Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27710 2949, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:521-8. 2002
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Interest in testing for genetic susceptibility to lung cancer among Black college students "at risk" of becoming cigarette smokers
    Colleen M McBride
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Room 4E08, Building 2, 2 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2978-81. 2005
    ..99; confidence interval, 1.03-8.64; P = 0.04). Future research is needed to understand how young adults will respond to genetic susceptibility feedback that confirms or contradicts their expectations about personal risks of smoking...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of a mammography decision-making intervention at 12 and 24 months
    Barbara K Rimer
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Am J Prev Med 22:247-57. 2002
    ..Numerous groups have called for informed decision making about mammography, but few programs have resulted. Our research is intended to fill this gap...
  38. ncbi request reprint Reminder letter, tailored stepped-care, and self-choice comparison for repeat mammography
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Box G A4, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:308-14. 2003
    ..The main benefits of mammography come from regular on-schedule screening. However, few studies have examined interventions to achieve repeat screening...

Research Grants7

  1. Affecting Perceived Risks and Ambivalence About Smoking
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  2. Effects of Communicating RPFNA Results on Decisions about Tamoxifen Use
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Young Smoker's Reactions to Genetic Risk for Lung Cancer
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We further examine how the cognitive and emotional reactions (e.g. counter-arguing) to the test result mediate perceptions of lung cancer risks and worry (Aim 2). ..
  4. Increasing Attention to Smoking Risk Messages
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., quit attempts, amount smoked, and actual cessation). ..