Vani Nath Simmons

Summary

Affiliation: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Predictors of smoking relapse in patients with thoracic cancer or head and neck cancer
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33647, USA
    Cancer 119:1420-7. 2013
  2. pmc Oncology healthcare providers' implementation of the 5A's model of brief intervention for smoking cessation: patients' perceptions
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33647, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 86:414-9. 2012
  3. pmc Patient-provider communication and perspectives on smoking cessation and relapse in the oncology setting
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Tampa, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 77:398-403. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation counseling as a teachable moment for skin cancer prevention: pilot studies
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida and, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:137-45. 2008
  5. pmc Transcreation of validated smoking relapse-prevention booklets for use with Hispanic populations
    VANI N SIMMONS
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:886-93. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Translation and adaptation of smoking relapse-prevention materials for pregnant and postpartum Hispanic women
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Health Commun 16:90-107. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Distribution of smoking relapse prevention materials in the Hispanic community: lessons learned
    Anamaría Bejarano
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:143-50. 2013
  8. pmc Self-help booklets for preventing postpartum smoking relapse: a randomized trial
    Thomas H Brandon
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, 4115 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:2109-15. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Tailored interventions for motivating smoking cessation: using placebo tailoring to examine the influence of expectancies and personalization
    Monica S Webb
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, and Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 36617, USA
    Health Psychol 24:179-88. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Outdoor smoking ban at a cancer center: attitudes and smoking behavior among employees and patients
    Marina Unrod
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33617, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:E24-31. 2012

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Predictors of smoking relapse in patients with thoracic cancer or head and neck cancer
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33647, USA
    Cancer 119:1420-7. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate smoking-related, affective, cognitive, and physical variables as predictors of smoking after surgical treatment among patients with lung cancer and head and neck cancer...
  2. pmc Oncology healthcare providers' implementation of the 5A's model of brief intervention for smoking cessation: patients' perceptions
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33647, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 86:414-9. 2012
    ..Public Health Service guidelines recommend the "5A's" model of brief intervention. The goal of the current study was to examine cancer patients' perceptions of 5A's model implementation by their oncology HCPs...
  3. pmc Patient-provider communication and perspectives on smoking cessation and relapse in the oncology setting
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Moffitt Cancer Center, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, Tampa, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 77:398-403. 2009
    ..To fill a gap in research by examining cancer patient-provider communication regarding tobacco use and patients' perspectives regarding their experiences with smoking cessation and relapse...
  4. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation counseling as a teachable moment for skin cancer prevention: pilot studies
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida and, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:137-45. 2008
    ..To conduct pilot research examining smoking cessation counseling as a teachable moment for skin cancer prevention...
  5. pmc Transcreation of validated smoking relapse-prevention booklets for use with Hispanic populations
    VANI N SIMMONS
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:886-93. 2011
    ..This report describes the steps taken to develop an evidence-based series of current smoking relapse-prevention booklets for Hispanic smokers...
  6. doi request reprint Translation and adaptation of smoking relapse-prevention materials for pregnant and postpartum Hispanic women
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Health Commun 16:90-107. 2011
    ..The authors' qualitative findings confirm and extend past research that has suggested ways to enhance the cultural relevance and acceptability of a health intervention...
  7. doi request reprint Distribution of smoking relapse prevention materials in the Hispanic community: lessons learned
    Anamaría Bejarano
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Cancer Educ 28:143-50. 2013
    ..Results indicated that the booklets were received favorably, and providers would recommend them to future clients...
  8. pmc Self-help booklets for preventing postpartum smoking relapse: a randomized trial
    Thomas H Brandon
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, 4115 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:2109-15. 2012
    ..We tested a series of self-help booklets designed to prevent postpartum smoking relapse...
  9. ncbi request reprint Tailored interventions for motivating smoking cessation: using placebo tailoring to examine the influence of expectancies and personalization
    Monica S Webb
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, and Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 36617, USA
    Health Psychol 24:179-88. 2005
    ..Moreover, as hypothesized, the effect of the interventions on readiness was moderated by participants' expectancies about tailoring...
  10. doi request reprint Outdoor smoking ban at a cancer center: attitudes and smoking behavior among employees and patients
    Marina Unrod
    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida 33617, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:E24-31. 2012
    ..Findings suggest a need for worksite cessation programs to capitalize on the window of opportunity created by tobacco bans, while also addressing concerns about effects on work performance...
  11. pmc Enhancing oncology health care provider's sensitivity to cultural communication to reduce cancer disparities: a pilot study
    Gwendolyn P Quinn
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MRC CANCONT, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Cancer Educ 26:322-5. 2011
    ..Findings from a pre-post test indicate an overall positive response to the workshop. Results from this study can help inform future efforts to enhance cultural competency among health providers...
  12. doi request reprint Clinical trials and tribulations: lessons learned from recruiting pregnant ex-smokers for relapse prevention
    Elena N Lopez
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, and the H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:87-96. 2008
    ..The primary difference was that the former had smoked fewer cigarettes per day and reported lower nicotine dependence prior to quitting. Strengths and limitations of the recruitment strategies are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Prepartum and postpartum predictors of smoking
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
    Nicotine Tob Res 16:461-8. 2014
    ..Additionally, pregnancy-related and smoking-related variables obtained in the immediate postpartum period were examined as predictors of smoking at 1 year postpartum...
  14. ncbi request reprint College-student smoking: an initial test of an experiential dissonance-enhancing intervention
    Vani Nath Simmons
    University of South Florida and Tobacco Research and Intervention Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 4115 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa 33617, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1129-36. 2004
    ..The findings from this initial analogue study suggest that attitudes and intentions to quit smoking can be influenced by a brief experiential intervention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Secondary smoking prevention in a university setting: a randomized comparison of an experiential, theory-based intervention and a standard didactic intervention for increasing cessation motivation
    Vani Nath Simmons
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33617, USA
    Health Psychol 26:268-77. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a theory-based experiential intervention for increasing motivation to quit smoking and reducing smoking behavior...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment task persistence predicts smoking cessation outcome
    Thomas H Brandon
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:448-56. 2003
    ..Moreover, persistence predicted outcome independent of other significant predictors: gender, nicotine dependence, negative affect, and self-efficacy...