Jennifer D Allen

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Decision-Making about the HPV Vaccine among Ethnically Diverse Parents: Implications for Health Communications
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Oncol 2012:401979. 2012
  2. doi A pilot test of a church-based intervention to promote multiple cancer-screening behaviors among Latinas
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cancer Educ 29:136-43. 2014
  3. ncbi Women's responses to changes in U.S. preventive task force's mammography screening guidelines: results of focus groups with ethnically diverse women
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1169. 2013
  4. doi Dimensions of religiousness and cancer screening behaviors among church-going Latinas
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    J Relig Health 53:190-203. 2014
  5. doi Health beliefs, attitudes and service utilization among Haitians
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:106-19. 2013
  6. doi Do men make informed decisions about prostate cancer screening? Baseline results from the "take the wheel" trial
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 31:108-20. 2011
  7. doi A randomized trial of a computer-tailored decision aid to improve prostate cancer screening decisions: results from the take the wheel trial
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard MedicalSchool, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2172-86. 2010
  8. doi Parental decision making about the HPV vaccine
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2187-98. 2010
  9. doi Multi-media support for informed/shared decision-making before and after a cancer diagnosis
    Jennifer D Allen
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 27:192-202. 2011
  10. pmc A systematic review of measures used in studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Vaccine 28:4027-37. 2010

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Decision-Making about the HPV Vaccine among Ethnically Diverse Parents: Implications for Health Communications
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Oncol 2012:401979. 2012
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  2. doi A pilot test of a church-based intervention to promote multiple cancer-screening behaviors among Latinas
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Cancer Educ 29:136-43. 2014
    ..Fourteen percent also reported receiving help from the PN in finding a primary care provider. This study supports the feasibility and acceptability of churches as a setting to promote cancer screening among Latinas...
  3. ncbi Women's responses to changes in U.S. preventive task force's mammography screening guidelines: results of focus groups with ethnically diverse women
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:1169. 2013
    ..This study describes women's awareness of, attitudes toward, and intention to comply with these new guidelines...
  4. doi Dimensions of religiousness and cancer screening behaviors among church-going Latinas
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    J Relig Health 53:190-203. 2014
    ..Additional research is warranted to replicate these results in larger, more representative samples and to examine the extent to which enhancement of religious coping could increase the impact of cancer control interventions for Latinas. ..
  5. doi Health beliefs, attitudes and service utilization among Haitians
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 24:106-19. 2013
    ..Leveraging positive cultural traditions and existing communication networks could increase the impact of Haitian health initiatives...
  6. doi Do men make informed decisions about prostate cancer screening? Baseline results from the "take the wheel" trial
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Decis Making 31:108-20. 2011
    ..Psychosocial and demographic correlates of IDM were also assessed...
  7. doi A randomized trial of a computer-tailored decision aid to improve prostate cancer screening decisions: results from the take the wheel trial
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard MedicalSchool, School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2172-86. 2010
    ..To evaluate a decision aid (DA) designed to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening...
  8. doi Parental decision making about the HPV vaccine
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2187-98. 2010
    ..Prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are available, but uptake is suboptimal. Information on factors influencing parental decisions regarding vaccination will facilitate the development of successful interventions...
  9. doi Multi-media support for informed/shared decision-making before and after a cancer diagnosis
    Jennifer D Allen
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 27:192-202. 2011
    ..To define and distinguish informed decision-making (IDM) from shared decision-making (SDM) and review the evidence for technology-based interventions designed to facilitate informed decisions about cancer screening and treatment...
  10. pmc A systematic review of measures used in studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptability
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Vaccine 28:4027-37. 2010
    ..This review examined measures of HPV and HPV-vaccine knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and acceptability, described psychometric characteristics, and provided recommendations about their use...
  11. ncbi Intention to have a mammogram in the future among women who have underused mammography in the past
    J D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Control, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Behav 25:474-88. 1998
    ..Intervention among social networks may also be an effective means of promoting mammography...
  12. ncbi African-American men's perceptions about prostate cancer: implications for designing educational interventions
    Jennifer D Allen
    Harvard School of Public Health, Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2189-200. 2007
    ..Implications for interventions are discussed...
  13. pmc Do social network characteristics predict mammography screening practices?
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Health Educ Behav 35:763-76. 2008
    ..The authors prospectively examined the relationship between social network characteristics and adherence to screening guidelines...
  14. doi Follow-up of abnormal screening mammograms among low-income ethnically diverse women: findings from a qualitative study
    Jennifer D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 72:283-92. 2008
    ..To understand factors that women feel facilitate or hinder their receipt of diagnostic services following an abnormal screening mammogram...
  15. pmc A computer-tailored intervention to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening among African American men
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Mens Health 3:340-51. 2009
    ..These results suggest that use of a computer-tailored decision aid is a promising strategy to promote IDM for CaP screening among African American men...
  16. pmc Promoting breast and cervical cancer screening at the workplace: results from the Woman to Woman Study
    J D Allen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:584-90. 2001
    ..This article reports findings from a peer-delivered intervention designed to increase use of breast and cervical cancer screening...
  17. doi Stage of adoption of the human papillomavirus vaccine among college women
    Jennifer D Allen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Prev Med 48:420-5. 2009
    ..Certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical and other cancers. A vaccine that protects against HPV types responsible for 70% of cervical cancers is available to females ages 9-26...
  18. pmc Intention to quit smoking and concerns about household environmental risks: findings from the Health in Common Study in low-income housing
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:805-11. 2013
    ..To assess the association between intention to quit smoking and perceptions of household environmental risks among racially/ethnically diverse residents of low-income housing...
  19. ncbi Decreasing women's anxieties after abnormal mammograms: a controlled trial
    Mary B Barton
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:529-38. 2004
    ..e., a radiology intervention) and of an educational intervention that taught skills to cope with anxiety on the psychological status of women whose mammograms were normal or abnormal...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. pmc Timely care after an abnormal mammogram among low-income women in a public breast cancer screening program
    Rebecca Lobb
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:521-8. 2010
    ..However, the effect of these policies on timeliness of care has not been empirically evaluated...
  22. pmc An investigation into the social context of low-income, urban Black and Latina women: implications for adherence to recommended health behaviors
    Rachel C Shelton
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Health Educ Behav 38:471-81. 2011
    ..These results suggest that effective health interventions not only address change among individuals but must also change health care systems and social policies in order to reduce health disparities...
  23. ncbi College men's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the human papillomavirus infection and vaccine
    Jennifer D Allen
    William Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
    J Adolesc Health 45:535-7. 2009
    ..Results suggest that regardless of whether vaccines become available to men, educational efforts should include them, as men tend to have many misconceptions and do not perceive themselves to be vulnerable...
  24. pmc Integrating clinical, community, and policy perspectives on human papillomavirus vaccination
    Maria E Fernandez
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 31:235-52. 2010
    ..The resulting integrated framework can be used as a heuristic tool for organizing factors at multiple levels to guide intervention development and future research...
  25. doi Integration of health protection and health promotion: rationale, indicators, and metrics
    Glorian Sorensen
    From the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Drs Sorensen, McLellan, and Allen, Boston, Mass Harvard School of Public Health Drs Sorensen, Pronk, Okechukwu, and Wagner, Boston, Mass Northeastern University Dr Dennerlein, Boston, Mass HealthPartners, Inc Dr Pronk, Minneapolis, Minn Boston University School of Public Health Dr Boden, Boston, Mass Partners HealthCare, Inc Dr Hashimoto, Boston, Mass Boston College Law School Dr Hashimoto, Newton Centre, Mass New England Research Institutes Dr Stoddard, Watertown, Mass and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Dr Wagner, Washington, DC
    J Occup Environ Med 55:S12-8. 2013
    ..To offer a definition of an "integrated" approach to worker health and operationalize this definition using indicators of the extent to which integrated efforts are implemented in an organization...