REBECCA A FERRER

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Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Unrealistic optimism is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 31:815-20. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Worry and risk perceptions as independent and interacting predictors of health protective behaviors
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    J Health Commun 18:397-409. 2013
  3. doi request reprint An affective booster moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on behavioral intentions for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Behav Med 35:452-61. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Projection, conformity and deviance regulation: a prospective study of alcohol use
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7326, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Psychol Health 27:688-703. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Toward an information-motivation-behavioral skills model of microbicide adherence in clinical trials
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 22:997-1005. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:525-35. 2011
  7. pmc Exercise interventions for cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:32-47. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Worry as a predictor of nutrition behaviors: results from a nationally representative survey
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:88-96. 2013
  9. pmc Physicians' attitudes about communicating and managing scientific uncertainty differ by perceived ambiguity aversion of their patients
    David B Portnoy
    Cancer Prevention Fellow, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDBehavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDClinician Investigator, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MEProgram Director, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDDirector, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD andChief, Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Health Expect 16:362-72. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Changing deliberative and affective responses to health risk: a meta-analysis
    David B Portnoy
    a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Psychol Rev 8:296-318. 2014

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Unrealistic optimism is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 31:815-20. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Worry and risk perceptions as independent and interacting predictors of health protective behaviors
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    J Health Commun 18:397-409. 2013
    ..These and related findings suggest the importance of distinguishing worry from risk perception, and future research is necessary to determine the causal nature of these associations...
  3. doi request reprint An affective booster moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on behavioral intentions for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Behav Med 35:452-61. 2012
    ..This study indicates that in the presence of emotional boosters, loss-framed messages may lose their advantage over gain-framed messages in motivating detection behaviors, and that self-efficacy may partially explain these effects...
  4. doi request reprint Projection, conformity and deviance regulation: a prospective study of alcohol use
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7326, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Psychol Health 27:688-703. 2012
    ..In general, one must consider the role and stage of identity development when making predictions about how attitudes and perceived norms influence alcohol use and the experience of alcohol-related problems...
  5. doi request reprint Toward an information-motivation-behavioral skills model of microbicide adherence in clinical trials
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 22:997-1005. 2010
    ..Empirical evidence concerning microbicide acceptability and adherence to spermicides, medication, and condom use regimens support the utility of this model for understanding and promoting microbicide adherence in clinical trials...
  6. doi request reprint Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:525-35. 2011
    ..We explored whether relationships among health perceptions differ depending on individuals' stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening (CRCS)...
  7. pmc Exercise interventions for cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:32-47. 2011
    ..Exercise improves quality of life (QOL) in cancer survivors, although characteristics of efficacious exercise interventions for this population have not been identified...
  8. doi request reprint Worry as a predictor of nutrition behaviors: results from a nationally representative survey
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:88-96. 2013
    ..Similarly, worry attenuated the relationship between perceived benefits and special effort to buy produce. A complex relationship between worry and nutrition emerged, with potentially important clinical implications...
  9. pmc Physicians' attitudes about communicating and managing scientific uncertainty differ by perceived ambiguity aversion of their patients
    David B Portnoy
    Cancer Prevention Fellow, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDBehavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDClinician Investigator, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MEProgram Director, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDDirector, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD andChief, Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Health Expect 16:362-72. 2013
    ..One suggested by past research is individual differences in physicians' tolerance of uncertainty. Relatedly, an unexplored explanation is physicians' beliefs about their patients' tolerance of uncertainty...
  10. doi request reprint Changing deliberative and affective responses to health risk: a meta-analysis
    David B Portnoy
    a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Psychol Rev 8:296-318. 2014
    ..Moderators of these effects are discussed. The present meta-analysis provides further evidence that perceived susceptibility and worry are distinguishable but related constructs, and that it is possible to perturb one and not the other. ..
  11. doi request reprint Association of cancer worry and perceived risk with doctor avoidance: an analysis of information avoidance in a nationally representative US sample
    Alexander Persoskie
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Floor 3 East Tower, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    J Behav Med 37:977-87. 2014
    ..Research should also assess the effectiveness of other behavioral strategies (e.g., automatic scheduling of appointments) as a means for reducing doctor avoidance. ..
  12. doi request reprint Precancer risk perceptions predict postcancer subjective well-being
    Alexander Persoskie
    Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute
    Health Psychol 33:1023-32. 2014
    ..The present study used longitudinal data to explore whether subjective well-being in cancer survivors was related to predisease judgments of their likelihood of getting cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Pilot test of an emotional education intervention component for sexual risk reduction
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:656-60. 2011
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