B H Marcus

Summary

Affiliation: Rhode Island Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy: two feasibility studies
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St, George s University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:328. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of Internet and print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:944-9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Rationale, design, and baseline data for Commit to Quit II: an evaluation of the efficacy of moderate-intensity physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation in women
    Bess H Marcus
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 36:479-92. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity behavior change: issues in adoption and maintenance
    B H Marcus
    Brown University Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Health Psychol 19:32-41. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Examination of print and telephone channels for physical activity promotion: Rationale, design, and baseline data from Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Coro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:90-104. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Step into Motion: a randomized trial examining the relative efficacy of Internet vs. print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:737-47. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Telephone versus print delivery of an individualized motivationally tailored physical activity intervention: Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Health Psychol 26:401-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Body image evaluations in women smokers
    T K King
    Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 25:613-8. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint The impact of depression on smoking cessation in women
    B Borrelli
    Miriam Hospital, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Prev Med 12:378-87. 1996
  10. ncbi request reprint Activity counseling by primary care physicians
    B M Pinto
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Prev Med 27:506-13. 1998

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. pmc Physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation during pregnancy: two feasibility studies
    Michael Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St, George s University of London, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:328. 2008
    ..Two pilot studies assessed i) the feasibility of recruiting pregnant women to a trial of physical activity for smoking cessation, ii) adherence to physical activity and iii) women' perceptions of the intervention...
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of Internet and print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:944-9. 2007
    ..Using the Internet to deliver a tailored physical activity intervention offers an alternative to print that might be available to larger populations at a lower cost...
  3. ncbi request reprint Rationale, design, and baseline data for Commit to Quit II: an evaluation of the efficacy of moderate-intensity physical activity as an aid to smoking cessation in women
    Bess H Marcus
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 36:479-92. 2003
    ..Commit to Quit II is a 4-year randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation treatment plus moderate-intensity physical activity with the same cessation treatment plus contact control...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical activity behavior change: issues in adoption and maintenance
    B H Marcus
    Brown University Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Health Psychol 19:32-41. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Examination of print and telephone channels for physical activity promotion: Rationale, design, and baseline data from Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Coro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:90-104. 2007
    ..print) for physical activity adoption and short-term maintenance among previously sedentary adults...
  6. ncbi request reprint Step into Motion: a randomized trial examining the relative efficacy of Internet vs. print-based physical activity interventions
    Bess H Marcus
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:737-47. 2007
    ..This study will have implications for the dissemination of Internet-based physical activity interventions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Telephone versus print delivery of an individualized motivationally tailored physical activity intervention: Project STRIDE
    Bess H Marcus
    Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Health Psychol 26:401-9. 2007
    ..The authors tested 2 delivery channels, telephone and print, to determine whether one was more effective in promoting physical activity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Body image evaluations in women smokers
    T K King
    Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 25:613-8. 2000
    ..Possible implications include that smoking may adversely affect body image and/or body image concerns may negatively impact cessation attempts...
  9. ncbi request reprint The impact of depression on smoking cessation in women
    B Borrelli
    Miriam Hospital, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Prev Med 12:378-87. 1996
    ..Although several reviews discuss women and smoking in general, this review focuses exclusively on the role of depression in womens' smoking...
  10. ncbi request reprint Activity counseling by primary care physicians
    B M Pinto
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    Prev Med 27:506-13. 1998
    ..This paper outlines an integration of two theoretical models that have potential for enhancing behavior change, and it describes specific techniques for physicians interested in promoting a more active lifestyle among their patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint History of depression and subsyndromal depression in women smokers
    B Borrelli
    Brown University School of Medicine and The Miriam Hospital, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Addict Behav 24:781-94. 1999
    ..SubD does not appear to be on a continuum with Non-Dep and MDD groups, but rather warrants further investigation as a discrete subset of smokers. The implications for assessment and treatment are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the women's wellness project: a community-focused physical activity trial for women
    Melissa A Napolitano
    The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 43:447-53. 2006
    ..Given the low rates of physical activity participation, innovative intervention approaches are needed to make a public health impact...
  13. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of moderate-intensity exercise as an aid for smoking cessation in women: a randomized controlled trial
    Bess H Marcus
    The Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 7:871-80. 2005
    ..Perhaps future studies could compare moderate- vs. vigorous-intensity physical activity to test their relative efficacy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physician-based activity counseling: intervention effects on mediators of motivational readiness for physical activity
    B M Pinto
    Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Ann Behav Med 23:2-10. 2001
    ..Results suggest that interventions of greater intensity and duration may be needed for sustained changes in mediators and motivational readiness for physical activity among older adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Interactive communication strategies: implications for population-based physical-activity promotion
    B H Marcus
    Brown University Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:121-6. 2000
    ..This article summarizes the progress made in promoting physical activity with interactive communications. We also delineate areas for future research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of a computer-based, telephone-counseling system on physical activity
    Bernardine M Pinto
    Miriam Hospital Pinto, Marcus, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:113-20. 2002
    ..We developed a fully automated PA counseling system (telephone-linked communication, TLC-PA) that was delivered via telephone...
  17. doi request reprint Using electronic/computer interventions to promote physical activity
    B H Marcus
    Department of Community Health and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, 8th Floor, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Br J Sports Med 43:102-5. 2009
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Home-based physical activity intervention for breast cancer patients
    Bernardine M Pinto
    Center for Behavioral Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown Medical School, Coro Bldg, Ste 500, One Hoppin St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:3577-87. 2005
    ..The efficacy of a home-based physical activity (PA) intervention for early-stage breast cancer patients was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial...
  19. pmc Interventions to increase walking behavior
    David M Williams
    Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:S567-73. 2008
    ..Incorporating individually tailored programs into broader mass media campaigns may be an important next step, and the Internet could be a useful vehicle...
  20. pmc Maintenance of effects of a home-based physical activity program among breast cancer survivors
    Bernardine M Pinto
    The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Support Care Cancer 16:1279-89. 2008
    ..This paper presents follow-up of a home-based PA program for women treated for early-stage breast cancer...
  21. pmc Moderate intensity exercise as an adjunct to standard smoking cessation treatment for women: a pilot study
    David M Williams
    Department of Community Health, Brown University Program in Public Health, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 24:349-54. 2010
    ..The findings provide a preliminary indication that, given adequate compliance, moderate intensity exercise may enhance short-term smoking cessation outcomes for women; however, a larger trial is warranted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of recall of exercise counseling among primary care patients
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School The Miriam Hospital, Brown University Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 39:1063-7. 2004
    ..In evaluating the efficacy of health care provider counseling to encourage patients to modify health behaviors such as physical activity, it is important to be able to accurately measure the extent of health care provider counseling...
  23. ncbi request reprint Visit satisfaction and tailored health behavior communications in primary care
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Department of Community Health, The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Prev Med, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:426-30. 2004
    ..Although studies suggest that computer-tailored health communications can help patients improve health behaviors, their effect on patient satisfaction, when used in healthcare settings, has yet to be examined...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior among adults and children
    Beth A Lewis
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:26-35. 2002
    ..Research indicates that PA interventions are effective for increasing PA behavior. However, whether effective interventions are due to predicted changes in theoretical constructs remains poorly understood...
  25. ncbi request reprint Targeting and tailoring physical activity information using print and information technologies
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Center for Physical Activity Research, Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 30:122-8. 2002
    ..This paper focuses on targeting and tailoring physical activity information, and the use of mediated interventions, specifically those using print, and other information technologies for promoting physical activity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Impact of weight-cycling history on bone density in obese women
    Kara I Gallagher
    Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam and Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obes Res 10:896-902. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of weight cycling (as defined by the frequency and magnitude of intentional weight loss) on bone mineral density and bone mineral content in obese sedentary women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Commit to Quit in the YMCAs: translating an evidence-based quit smoking program for women into a community setting
    Jessica A Whiteley
    Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1227-35. 2007
    ..Preliminary feasibility and acceptability were demonstrated as we translated an evidence-based intervention into the YMCA setting...
  28. pmc Yoga as a complementary treatment for smoking cessation: rationale, study design and participant characteristics of the Quitting-in-Balance study
    Beth C Bock
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:14. 2010
    ..Yoga practice also includes regulation of breathing and focused attention, both of which may enhance stress reduction and improve mood and well-being and may improve cessation outcomes...
  29. pmc Physical activity interventions and changes in perceived home and facility environments
    Amy V Ries
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Prev Med 49:515-7. 2009
    ..To examine changes in environmental perceptions over time and associations between changes in perceptions and physical activity among participants in two physical activity interventions...
  30. pmc Comparing psychosocial predictors of physical activity adoption and maintenance
    David M Williams
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Miriam Hospital, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Coro Bldg, Suite 500, One Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:186-94. 2008
    ..Most health behavior models do not distinguish between determinants of behavior adoption and maintenance...
  31. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of incorporating computer-tailored health behaviour communications in primary care settings
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Coro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Inform Prim Care 12:40-8. 2004
    ..We set out to investigate the feasibility of incorporating a computer-tailored health behaviour program into routine care in a group of primary care practices in Rhode Island...
  32. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of physical activity following an individualized motivationally tailored intervention
    B C Bock
    Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Ann Behav Med 23:79-87. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Worksite and communications-based promotion of a local walking path
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Community Health 31:326-42. 2006
    ..6% at baseline to 75.5% during the campaign (p = .097). This study shows initial promise of a theoretically based communications intervention to increase knowledge of physical activity and to promote walking...
  34. pmc Correlates of the stages of change for physical activity in a population survey
    Carol Ewing Garber
    Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:897-904. 2008
    ..Understanding behavioral intentions can be useful in explaining why individuals are physically inactive or active...
  35. ncbi request reprint Exercise attitudes and behaviors among persons in treatment for alcohol use disorders
    J P Read
    Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Box G BH, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 21:199-206. 2001
    ..Together, these preliminary data indicate that exercise-based interventions are may be well-received by those early in recovery from AUDs...
  36. ncbi request reprint User attitudes toward a physical activity promotion website
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Corro Building, Suite 500, One Hoppin Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Prev Med 35:612-5. 2002
    ..The goal of the present study was to examine participants' perceptions of a theory-driven, physical activity promotion website...
  37. pmc Mediators of physical activity behavior change: a multivariate approach
    Melissa A Napolitano
    Temple University, Department of Kinesiology, USA
    Health Psychol 27:409-18. 2008
    ..5; 82% women)...
  38. pmc Leisure-time physical activity disparities among Hispanic subgroups in the United States
    Charles J Neighbors
    The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 633 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1460-4. 2008
    ..Sociodemographic factors partly accounted for disparities among men; disparities among women persisted despite multivariate adjustments. Interventions must attend to these under-served yet varied sub-communities...
  39. doi request reprint Is physical activity a gateway behavior for diet? Findings from a physical activity trial
    Gareth R Dutton
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, 1115 W Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4300, USA
    Prev Med 46:216-21. 2008
    ..The current investigation examined cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between health behaviors within the context of a physical activity (PA) intervention...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of multiple behavioral risk factors for colon cancer
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Prev Med 40:527-34. 2005
    ..g., red meat consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, multivitamin intake, alcohol, smoking, and physical inactivity), co-occurrence among these behaviors, and motivation for change among patients at increased risk...
  41. pmc Cost-effectiveness of alternative approaches for motivating activity in sedentary adults: results of Project STRIDE
    Mary Ann Sevick
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prev Med 45:54-61. 2007
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of non-face-to-face interventions for increasing physical activity in sedentary adults. The study took place in Providence, Rhode Island between the years 2000 and 2004...
  42. ncbi request reprint Physical activity intervention studies: what we know and what we need to know: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism (Subcommittee on Physical Activity); Council on Cardiovascula
    Bess H Marcus
    Brown Medical School, USA
    Circulation 114:2739-52. 2006
    ..Our second purpose is to offer new ideas and recommendations to improve the state of the science within each area and, where possible, to propose ideas to help bridge the gaps between these existing categories of research...
  43. ncbi request reprint Exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Exercise, Rehabilitation, and Prevention) and the Council on Nutrition, Physical
    Paul D Thompson
    Circulation 107:3109-16. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Project PREVENT: a randomized trial to reduce multiple behavioral risk factors for colon cancer
    Karen M Emmons
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Community Based Research, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1453-9. 2005
    ..This report examines the outcome data for Project PREVENT, a two-site randomized control trial designed to reduce behavioral risk factors for colorectal cancer among individuals who have been diagnosed with adenomatous colon polyps...
  45. ncbi request reprint Print versus website physical activity programs: a randomized trial
    Alison L Marshall
    School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4071, Australia
    Am J Prev Med 25:88-94. 2003
    ..Programs delivered through the mail that target the stage of motivational readiness have been shown to increase activity. Communication technology (websites and e-mail) might provide a means for delivering similar programs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise duration and intensity on weight loss in overweight, sedentary women: a randomized trial
    John M Jakicic
    University of Pittsburgh, Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    JAMA 290:1323-30. 2003
    ..A higher duration and intensity of exercise may improve long-term weight loss...
  47. ncbi request reprint Reaching out to promote physical activity in Australia: a statewide randomized controlled trial of a stage-targeted intervention
    Alison L Marshall
    School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    Am J Health Promot 18:283-7. 2004
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Population-based randomized controlled trial of a stage-targeted physical activity intervention
    Alison L Marshall
    The University of Queensland, School of Movement Studies, St Lucia, Australia
    Ann Behav Med 25:194-202. 2003
    ..We examined the effects of a mailed stage-targeted print intervention designed to promote physical activity, in a random sample of adults living in a regional city...
  49. ncbi request reprint Principal stratification with predictors of compliance for randomized trials with 2 active treatments
    Jason Roy
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, USA
    Biostatistics 9:277-89. 2008
    ..We illustrate our methods in both a simulation study and an analysis of data from a smoking cessation trial...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effects of using a computer in a doctor's office on patient attitudes toward using computerized prompts in routine care
    Christopher N Sciamanna
    Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College, 1015 Walnut Street, Suite 115, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Int J Med Inform 74:357-65. 2005
    ..We undertook this investigation to understand the effect of using a computer in a primary care setting on attitudes toward using computers to improve health services delivery...
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors related to physical activity and weight loss in overweight women
    Kara I Gallagher
    Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:971-80. 2006
    ..In addition, these psychosocial factors were examined across levels of weight loss and self-reported physical activity in response to a weight loss intervention...
  52. ncbi request reprint Postpartum weight retention: a mother's weight to bear?
    Karen J Calfas
    Am J Prev Med 32:356-7. 2007
  53. pmc Effect of exercise on 24-month weight loss maintenance in overweight women
    John M Jakicic
    Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, 140 Trees Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1550-9; discussion 1559-60. 2008
    ..Debate remains regarding the amount of physical activity that will facilitate weight loss maintenance...

Research Grants1

  1. Achieving Physical Activity Guidelines Through an Enhanced Print Intervention
    Bess Marcus; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will contribute important information regarding ways to increase the number of participants who achieve the physical activity guidelines and will thereby yield important information regarding the prevention of CVD. ..