M W Kreuter

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Narrative communication in cancer prevention and control: a framework to guide research and application
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:221-35. 2007
  2. pmc Use of GIS to identify optimal settings for cancer prevention and control in African American communities
    Kassandra I Alcaraz
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63112, USA
    Prev Med 49:54-7. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural characteristics and responses to cancer education materials among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Cancer Control 10:69-80. 2003
  4. pmc Effectiveness of individually tailored calendars in promoting childhood immunization in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Division of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:122-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of culture in health communication
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 25:439-55. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Responses to behaviorally vs culturally tailored cancer communication among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:195-207. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Cultural tailoring for mammography and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African-American women in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University SLU, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:53-62. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of computer kiosks for breast cancer education in five community settings
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:625-42. 2006
  9. doi request reprint What makes cancer survivor stories work? An empirical study among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center for Cultural Cancer Communication, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:33-44. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Using dissemination research to identify optimal community settings for tailored breast cancer information kiosks
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:160-9. 2008

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Narrative communication in cancer prevention and control: a framework to guide research and application
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Ann Behav Med 33:221-35. 2007
    ..Future research needs based on these propositions are outlined and encouraged...
  2. pmc Use of GIS to identify optimal settings for cancer prevention and control in African American communities
    Kassandra I Alcaraz
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63112, USA
    Prev Med 49:54-7. 2009
    ..Rarely have Geographic Information Systems (GIS) been used to inform community-based outreach and intervention planning. This study sought to identify community settings most likely to reach individuals from geographically localized areas...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sociocultural characteristics and responses to cancer education materials among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Cancer Control 10:69-80. 2003
    ..01). In this population of women, cultural characteristics appear to moderate responses to tailored health education materials...
  4. pmc Effectiveness of individually tailored calendars in promoting childhood immunization in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Division of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:122-7. 2004
    ..We examined the effectiveness of tailored calendars in increasing childhood immunization rates...
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of culture in health communication
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 25:439-55. 2004
    ..We conclude with recommendations for future research on culture and health communication...
  6. ncbi request reprint Responses to behaviorally vs culturally tailored cancer communication among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 28:195-207. 2004
    ..To examine whether tailored cancer communication for African American women can be enhanced by tailoring on 4 sociocultural constructs: religiosity, collectivism, racial pride, and time orientation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cultural tailoring for mammography and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income African-American women in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University SLU, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Prev Med 41:53-62. 2005
    ..The Institute of Medicine has called for randomized studies directly comparing approaches that do and do not consider culture...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of computer kiosks for breast cancer education in five community settings
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:625-42. 2006
    ..Findings inform strategic decision making about technology dissemination and community outreach to women needing information about breast cancer and mammography...
  9. doi request reprint What makes cancer survivor stories work? An empirical study among African American women
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center for Cultural Cancer Communication, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 2:33-44. 2008
    ..Understanding what makes survivor stories effective can enhance survivor-delivered programs and interventions...
  10. doi request reprint Using dissemination research to identify optimal community settings for tailored breast cancer information kiosks
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:160-9. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Tailored and targeted health communication: strategies for enhancing information relevance
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:S227-32. 2003
    ..To discuss tailored messages in the broader context of communication strategies designed to enhance the relevance of health information to a given audience...
  12. ncbi request reprint How does physician advice influence patient behavior? Evidence for a priming effect
    M W Kreuter
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:426-33. 2000
    ..To explore a potential "priming effect" of physician advice on patient responses to behavioral change interventions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Achieving cultural appropriateness in health promotion programs: targeted and tailored approaches
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:133-46. 2003
    ..The authors illustrate this new approach with an example of cultural tailoring forcancer prevention in a population of lower income urban African American women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Understanding how people process health information: a comparison of tailored and nontailored weight-loss materials
    M W Kreuter
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 63108, USA
    Health Psychol 18:487-94. 1999
    ..The tailoring of health information can significantly improve the chances the information will be thoughtfully considered and can stimulate prebehavioral changes such as self-assessment and intention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Do nutrition label readers eat healthier diets? Behavioral correlates of adults' use of food labels
    M W Kreuter
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108, USA
    Am J Prev Med 13:277-83. 1997
    ..Reading and understanding nutrition labels on foods may be an important precursor to dietary change. However, little is known about how nutrition labels are used by consumers and what effect reading labels has on dietary behaviors...
  16. doi request reprint Measuring exposure to health messages in community-based intervention studies: a systematic review of current practices
    Daniel S Morris
    Saint Louis University, 1402 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:979-98. 2009
    ..There is substantial room for improvement in measurement and analysis of exposure to communication in community-based disease prevention studies...
  17. pmc Sociocultural correlates of breast cancer knowledge and screening in urban African American women
    Susan N Lukwago
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1271-4. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Disseminating effective health promotion programs from prevention research to community organizations
    C A Caburnay
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 7:81-9. 2001
    ..Louis, Missouri. The authors discuss how one health center successfully adopted this program and provide recommendations for other researchers seeking to disseminate innovative, effective health promotion programs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evidential preferences: cultural appropriateness strategies in health communications
    V L Sanders Thompson
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:549-59. 2008
    ..This strategy may prove useful in understanding and structuring the presentation of targeted cancer evidence that could result in more effective health communication...
  20. ncbi request reprint Weight locus of control and weight-related attitudes and behaviors in an overweight population
    C L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108, USA
    Addict Behav 26:329-40. 2001
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the validity of the WLOC and implications for future development of effective HEM...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physician recommendations for diet and physical activity: which patients get advised to change?
    M W Kreuter
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63108, USA
    Prev Med 26:825-33. 1997
    ..However, studies show physicians are most likely to provide behavioral recommendations to patients who are already sick. Understanding factors that influence physicians' advising decisions can help broaden the reach of these activities...
  22. pmc Unintended effects of emphasizing disparities in cancer communication to African-Americans
    Robert A Nicholson
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2946-53. 2008
    ..This seems especially important among those with high levels of medical mistrust who are least likely to use the health care system and are thus the primary target of health promotion advertising...
  23. ncbi request reprint Applying projective techniques to formative research in health communication development
    Theresa Wiehagen
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:164-72. 2007
    ..This approach may be a valuable tool for health-promotion and health-communication practitioners seeking insight on the implicit values of a priority population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity: what contributes to dissemination by state health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S66-73; quiz S74-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the dissemination of physical activity interventions across the United States, focusing particularly on evidence-based guidelines...
  25. pmc The effect of disseminating evidence-based interventions that promote physical activity to health departments
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1900-7. 2007
    ..We explored the effect of disseminating evidence-based guidelines that promote physical activity on US health department organizational practices in the United States...
  26. ncbi request reprint Spiritual health locus of control and breast cancer beliefs among urban African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63104, USA
    Health Psychol 22:294-9. 2003
    ..The active and passive spiritual dimensions are distinct from internal and external health locus of control. Further study of their associations with other health-related beliefs and behaviors is warranted...
  27. doi request reprint A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health
    Borsika A Rabin
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center 475, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:117-23. 2008
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  28. ncbi request reprint Theoretical perspectives on public communication preparedness for terrorist attacks
    Ricardo J Wray
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Fam Community Health 27:232-41. 2004
    ..This theoretical orientation provides a framework to systematically assess current recommendations for preparedness communication...
  29. pmc The use of sociocultural constructs in cancer screening research among African Americans
    Anjali D Deshpande
    Department of Community Health Division of Epidemiology, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Cancer Control 16:256-65. 2009
    ..However, these studies vary widely in how sociocultural constructs are defined and measured, how they are conceived as affecting cancer beliefs, behaviors, and screening, and how they are applied in interventions...
  30. pmc Perceptions of neighborhood environment for physical activity: is it "who you are" or "where you live"?
    Sarah E Boslaugh
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Urban Health 81:671-81. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint A community-based approach to promoting walking in rural areas
    Ross C Brownson
    Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:28-34. 2004
    ..Ecologic models are often recommended to promote physical activity, yet sparse data exist on their effectiveness...
  32. ncbi request reprint The news on health behavior: coverage of diet, activity, and tobacco in local newspapers
    Charlene A Caburnay
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Division of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:709-22. 2003
    ..Because the local newspaper can be especially influential in smaller communities, strategies are needed to help reporters and editors in these settings provide more and better coverage of health behavior-related stories...
  33. ncbi request reprint Spirituality, breast cancer beliefs and mammography utilization among urban African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA
    J Health Psychol 8:383-96. 2003
    ..These findings suggest the importance of spiritual belief systems for health, and implications for spiritual cancer communication interventions are discussed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of brief scales to measure collectivism, religiosity, racial pride, and time orientation in urban African American women
    S N Lukwago
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Division of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Department of Community Health School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA
    Fam Community Health 24:63-71. 2001
    ..93, r=.85, p<.001); religiosity (alpha=.88, r=.89, p<.001); racial pride (alpha=.84, r=.52, p<.001); present time orientation (alpha=.73, r=.52, p<.01) and future time orientation (alpha=.72, r=.54, p=.07)...
  35. pmc The use of mentoring programs to improve energy balance behaviors in high-risk children
    Debra Haire-Joshu
    Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S75-83. 2010
    ..Further, work is needed to evaluate the impact of family-focused multicomponent interventions, including computer-tailored approaches, directed toward both the parent and the child...
  36. pmc Reframing the dissemination challenge: a marketing and distribution perspective
    Matthew W Kreuter
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, Institute for Public Health, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, 700 Rosedale Ave, Campus Box 1009, St Louis, MO 63112 1408, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2123-7. 2009
    ..Without serious investment in such infrastructure, application of proven solutions in public health practice will continue to occur slowly and rarely...
  37. ncbi request reprint Black newspapers as a tool for cancer education in African American communities
    Charlene A Caburnay
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63112, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:488-95. 2008
    ....
  38. pmc Dissemination of effective physical activity interventions: are we applying the evidence?
    Paula Ballew
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Health Educ Res 25:185-98. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparing demographic, health status and psychosocial strategies of audience segmentation to promote physical activity
    Sarah E Boslaugh
    Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Health Educ Res 20:430-8. 2005
    ..Audience segmentation appears to yield more homogeneous subgroups when psychosocial and health status factors are combined with demographic variables...
  40. ncbi request reprint Are patients of women physicians screened more aggressively? A prospective study of physician gender and screening
    M W Kreuter
    Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 10:119-25. 1995
    ..To determine the effects of physician gender on rates of Pap testing, mammography, and cholesterol testing when identifying and adjusting for demographic, psychosocial, and other patient variables known to influence screening rates...
  41. pmc Disparities by race and ethnicity in cancer survivor stories available on the web
    Katherine S Eddens
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center for Cultural Cancer Communication, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63112 1408, USA
    J Med Internet Res 11:e50. 2009
    ..Most concerns to date have focused on population differences in access to technology, but differences may also exist in the appropriateness of online health content for diverse populations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Using narrative communication as a tool for health behavior change: a conceptual, theoretical, and empirical overview
    Leslie J Hinyard
    Health Communication Research Laboratory and Center for Cultural Cancer Communication, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Health Educ Behav 34:777-92. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Individual, social environmental, and physical environmental influences on physical activity among black and white adults: a structural equation analysis
    Lorna Haughton McNeill
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:36-44. 2006
    ..g., motivation and self-efficacy), social environmental (e.g., social support), and physical environmental factors (e.g., neighborhood quality and availability of facilities)...
  44. doi request reprint Developing competencies for training practitioners in evidence-based cancer control
    Ross C Brownson
    Prevention Research Center in St Louis, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Department of Surgery and Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Cancer Educ 24:186-93. 2009
    ..Competency-based education allows public health departments to better develop a workforce aimed at conducting evidence-based control cancer...
  45. pmc On linkages: increasing awareness of and interest in public health and cancer control careers among minority middle school students
    Kassandra I Alcaraz
    Health Communication Research Laboratory, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:533-9. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Awareness of mammography controversy among lower-income African American women in urban public health centers
    Matthew W Kreuter
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:121-2. 2004
  47. ncbi request reprint The role of religiosity in dietary beliefs and behaviors among urban African American women
    Cheryl L Holt
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Cancer Control 12:84-90. 2005
    ..These findings highlight the role of both religious beliefs and behaviors as they relate to diet-related beliefs and behaviors in this population...
  48. ncbi request reprint Social environment and physical activity: a review of concepts and evidence
    Lorna Haughton McNeill
    Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1011-22. 2006
    ..Increasing the specificity of terminology and methods in social environmental research on health will enable more systematic inquiry and accelerate the rate of scientific discovery in this important area...
  49. pmc Health disparities, communication inequalities, and eHealth
    K Viswanath
    Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:S131-3. 2007
  50. pmc Baby, Be Safe: the effect of tailored communications for pediatric injury prevention provided in a primary care setting
    Tonja R Nansel
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B05, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 46:175-90. 2002
    ..However, this difference was not observed among those receiving generic information. Findings support the use of office-based tailored injury prevention education as a component of routine well-child care...
  51. pmc Preventing unintentional pediatric injuries: a tailored intervention for parents and providers
    Tonja R Nansel
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics revention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:656-69. 2008
    ..Tailoring may have particular utility for more complicated behaviors and for communication with less educated parents...

Research Grants3

  1. Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research
    Matthew Kreuter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Pilot Research Program will solicit, identify and support innovative cancer communication research ideas. The center is highly interdisciplinary in its organizational structure, faculty, collaborators, and theme. ..
  2. Minority Pre-doctoral Education to Reduce Disparities
    Matthew Kreuter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The School of Public Health and Graduate School at Saint Louis University are strongly committed to this program, and have pledged 85% tuition scholarships for students involved. ..
  3. Sustainable strategies for increasing CIS use among African American and Hispanic
    Matthew Kreuter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Because the intervention is highly integrated within current CIS structure and practices, this approach can be readily adopted if research evidence establishes its effectiveness. ..