Sally Vernon

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Factors influencing behavioral intention regarding prostate cancer screening among older African-American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:505-14. 2006
  2. pmc Brief report: physicians and their personal prostate cancer-screening practices with prostate-specific antigen. A national survey
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:257-9. 2006
  3. pmc Construct validity and invariance of four factors associated with colorectal cancer screening across gender, race, and prior screening
    Amy McQueen
    Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2231-7. 2008
  4. pmc What would make getting colorectal cancer screening easier? Perspectives from screeners and nonscreeners
    Gilda G Medina
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastroenterol Res Pract 2012:895807. 2012
  5. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
  6. pmc Is the accuracy of self-reported colorectal cancer screening associated with social desirability?
    Sally W Vernon
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2560, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:61-5. 2012
  7. pmc Promoting regular mammography screening II. Results from a randomized controlled trial in US women veterans
    Sally W Vernon
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Ste 2560, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:347-58. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Evaluating approaches to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening: lessons learned from pilot studies in diverse primary care settings
    Sally W Vernon
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 46:S97-102. 2008
  9. pmc A randomized controlled trial of a tailored interactive computer-delivered intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening: sometimes more is just the same
    Sally W Vernon
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:284-99. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of a questionnaire to measure colorectal cancer screening behaviors: does mode of survey administration matter?
    Sally W Vernon
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:758-67. 2008

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. pmc Factors influencing behavioral intention regarding prostate cancer screening among older African-American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:505-14. 2006
    ..To assess factors associated with perceptions of prostate cancer screening among African-American men aged > or = 55 years based upon items developed using the Preventive Health model (PHM)...
  2. pmc Brief report: physicians and their personal prostate cancer-screening practices with prostate-specific antigen. A national survey
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:257-9. 2006
    ..There is inconclusive evidence that prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) reduces mortality. Although PSA testing is widespread, it is unknown how many physicians have taken the PSA test themselves...
  3. pmc Construct validity and invariance of four factors associated with colorectal cancer screening across gender, race, and prior screening
    Amy McQueen
    Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2231-7. 2008
    ..Replication studies in other populations are needed to provide further evidence of construct validity for the scales reported here...
  4. pmc What would make getting colorectal cancer screening easier? Perspectives from screeners and nonscreeners
    Gilda G Medina
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas Houston, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Gastroenterol Res Pract 2012:895807. 2012
    ..Conclusion. Multilevel strategies that address scheduling barriers and external screening barriers may improve CRCS. Future studies may test hypotheses about mediators explaining how screeners overcome barriers...
  5. pmc Is a prostate cancer screening anxiety measure invariant across two different samples of age-appropriate men?
    Suzanne K Linder
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12:52. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Is the accuracy of self-reported colorectal cancer screening associated with social desirability?
    Sally W Vernon
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2560, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:61-5. 2012
    ..We examined whether the tendency to give socially desirable responses was associated with concordance between self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening behaviors and medical records...
  7. pmc Promoting regular mammography screening II. Results from a randomized controlled trial in US women veterans
    Sally W Vernon
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Ste 2560, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:347-58. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized controlled trial of two theory-based interventions in a population-based, nationally representative sample of women veterans...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluating approaches to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening: lessons learned from pilot studies in diverse primary care settings
    Sally W Vernon
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 46:S97-102. 2008
  9. pmc A randomized controlled trial of a tailored interactive computer-delivered intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening: sometimes more is just the same
    Sally W Vernon
    Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:284-99. 2011
    ..There have been few studies of tailored interventions to promote colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  10. doi request reprint Reliability and validity of a questionnaire to measure colorectal cancer screening behaviors: does mode of survey administration matter?
    Sally W Vernon
    University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:758-67. 2008
    ..This study provides evidence to support the use of the National Cancer Institute CRCS questionnaire to assess self-report with any of the three survey modes...
  11. pmc Interventions to promote repeat breast cancer screening with mammography: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sally W Vernon
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:1023-39. 2010
    ..Various interventions to promote repeat use of mammography have been evaluated, but the efficacy of such interventions is not well understood...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primary care patients' understanding of colorectal cancer screening
    Anthony Greisinger
    Kelsey Research Foundation, 5615 Kirby, Suite 660, Houston, TX 77054, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:67-74. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Intention to be screened over time for colorectal cancer in male automotive workers
    Beatty G Watts
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:339-49. 2003
    ..A more focused, tailored intervention may be developed using factors that consistently predict intention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reliability of self-reported mammography in women veterans
    Semilla Rivera
    The University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, PO Box 20186, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Prev Med 42:320-6. 2006
    ..Mammography self-report is used to monitor screening and evaluate intervention trends; however, few studies have examined reliability...
  15. ncbi request reprint Validation of scales measuring attitudes and norms related to mammography screening in women veterans
    Jasmin A Tiro
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, TX, USA
    Health Psychol 24:555-66. 2005
    ..These scales may be useful for intervention research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Implementing an intervention to promote colon cancer screening through e-mail over the Internet: lessons learned from a pilot study
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Houston School of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Med Care 46:S117-22. 2008
    ..Multiple CRCS options may confuse patients and lead to inaction. E-mail between patients and physicians may raise awareness about CRCS and allow physicians to answer questions about test options...
  17. pmc Promoting regular mammography screening I. A systematic assessment of validity in a randomized trial
    Deborah J Del Junco
    Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6410 Fannin St, LL 125, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:333-46. 2008
    ..Most health promotion trials in cancer screening offer limited evidence of external validity. We assessed internal and external validity in a nationwide, population-based trial of an intervention to promote regular mammography screening...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions and worry about cancer: does gender make a difference?
    Amy McQueen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Health Commun 13:56-79. 2008
    ..Different risk messages and intervention strategies may be needed to influence males' and females' perceived cancer risk and worry. All effect sizes were small, and future prospective research is needed to confirm our findings...
  19. pmc Estimating development cost for a tailored interactive computer program to enhance colorectal cancer screening compliance
    David R Lairson
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:476-84. 2006
    ..The findings from this study may aid decision makers in planning, assessing, budgeting, and pricing development of tailored interactive computer-based interventions...
  20. pmc Predictors of perceived susceptibility of breast cancer and changes over time: a mixed modeling approach
    Amy McQueen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston 77030, USA
    Health Psychol 27:68-77. 2008
    ..To examine predictors of perceived susceptibility to breast cancer and assess differences across three dependent measures...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening use
    David R Lairson
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:779-88. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among Latinos from U.S. cities along the Texas-Mexico border
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:195-206. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that strategies are needed to educate Hispanic residents of border communities about CRC and to motivate them to undergo CRC screening...
  23. ncbi request reprint Correlates and predictors of colorectal cancer screening among male automotive workers
    Amy McQueen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2568, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:500-9. 2007
    ..We examined both cross-sectional correlates of prior CRCS and predictors of prospective CRCS initiation and maintenance during The Next Step Trial, a 2-year worksite behavioral intervention to promote regular CRCS and dietary change...
  24. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities and socioeconomic status in association with survival in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with colon cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 110:660-9. 2007
    ..To the authors' knowledge, few studies have addressed racial disparities in the survival of patients with colon cancer by adequately incorporating treatment and socioeconomic factors in addition to patient and tumor characteristics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Design of a case management approach to enhance cancer screening trial retention among older African American men
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Medicine and Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Aging Health 16:39S-57S. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to enhance retention among African American men enrolled in a cancer screening trial...
  26. ncbi request reprint Are there gender differences in colorectal cancer test use prevalence and correlates?
    Amy McQueen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:782-91. 2006
    ..Such differences, if confirmed in future studies, may inform the use of gender-specific intervention strategies or messages to increase colorectal cancer test use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Promoting early detection tests for colorectal carcinoma and adenomatous polyps: a framework for action: the strategic plan of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
    Bernard Levin
    Division of Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 95:1618-28. 2002
    ....
  28. pmc Physician perspectives on the importance of facts men ought to know about prostate-specific antigen testing
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine ECYC, FTO, CA, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:350-6. 2003
    ..To determine physicians' rating of the importance of key facts men ought to know about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening and whether there are differences by specialty...
  29. pmc Effectiveness of Cultivando la Salud: a breast and cervical cancer screening promotion program for low-income Hispanic women
    Maria E Fernandez
    Center for Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin St, Suite 2558, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:936-43. 2009
    ..We tested the effectiveness of a lay health worker intervention to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income Hispanic women...
  30. pmc Informed consent for cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen: how well are men getting the message?
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, 1 122 MSB, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:779-85. 2003
    ..Because PSA screening for prostate cancer is controversial, professional organizations recommend informed consent for screening...
  31. pmc Racial disparities in colorectal cancer survival: to what extent are racial disparities explained by differences in treatment, tumor characteristics, or hospital characteristics?
    Arica White
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:4622-31. 2010
    ..The objective of this analysis was to determine the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in survival are explained by differences in sociodemographics, tumor characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and hospital characteristics...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cultural sensitivity and informed decision making about prostate cancer screening
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Community Health 28:393-405. 2003
    ..Physicians promoting informed decision making about controversial screening tests should take cultural sensitivity into account when designing educational interventions and using them...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of colorectal cancer screening in a large medical organization
    Sarah T Hawley
    Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Houston, Texas 77098, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:314-9. 2004
    ..2. Screening rates from medical record review were lower than those derived from physician self-report. Our findings underscore the need for interventions to improve CRC screening in primary care settings...
  34. pmc Accuracy of self-reported reason for colorectal cancer testing
    Jan M Eberth
    Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:196-200. 2010
    ..Determining the best way to identify those who have been tested for diagnosis, rather than screening, is an important next step...
  35. ncbi request reprint Lifetime inhalant use among alternative high school students in Texas: prevalence and characteristics of users
    Melissa A Fleschler
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 77030, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:477-95. 2002
    ....
  36. pmc Mortality ascertainment of women veterans: a comparison of sources of vital status information, 1979-2002
    Lara S Savas
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77098 3926, USA
    Med Care 47:125-8. 2009
    ....
  37. pmc Do men know that they have had a prostate-specific antigen test? Accuracy of self-reports of testing at 2 sites
    Evelyn C Y Chan
    Biomedical Ethics, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, 1 122 MSB, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1336-8. 2004
    ..Concordance, sensitivity, and false-negative values were 65%, 67%, and 33%, respectively, at 1 clinic site and 88%, 64%, and 36% at the other. The accuracy of self-reports of PSA testing should be interpreted with caution...
  38. ncbi request reprint Some methodologic lessons learned from cancer screening research
    Sally W Vernon
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, The University of Texas Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:1131-45. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Psychological impact of genetic testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
    Ellen R Gritz
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd 243, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:1902-10. 2005
    ..This study examines the impact of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) genetic test results on psychological outcomes among cancer-affected and -unaffected participants up to 1 year after results disclosure...
  40. doi request reprint Health and lifestyle behaviors among persons at risk of Lynch syndrome
    Allison M Burton
    Department of Behavioral Science Unit 1330, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:513-21. 2010
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint How families communicate about HNPCC genetic testing: findings from a qualitative study
    Susan K Peterson
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 119:78-86. 2003
    ..Interventions may also need to emphasize the relevance of hereditary cancer information beyond the immediate family and to unaffected family members who may be central to the communication process (e.g., spouses of mutation carriers)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Preferences for colorectal cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients
    Sarah T Hawley
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Med Care 46:S10-6. 2008
    ..This study used conjoint analysis to describe variation in CRC screening preferences among racially/ethnically diverse primary care patients...
  43. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior from a mixed-mode survey of veterans
    Melissa R Partin
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:768-76. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to validate self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening using the National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Screening questionnaire...
  44. doi request reprint Development and preliminary validation of the cancer family impact scale for colorectal cancer
    Pamela S Sinicrope
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Genet Test 12:161-9. 2008
    ..The aim of our study was to develop a measure of how a family history of colorectal cancer (CRC) affects families from the viewpoint of unaffected family members...
  45. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the impact of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer 110:2083-91. 2007
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underutilized. The objective of the current study was to determine whether targeted and tailored interventions can increase screening use...
  46. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening for persons at average risk
    William F Anderson
    Division of Cancer Prevention Gastrointestinal and Other Cancer Research Group, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7117, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1126-33. 2002
  47. ncbi request reprint Financial barriers to mammography: who pays out-of-pocket?
    Diane M Makuc
    Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:349-60. 2007
    ..This study investigates how out-of-pocket payments for mammograms vary according to the characteristics of women and the states where they reside...
  48. ncbi request reprint Promoting cancer screening: Learning from experience
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Cancer 101:1107-17. 2004
    ..The application of the lessons from this extensive knowledge base not only should accelerate the uptake of the effective cancer screening tests currently available, but also can guide future directions for research...
  49. ncbi request reprint The future of research that promotes cancer screening
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Cancer 101:1251-9. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of repeat mammography among women aged 55-79 in the Year 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health and The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Prev Med 39:1-10. 2004
    ..This study examines the prevalence and cross-sectional correlates of repeat mammography, among women aged 55-79, using a 12-month (N = 3,502) and a 24-month interval (N = 3,491)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Measures for ascertaining use of colorectal cancer screening in behavioral, health services, and epidemiologic research
    Sally W Vernon
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:898-905. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with diagnostic follow-up after abnormal mammograms? Findings from a U.S. National Survey
    K Robin Yabroff
    Health Services and Economics Branch Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:723-32. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Patterns and predictors of colorectal cancer test use in the adult U.S. population
    Laura C Seeff
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Cancer 100:2093-103. 2004
    ..Screening is effective in reducing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer. Rates of colorectal cancer test use continue to be low...
  54. pmc Beliefs associated with fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy use at a worksite colon cancer screening program
    Usha Menon
    University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:891-8. 2003
    ..Findings may be used to develop interventions designed to improve CRC screening rates...
  55. ncbi request reprint A national survey of primary care physicians' colorectal cancer screening recommendations and practices
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Prev Med 36:352-62. 2003
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Intention to pursue genetic testing for breast cancer among women due for screening mammography
    Karin Gwyn
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:96-102. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey
    Lila J Finney Rutten
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention and Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7361, USA
    Prev Med 40:461-8. 2005
    ..Rapid uptake of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has occurred in the United States despite inconclusive evidence regarding mortality benefit...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cancer and colorectal cancer: knowledge, beliefs, and screening preferences of a diverse patient population
    Navrikan K Shokar
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, USA
    Fam Med 37:341-7. 2005
    ..This study's purpose was to enhance our understanding of factors contributing to low screening rates among patients from a variety of racial and ethnic groups...
  59. ncbi request reprint Correlates of underutilization of colorectal cancer screening among U.S. adults, age 50 years and older
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    National Home Office, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Prev Med 36:85-91. 2003
    ..We identified demographic and other characteristics of adults (> or = 50 years old) who reported no CRC screening...
  60. ncbi request reprint Which women aren't getting mammograms and why? (United States)
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, EPN 4102 MSC 7331, Bethesda, MD 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:61-70. 2007
    ..This study investigates why women who reported no recent mammogram did not get the test...
  61. ncbi request reprint Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003)
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Box G H1, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2093-101. 2006
    ..It is also important to investigate the similarity of correlates for repeat and recent mammography...
  62. ncbi request reprint Enhancing adherence among older African American men enrolled in a longitudinal cancer screening trial
    Marvella E Ford
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 135 Cannon Street, Suite 303, P O Box 250835, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Gerontologist 46:545-50. 2006
    ..For this study, we defined adherence as completing the trial screenings...
  63. ncbi request reprint Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of reports from primary care physicians and average-risk adults
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Med Care 43:939-44. 2005
    ..Barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are not well understood...
  64. ncbi request reprint Patterns of colorectal cancer screening uptake among men and women in the United States
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:389-94. 2006
    ..The purpose of this report is to examine (a) gender-specific correlates of colorectal cancer test use using recent national data from 2003 and (b) patterns of colorectal cancer screening by gender and test modality over time...
  65. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans and Caucasians
    Jasmin A Tiro
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Room 4103A, Bethesda, MD 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2855-61. 2005
    ..In addition, we examined factorial invariance across race and sex...
  66. ncbi request reprint The role of behavioral science in cancer prevention research: planning the next steps in the collaborative process
    Sally W Vernon
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:413-5. 2006
  67. ncbi request reprint National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Conference Statement: Symptom Management in Cancer: Pain, Depression, and Fatigue, July 15-17, 2002
    Donald L Patrick
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1110-7. 2003
    ..After its release at the conference, the draft statement was made available on the Internet. The panel's final statement is available at http://consensus.nih.gov...
  68. ncbi request reprint A social network analysis of communication about hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer genetic testing and family functioning
    Laura M Koehly
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 4235, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:304-13. 2003
    ..Results of this study suggest encouraging family members who act in the mother role to take a "team approach" with the family proband when discussing HNPCC risks and management with family members...
  69. ncbi request reprint Translational research and good behavior
    Robert A Hiatt
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2184-5. 2007
  70. pmc Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer family members' perceptions about the duty to inform and health professionals' role in disseminating genetic information
    Rebecca D Pentz
    Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Genet Test 9:261-8. 2005
    ..These families with a hereditary colon cancer syndrome favor open sharing of genetic information within the family, and desire the supportive involvement of health care professionals in disseminating genetic information...

Research Grants25

  1. Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
    Sally W Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We designed our trial to move us toward the goal of disseminable interventions with evidence of external validity. ..
  2. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  3. A Cancer Study Among Female Veterans in Texas, 1979-2001
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This research will further knowledge of the health needs of women veterans, serving to identify needed health services and to guide health policy, and will provide a basis for research agendas aimed at this growing occupational cohort. ..
  4. Supplement to Tailored Interactive CRCS Intervention
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Additionally, the application of existing innovations, such as audio-recorded doctor-patient interactions, to new areas of inquiry, such as cancer screening, will fill gaps in cancer prevention research. ..
  5. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  6. Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We designed our trial to move us toward the goal of disseminable interventions with evidence of external validity. ..
  7. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  8. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  9. Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We designed our trial to move us toward the goal of disseminable interventions with evidence of external validity. ..
  10. Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
    Sally W Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We designed our trial to move us toward the goal of disseminable interventions with evidence of external validity. ..
  11. Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We designed our trial to move us toward the goal of disseminable interventions with evidence of external validity. ..
  12. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  13. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  14. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If successful, we will extend this dissemination project to all VA clinics, thus potentially reaching an estimated 166,000 women veterans over 40 years of age who are currently using VA outpatient health services. ..
  15. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  16. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  17. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  18. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  19. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  20. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  21. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  22. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..
  23. Tailored Interactive Intervention to Increase CRC Screen
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Telephone follow-up and medical record review will be conducted 6 months after delivery of the intervention to ascertain completion of CRCS. ..
  24. WOMEN VETERANS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING
    Sally Vernon; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The infrastructure is in place to institutionalize the intervention should it prove to be effective. ..