MARY WEWERS

Summary

Affiliation: The Ohio State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Risk factors for smoking in rural women
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:548-56. 2012
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a nurse-managed, lay-led tobacco cessation intervention among ohio appalachian women
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3451-8. 2009
  3. pmc Risky behaviors among Ohio Appalachian adults
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Room 432 Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A127. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Naltrexone administration affects ad libitum smoking behavior
    M E Wewers
    Department of Adult Health and Illness Nursing, College of Nursing Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 140:185-90. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Nursing research and treatment of tobacco dependence: state of the science
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Room 432, Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Nurs Res 55:S11-5. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Tobacco dependence curricula in U.S. baccalaureate and graduate nursing education
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:95-101. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical interventions and smoking ban methods to reduce infants' and children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31:592-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic administration of nicotine on antinociception, opioid receptor binding and met-enkelphalin levels in rats
    M E Wewers
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210 1289, USA
    Brain Res 822:107-13. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of daily smokers by stage of change: Current Population Survey results
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Prev Med 36:710-20. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparity in provider-delivered assistance to quit smoking
    Kristine K Browning
    The Ohio State University College of Nursing, OH, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:55-61. 2008

Research Grants

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Publications35

  1. pmc Risk factors for smoking in rural women
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:548-56. 2012
    ..A secondary aim examined whether specific factors could be identified and segmented for future tailored treatment of tobacco dependence...
  2. pmc Effectiveness of a nurse-managed, lay-led tobacco cessation intervention among ohio appalachian women
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3451-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate a nurse-managed, lay-led tobacco cessation intervention delivered to adult women in Ohio Appalachia...
  3. pmc Risky behaviors among Ohio Appalachian adults
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Room 432 Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A127. 2006
    ..We also present recent empirical studies that have been completed or are in progress in Ohio Appalachia. Finally, we discuss how these studies help bridge well-documented gaps in the literature...
  4. ncbi request reprint Naltrexone administration affects ad libitum smoking behavior
    M E Wewers
    Department of Adult Health and Illness Nursing, College of Nursing Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 140:185-90. 1998
    ..In addition, mood states and withdrawal symptoms did not differ between groups. These findings suggest that endogenous opioid peptides influence specific smoking behavior variables...
  5. ncbi request reprint Nursing research and treatment of tobacco dependence: state of the science
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Room 432, Cunz Hall, 1841 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Nurs Res 55:S11-5. 2006
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  6. ncbi request reprint Tobacco dependence curricula in U.S. baccalaureate and graduate nursing education
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, USA
    Nurs Outlook 52:95-101. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Clinical interventions and smoking ban methods to reduce infants' and children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 31:592-8. 2002
    ..Home smoking bans are also surrounded by social, economic, legal, and political challenges. Nurses, as health care providers, play a critical role in this comprehensive health promotion effort...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effect of chronic administration of nicotine on antinociception, opioid receptor binding and met-enkelphalin levels in rats
    M E Wewers
    College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1585 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210 1289, USA
    Brain Res 822:107-13. 1999
    ..In addition, nicotine-induced tolerance to antinociception may be associated with a decrease in met-enkelphalin level over a period of time...
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of daily smokers by stage of change: Current Population Survey results
    Mary Ellen Wewers
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Prev Med 36:710-20. 2003
    ..Population-based national estimates of stage of change among daily smokers are unknown. This study described the proportion of U.S. daily smokers, 18 and older, by stage of change. Selected sociodemographic characteristics were delineated...
  10. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparity in provider-delivered assistance to quit smoking
    Kristine K Browning
    The Ohio State University College of Nursing, OH, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:55-61. 2008
    ..The mechanisms responsible for the disparities in delivery of tobacco dependence treatment must be investigated further...
  11. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation and cancer
    Kristine K Browning
    Ohio State University College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Ave, Room 378, Columbus, OH 43210 1289, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 19:268-75. 2003
    ..To provide an overview of scientifically based smoking cessation interventions for delivery to all tobacco-dependent users...
  12. ncbi request reprint Smoke constituent exposure and smoking topography of adolescent daily cigarette smokers
    Teresa Wood
    Capital University School of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:853-62. 2004
    ..Results indicated adolescents had considerable smoke constituent exposure and nicotine dependence suggesting the importance of appropriate smoking cessation treatment...
  13. pmc Factors associated with smokeless tobacco cessation in an Appalachian population
    Ross M Kauffman
    College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, 320 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Addict Behav 33:821-30. 2008
    ..Based on its widespread use and the strength of its association with successful quitting, the role of caffeine consumption in ST cessation merits further study...
  14. doi request reprint Tobacco use among the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio
    Amy K Ferketich
    Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Rural Health 24:84-90. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate tobacco use prevalence among the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio, using both self-report and a biochemical marker of nicotine exposure...
  15. pmc A psychometric analysis of quality of life tools in lung cancer patients who smoke
    Kristine K Browning
    The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
    Lung Cancer 66:134-9. 2009
    ..Given the conceptual difference between the two instruments, it is important to carefully consider the research aims when selecting the appropriate QOL measurement instrument...
  16. pmc Smokeless tobacco use and salivary cotinine concentration
    Amy K Ferketich
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, B 209 Starling Loving Hall, 320 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Addict Behav 32:2953-62. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that smokeless tobacco users and smokers share some similarities with respect to tobacco dependence...
  17. pmc The Self-regulation Model of Illness applied to smoking behavior in lung cancer
    Kristine K Browning
    The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Ohio, USA
    Cancer Nurs 32:E15-25. 2009
    ..007 and P = .047, respectively). Understanding the context in which a patient perceives disease and smoking behavior may contribute to developing interventions that influence behavior change...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, socioeconomic status, and psychosocial factors: examining a conceptual framework
    Gretchen A Harwood
    The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Public Health Nurs 24:361-71. 2007
    ..Further understanding of these relationships in the context of smoking may inform prevention and cessation strategies...
  19. pmc Survey of community engagement in NIH-funded research
    Nancy E Hood
    College of Public Health, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 3:19-22. 2010
    ..These findings may be used to inform the goals of CTSA community engagement programs...
  20. pmc A measure of nicotine dependence for smokeless tobacco users
    Amy K Ferketich
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University School of Public Health, B 209 Starling Loving Hall, 320 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
    Addict Behav 32:1970-5. 2007
    ..61). In both cases, the coefficient alpha was lower than the recommended value of 0.70. Future research should focus on refining questionnaires that more precisely measure nicotine dependence in smokeless tobacco users...
  21. ncbi request reprint Are physicians asking about tobacco use and assisting with cessation? Results from the 2001-2004 national ambulatory medical care survey (NAMCS)
    Amy K Ferketich
    The Ohio State University School of Public Health, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Prev Med 43:472-6. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if providers asked patients about tobacco and assisted tobacco users with cessation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation of a nurse-delivered smoking relapse prevention program for new mothers
    Judith Groner
    Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 43204, USA
    J Community Health Nurs 22:157-67. 2005
    ..In 87% of home visits, nurses implemented all 5 intervention components with self-reported nonsmokers. The conclusion is as follows: A nurse-delivered smoking relapse prevention intervention for new mothers was feasible and acceptable...
  23. ncbi request reprint Beliefs about tobacco among Appalachian current and former users
    Karen Ahijevych
    Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing and Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 16:93-102. 2003
    ..Similarities to treatment needs of tobacco users in general underscore the point that rural Appalachians require best practice tobacco treatment integrating unique cultural aspects of family and personal independence...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation interventions among Chinese Americans: the role of families, physicians, and the media
    Amy Ferketich
    Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics and College of Nursing, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:241-8. 2004
    ..The physician represents a key player in any intervention, and public health antismoking messages may be communicated effectively through Chinese language media...
  25. ncbi request reprint Nurses can play a significant role in reducing tobacco use in the U.S
    Ernestine Murray
    U S Public Health Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    AWHONN Lifelines 8:200-2, 205-6. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Key informants' perspectives prior to beginning a cervical cancer study in Ohio Appalachia
    Mira L Katz
    Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
    Qual Health Res 17:131-41. 2007
    ..The interviews provided information about the unique characteristics of this population that are important when developing effective strategies to address cancer-related health behaviors in this medically underserved population...
  27. pmc Characteristics of rural Appalachian women who enroll in a tobacco dependence treatment clinical trial
    Mark B Troyer
    Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:880-5. 2011
    ..We report a comparison of Appalachian women enrolling in a tobacco dependence treatment RCT to those declining and identify correlates to enrollment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Passive smoking and vascular disease
    Karen Ahijevych
    College of Nursing and College of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 18:69-74. 2003
    ..Policy-based public health initiatives to eliminate passive smoking in the workplace and other public areas are needed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Views of African-American nurses about tobacco cessation and prevention
    Linda Sarna
    UCLA School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6916, USA
    J Natl Black Nurses Assoc 14:1-8. 2003
    ..The findings of this study support the critical need for nursing education in tobacco control...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nurses' perspectives of smoking initiation, addiction, and cessation
    Stella Aguinaga Bialous
    School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nurs Res 53:387-95. 2004
    ..It is estimated that 18% of registered nurses smoke. Although nurses can make an important contribution to national cessation efforts, continuing smoking among nurses has been cited as one of the barriers against higher nursing involvement...
  31. ncbi request reprint Nurses, smoking, and the workplace
    Linda Sarna
    UCLA School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956918, Factor Building 4 262, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Res Nurs Health 28:79-90. 2005
    ..These findings document the impact of smoking among nurses in the workplace. Strategies are needed to support smoking cessation efforts of nurses as an important occupational health issue...
  32. ncbi request reprint Staying smoke free: an intervention to prevent postpartum relapse
    Gina M French
    Community Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii John Burns College of Medicine, Honolulu, HI 96820, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:663-70. 2007
    ..A randomized trial of the approach is warranted...
  33. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control curricula content in baccalaureate nursing programs in four Asian nations
    Linda Sarna
    School of Nursing, University of California Los Angeles, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Nurs Outlook 54:334-44. 2006
    ..Thus, education of nurses regarding the multiple aspects of tobacco control has strategic implications in controlling global tobacco use and promoting health...
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of community health workers in research with ethnic minority women
    Jeannette O Andrews
    Medical College of Georgia, Department of Nursing Science, EB 204, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 36:358-65. 2004
    ..To explore roles and effectiveness of community health workers in research with ethnic minority women in the United States (US)...

Research Grants10

  1. Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cessation in Rural Appalachia
    MARY WEWERS; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Multivariate logistic regression analyses will be performed to describe a model of quitter versus continuing user. Oral health status will also be evaluated at 12 months post intervention. ..
  2. NURSE MANAGED TOBACCO CESSATION INTERVENTION
    MARY WEWERS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Comparison of quit rates will be performed by the chi square statistic. Multivariate logistic regression analysis will be performed to describe a model of quitter versus continuing smoker. ..
  3. Tobacco cessation interventions with Ohio Appalachian smokers
    Mary Ellen Wewers; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finally, in selected neighborhoods and communities, we will characterize pro- and anti-tobacco features that may influence cessation, using a novel geographical information system to describe patterns of exposure. ..