M E Costanza

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study
    Nancy Lapelle
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Cancer Educ 23:114-21. 2008
  2. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence
    Mary E Costanza
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:145. 2011
  3. ncbi Promoting mammography: results of a randomized trial of telephone counseling and a medical practice intervention
    M E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:39-46. 2000
  4. pmc Helping men make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening: a pilot study of telephone counseling
    Mary E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:193-200. 2011
  5. pmc Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study
    Mary E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:343-9. 2009
  6. ncbi Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:191-8. 2007
  7. ncbi The effectiveness of using standardized patients to improve community physician skills in mammography counseling and clinical breast exam
    M E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Prev Med 29:241-8. 1999
  8. ncbi Applying a stage model of behavior change to colon cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 41:707-19. 2005
  9. ncbi Implementing a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system to increase colorectal cancer screening: a process evaluation
    Mary Jo White
    Division of Hematology Oncology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:419-28. 2006
  10. ncbi A randomized trial of telephone counseling to promote screening mammography in two HMOs
    Roger Luckmann
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 27:442-50. 2003

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study
    Nancy Lapelle
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Cancer Educ 23:114-21. 2008
    ..Few studies have related stages of mammography screening nonadherence with the rationale used by overdue women...
  2. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence
    Mary E Costanza
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:145. 2011
    ..This 5-year study is conducted though a Central Massachusetts healthcare plan and affiliated clinic. All women have adequate health insurance to cover the test...
  3. ncbi Promoting mammography: results of a randomized trial of telephone counseling and a medical practice intervention
    M E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 19:39-46. 2000
    ..We sought to measure the effects of barrier-specific telephone counseling (BSTC) and a physician-based educational intervention (MD-ED) on mammography utilization among underusers of mammography screening...
  4. pmc Helping men make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening: a pilot study of telephone counseling
    Mary E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 82:193-200. 2011
    ..Evaluate a computer-assisted telephone counseling (CATC) decision aid for men considering a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test...
  5. pmc Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study
    Mary E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:343-9. 2009
    ..Effective interventions are needed for women long overdue for screening mammography...
  6. ncbi Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, United States
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:191-8. 2007
    ..This study's purpose was to implement and evaluate stage-based computer-assisted tailored telephone counseling to promote colorectal cancer screening in a primary care population...
  7. ncbi The effectiveness of using standardized patients to improve community physician skills in mammography counseling and clinical breast exam
    M E Costanza
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Prev Med 29:241-8. 1999
    ..We hypothesized that a centralized course including small group workshops utilizing standardized patients could improve clinical skills for a reasonable cost...
  8. ncbi Applying a stage model of behavior change to colon cancer screening
    Mary E Costanza
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Prev Med 41:707-19. 2005
    ..We assess the applicability of the Precaution Adoption Model (PAPM) by determining the distribution of stages of adoption and by elucidating differences among stages...
  9. ncbi Implementing a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system to increase colorectal cancer screening: a process evaluation
    Mary Jo White
    Division of Hematology Oncology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 61:419-28. 2006
    ..The implementation process of such a system for promoting colorectal (CRC) cancer screening using a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system is reported in this paper...
  10. ncbi A randomized trial of telephone counseling to promote screening mammography in two HMOs
    Roger Luckmann
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 27:442-50. 2003
    ..9 women eligible for counseling. An intervention process analysis documented a high level of acceptance of TTC and identified subgroups that could be targeted for counseling to improve the efficiency of TTC...
  11. ncbi CDC-funded intervention research aimed at promoting colorectal cancer screening in communities
    Steven S Coughlin
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 107:1196-204. 2006
    ..Relatively few studies, however, have identified and tested intervention approaches to promote routine colorectal cancer screening among diverse populations...
  12. ncbi Why don't people adopt recommended health behaviors?
    Mary E Costanza
    J Cancer Educ 23:138-9. 2008
  13. ncbi Effectiveness of telephone counseling for mammography: results from five randomized trials
    Anne M Stoddard
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Prev Med 34:90-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this report is to compare the effectiveness of a barrier-specific telephone counseling intervention across the five study sites of the Breast Cancer Screening Consortium (BCSC)...
  14. ncbi American Cancer Society guidelines for breast cancer screening: update 2003
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:141-69. 2003
    ..The new screening recommendations address screening mammography, physical examination, screening older women and women with comorbid conditions, screening women at high risk, and new screening technologies...
  15. ncbi Factors associated with colorectal cancer risk perception: the role of polyps and family history
    Jennifer Rider Stark
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:740-9. 2006
    ..Potential interactions between objective risk factors and socioeconomic characteristics should be further explored in longitudinal studies...

Research Grants2

  1. Enhanced Intervention for Mammogram-Resistant Women
    Mary Costanza; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..g. pap smear or colon cancer screening). If not successful, one could avoid using telephone-counseling strategies in this resistant group. Alternative avenues of communication and motivation would need to be developed. ..
  2. A Novel Decision Aid for Prostate Cancer Screening
    Mary Costanza; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If successful, this decision aid can be tested in a randomized controlled trial against other standard decision aids. ..