Mark A Nichter
Affiliation: University of Arizona
- For my wellness, not just my illness: North Americans' use of dietary supplementsMark Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
Cult Med Psychiatry 30:175-222. 2006....
- Project Quit Tobacco International: laying the groundwork for tobacco cessation in low- and middle-income countriesMark Nichter
School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
Asia Pac J Public Health 22:181S-188S. 2010..This article reports on lessons learned, challenges faced, and successes realized to date...
- Industry's perception of presenting pharmacoeconomic models to managed care organizationsBridget M Olson
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 1703 East Mabel St, Room 318, PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
J Manag Care Pharm 9:159-67. 2003..Previous research has shown that pharmacoeconomic (PE) data are considered important but may not be optimally utilized by decision makers. No research has compared the effectiveness of different types of PE models...
- Smoking among low-income pregnant women: an ethnographic analysisMimi Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Health Educ Behav 34:748-64. 2007..Future programs targeting this population would do well to acknowledge moral identity as an issue and recognize the challenges of quitting for women with limited social support and little control over their immediate environment...
- Reading culture from tobacco advertisements in IndonesiaMimi Nichter
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Tob Control 18:98-107. 2009..This analysis is used to identify strategies to break the chains of positive association that currently support widespread smoking...
- Qualitative research: contributions to the study of drug use, drug abuse, and drug use(r)-related interventionsMark Nichter
Departments of Anthropology, Family and Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Subst Use Misuse 39:1907-69. 2004..Finally, we discuss the challenges faced by qualitative researchers when engaging in transdisciplinary research...
- Coming to our senses: appreciating the sensorial in medical anthropologyMark Nichter
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Transcult Psychiatry 45:163-97. 2008..Sensorial anthropology can contribute to the study of transformative healing and trajectories of healthcare seeking and patterns of referral in pluralistic healthcare arenas...
- Popular perceptions of tobacco products and patterns of use among male college students in IndiaMimi Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, P O Box 210030, Tucson, AZ, 85721 0030, USA
Soc Sci Med 59:415-31. 2004..Therefore, a person could easily smoke more of them, which would lead to addiction. Another widely held belief was that the more expensive the cigarette, the less harmful it was for one's health...
- Smoking and drinking among college students: "it's a package deal"Mimi Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Emil Haury Building, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 106:16-20. 2010..Although a plethora of survey research has shown a positive association between smoking and alcohol use, little attention has been given to the utility functions of these co-occurring behaviors...
- Developing a smoke free household initiative: an Indonesian case studyMimi Nichter
School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:578-81. 2010....
- Smoking: what does culture have to do with it?Mark Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
Addiction 98:139-45. 2003..Promising areas of research are identified, as are the potential contributions of ethnographies of tobacco use...
- Types of lay health influencers in tobacco cessation: a qualitative studyNicole P Yuan
Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona, 1295 North Martin Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Am J Health Behav 34:607-17. 2010..To identify types of health influencers in tobacco cessation based on the frequency and characteristics of brief intervention activities...
- Taking play seriously: low-level smoking among college studentsPeter Stromberg
Department of Anthropology, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
Cult Med Psychiatry 31:1-24. 2007..Much the opposite, we caution that the contexts in which low-level smoking takes place and the utility functions of such smoking must be taken seriously by researchers in light of current increases in tobacco use among college students...
- Smoking and harm-reduction efforts among postpartum womenMimi Nichter
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Qual Health Res 18:1184-94. 2008..Future programs targeting this population should acknowledge women's harm-reduction efforts in environments where smoking is normative...
- Breastfeeding and smoking among low-income women: results of a longitudinal qualitative studyKate Goldade
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, P O Box 210030, 1009 East South Campus Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0030, USA
Birth 35:230-40. 2008..Primary goals of this study were to explore contextual factors that contribute to breastfeeding intentions and behavior and to examine how smoking status affected women's decision making about breastfeeding...
- Smoking as a weight-control strategy among adolescent girls and young women: a reconsiderationMimi Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, USA
Med Anthropol Q 18:305-24. 2004..Researchers need to exert caution in propagating the idea that smoking is commonly used as a conscious and sustained weight-control strategy among adolescent females and young women...
- Reconsidering stress and smoking: a qualitative study among college studentsMark Nichter
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA
Tob Control 16:211-4. 2007..Although it is widely acknowledged among adult smokers that increases in smoking are often precipitated by stressful events, far less attention has been given to smoking during times of stress among youth...
- Developing a patient-centered outcome measure for complementary and alternative medicine therapies I: defining content and formatCheryl Ritenbaugh
Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
BMC Complement Altern Med 11:135. 2011..Here we describe Phase I of our research program, the iterative process of content identification, item development and refinement, and response format selection. Cognitive interviews and psychometric evaluation are reported separately...
- The compliance paradox: what we need to know about "real-world" dietary supplement use in the United StatesJennifer Jo Thompson
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 13:48-55. 2007....
- Using qualitative research to inform survey development on nicotine dependence among adolescentsMark Nichter
Department of Anthropology, 1009 E South Campus Drive, Building 30, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 68:S41-56. 2002..Following a formative research process like this one will help tobacco researchers gain a better understanding of how nicotine dependence develops...
- On the definition of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine: societal mega-stereotypes vs. the patients' perspectivesOpher Caspi
Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Altern Ther Health Med 9:58-62. 2003..It is our conclusion that individual patients, rather than society, should be the frame of reference and defining source for what constitutes integrative medicine and CAM...
- Reconsidering the placebo response from a broad anthropological perspectiveJennifer Jo Thompson
Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0030, USA
Cult Med Psychiatry 33:112-52. 2009..Given body/mind/emotional resonance, we suggest that the placebo response is an evolutionarily adaptive trait and part of healing mechanisms operating across many levels--from genetic and cellular to social and cultural...
- Role of the media in influencing trajectories of youth smokingMelanie Wakefield
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, 1 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053
Addiction 98:79-103. 2003....
- Prices, policies and youth smoking, May 2001Lan Liang
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, M C 144, 601 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Addiction 98:105-22. 2003..More frequently collected longitudinal data than those currently available are needed to address the above issues. Understanding smoking behavior cannot be achieved without incorporating familial and other social contexts...
- Effects of anti-smoking advertising on youth smoking: a reviewMelanie Wakefield
Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Control Research Institute, The Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Australia
J Health Commun 8:229-47. 2003..Anti-smoking advertising can influence youth smoking, but whether it does in the context of individual anti-smoking campaigns needs to be the subject of careful evaluation...
- The proximal association between smoking and alcohol use among first year college studentsLisa Dierker
Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, 207 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 81:1-9. 2006..This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between patterns of day-to-day smoking and drinking among first year college students...
- Tobacco use in Kerala: findings from three recent studiesA S Pradeepkumar
Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 695011, Kerala, India
Natl Med J India 18:148-53. 2005..We reviewed the literature on tobacco use in Kerala and present data from three recently conducted unpublished studies...
- Tobacco use among medical professionals in Kerala, India: the need for enhanced tobacco cessation and control effortsSailesh Mohan
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala, India
Addict Behav 31:2313-8. 2006..Smoking cessation programs are warranted in medical schools in Kerala. An initiative is presently underway by the authors to incorporate tobacco education into the medical school curriculum...
- Tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use among first-year U.S. college students: a time series analysisLisa Dierker
Wesleyan University, Department of Psychology, Middletown, Connecticut 06459, USA
Subst Use Misuse 43:680-99. 2008..Study limitations are noted...
- Characterizing early cigarette use episodes in novice smokersMichelle C Acosta
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025, USA
Addict Behav 33:106-21. 2008..This study demonstrates that it is possible to study EUEs in college students within days or weeks of their occurrence and that most of these occur in social settings with the concurrent use of alcohol...
- Physician assessment of patient smoking in Indonesia: a public health priorityNawi Ng
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, IKM Building 3rd Floor, Farmako Street, North Sekip, Jogjakarta 55281, Indonesia
Tob Control 16:190-6. 2007..To explore Indonesian physician's smoking behaviours, their attitudes and clinical practices towards smoking cessation...
- Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & IndonesiaMark Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..
- Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & IndonesiaMark Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2009..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..
- Building Capacity of Tobacco Cessation in India & IndonesiaMark A Nichter; Fiscal Year: 2010..The proposed project will leverage lessons learned during QTI and provide an infrastructure for training a next generation of local tobacco researchers to meet the challenges of tobacco cessation within their own countries. ..