G C Williams

Summary

Affiliation: University of Rochester
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT): a cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients' adherence to physiotherapists' recommendations: study rationale,
    Chris Lonsdale
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:104. 2012
  2. pmc A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    Department of Family Medicine, 1Family Medicine Research Programs, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:374. 2012
  3. pmc Self-determination theory: its application to health behavior and complementarity with motivational interviewing
    Heather Patrick
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute 6130 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 7335, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:18. 2012
  4. pmc Toward systematic integration between self-determination theory and motivational interviewing as examples of top-down and bottom-up intervention development: autonomy or volition as a fundamental theoretical principle
    Maarten Vansteenkiste
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:23. 2012
  5. pmc A self-determination multiple risk intervention trial to improve smokers' health
    Geoffrey C Williams
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1288-94. 2006
  6. pmc Evaluation of a standard provision versus an autonomy promotive exercise referral programme: rationale and study design
    Kate Jolly
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:176. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring tobacco dependence treatment outcomes: a perspective from the behavior change consortium
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, NY 14627 0266, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:11-9. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 25:91-101. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered diabetes self-management education
    Geoffrey C Williams
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Internal Medicine, 2400 S Clinton Avenue, Building G 2nd Floor, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 2:145-52. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted intervention improves patient-centered diabetes care by increasing autonomy support
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 26:728-34. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Creating a Virtual Clinician Research Tool
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Real-time Assessment of Autonomy in Smoking Cessation
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Self-Determination and Maintaining Tobacco Abstinence
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. SELF DETERMINATION, SMOKING, DIET, AND HEALTH
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT): a cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients' adherence to physiotherapists' recommendations: study rationale,
    Chris Lonsdale
    School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:104. 2012
    ..The aim of this trial is to assess the effect of an intervention designed to increase physiotherapists' autonomy-supportive communication on low back pain patients' adherence to physical activity and exercise therapy recommendations...
  2. pmc A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    Department of Family Medicine, 1Family Medicine Research Programs, University of Rochester Medical Center, 1381 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:374. 2012
    ..The 5As (Ask, Advise, Agree, Assist, Arrange) are a clinical tool recommended for health behavior counseling in primary care...
  3. pmc Self-determination theory: its application to health behavior and complementarity with motivational interviewing
    Heather Patrick
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute 6130 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 7335, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:18. 2012
    ..Research is needed to empirically test the overlap and distinctions between SDT and MI and to determine the extent to which these two perspectives can be combined or co-exist as somewhat distinct approaches...
  4. pmc Toward systematic integration between self-determination theory and motivational interviewing as examples of top-down and bottom-up intervention development: autonomy or volition as a fundamental theoretical principle
    Maarten Vansteenkiste
    Department of Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:23. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, for a deeper integration to take place, we contend that MI researchers might want to embrace autonomy as a fundamental basic process underlying therapeutic change and we discuss the advantages of doing so...
  5. pmc A self-determination multiple risk intervention trial to improve smokers' health
    Geoffrey C Williams
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1288-94. 2006
    ..Little is known about how interventions motivate individuals to change multiple health risk behaviors. Self-determination theory (SDT) proposes that patient autonomy is an essential factor for motivating change...
  6. pmc Evaluation of a standard provision versus an autonomy promotive exercise referral programme: rationale and study design
    Kate Jolly
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 9:176. 2009
    ..Recent empirical evidence in health care and physical activity promotion contexts provides a foundation for testing the utility of a Self Determination Theory (SDT)-based exercise referral consultation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measuring tobacco dependence treatment outcomes: a perspective from the behavior change consortium
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, NY 14627 0266, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:11-9. 2005
    ..The workgroup concludes that trials should report both assessment of a prolonged period of abstinence of 6 months or longer, in addition to the traditional 7-day point prevalence outcome...
  8. ncbi request reprint Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 25:91-101. 2006
    ..The causal role of autonomy support in the internalization of autonomous motivation, perceived competence, and smoking cessation was supported...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered diabetes self-management education
    Geoffrey C Williams
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Internal Medicine, 2400 S Clinton Avenue, Building G 2nd Floor, Rochester, NY 14618, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 2:145-52. 2002
    ..Further research on patient-centered approaches that promote self-management is seen as critical in closing this gap...
  10. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted intervention improves patient-centered diabetes care by increasing autonomy support
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 26:728-34. 2007
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  11. pmc The importance of supporting autonomy and perceived competence in facilitating long-term tobacco abstinence
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, R C Box 270266, Rochester, NY 14627 0266, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:315-24. 2009
    ..The Public Health Service (PHS) Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence (Fiore et al. 2000) recommends supporting autonomy and perceived competence to facilitate tobacco abstinence...
  12. pmc Reducing the health risks of diabetes: how self-determination theory may help improve medication adherence and quality of life
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627 0266, USA
    Diabetes Educ 35:484-92. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to apply the self-determination theory (SDT) model of health behavior to predict medication adherence, quality of life, and physiological outcomes among patients with diabetes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Performance of a short percentage energy from fat tool in measuring change in dietary intervention studies
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    J Nutr 138:212S-217S. 2008
    ..Further methodologic research is called for in interventions producing significant changes and in diverse populations with adequate sample size...
  14. ncbi request reprint Variation in perceived competence, glycemic control, and patient satisfaction: relationship to autonomy support from physicians
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:39-45. 2005
    ..These results suggest training clinicians to increase their support of patient autonomy may be one important avenue to improve diabetes outcomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Promoting glycemic control through diabetes self-management: evaluating a patient activation intervention
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, P O Box 270266, Rochester, NY 14627 0266, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 56:28-34. 2005
    ..However, the activation intervention did not improve glycemic control directly...
  16. ncbi request reprint Testing a self-determination theory process model for promoting glycemic control through diabetes self-management
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 23:58-66. 2004
    ..Self-management behaviors mediated the relation between change in perceived competence and change in glycemic control. The self-determination process model fit the data well...
  17. ncbi request reprint Activating patients for smoking cessation through physician autonomy support
    G C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, New York, USA
    Med Care 39:813-23. 2001
    ..Test whether physicians' counseling patients for smoking cessation with an autonomy supportive rather than controlling style would increase patients' active involvement in the counseling session and increase maintained abstinence...
  18. ncbi request reprint Facilitating autonomous motivation for smoking cessation
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 21:40-50. 2002
    ..Perceived competence contributed independent variance to cessation only at 6 months...
  19. pmc The smoker's health project: a self-determination theory intervention to facilitate maintenance of tobacco abstinence
    Geoffrey C Williams
    University of Rochester, Healthy Living Center, Center for Community Health, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:535-43. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Supporting autonomy to motivate patients with diabetes for glucose control
    G C Williams
    Department of Medicine, The Genesee Hospital, The University of Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    Diabetes Care 21:1644-51. 1998
    ..e., patient centeredness) from their diabetes care providers related to improved glucose control over a 12-month period...
  21. ncbi request reprint Autonomous regulation and long-term medication adherence in adult outpatients
    G C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, The Genesee Hospital, New York 14627, USA
    Health Psychol 17:269-76. 1998
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  22. ncbi request reprint Presenting the facts about smoking to adolescents: effects of an autonomy-supportive style
    G C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:959-64. 1999
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  23. ncbi request reprint Health care practitioners' motivation for tobacco-dependence counseling
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Educ Res 18:538-53. 2003
    ..In turn, change in perceived autonomy predicted change in time spent counseling and change in use of the AHCPR guidelines...
  24. ncbi request reprint The importance of self-determination theory for medical education
    G C Williams
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, New York 14627, USA
    Acad Med 74:992-5. 1999
    ..more autonomy-supportive medical education may result in more effective health care delivery...
  25. pmc Aspiring to physical health: the role of aspirations for physical health in facilitating long-term tobacco abstinence
    Christopher P Niemiec
    Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 74:250-7. 2009
    ..To assess aspirations for physical health over 18 months. To examine whether maintained importance of aspirations for physical health mediated and/or moderated the effect of an intensive intervention on long-term tobacco abstinence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Integrative nonpharmacologic behavioral interventions for the management of cancer-related fatigue
    Karen M Mustian
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Oncologist 12:52-67. 2007
    ..Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is found at the end of this article...
  27. pmc Clinician-patient communication about physical activity in an underserved population
    Jennifer K Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Family Medicine Research Programs, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 21:118-27. 2008
    ..Our goal was to assess primary care physicians' use of the 5A model in discussions with underserved populations about physical activity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among patients receiving clozapine
    J Steven Lamberti
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1273-6. 2006
    ..This study compared the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder receiving clozapine with a matched comparison group from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  29. ncbi request reprint Actualizing Gadow's moral framework for nursing through research
    Daryl Sharp Minicucci
    University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Nurs Philos 4:92-103. 2003
    ..Study findings are discussed in light of Gadow's philosophical views, and implications for nursing highlighted...
  30. pmc Getting patients to exercise more: a systematic review of underserved populations
    Jennifer K Carroll
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Family Medicine Research Programs, 1381 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    J Fam Pract 57:170-6, E1-3, 1 p following E3. 2008
  31. ncbi request reprint Emergency physicians' fear of malpractice in evaluating patients with possible acute cardiac ischemia
    David A Katz
    Department of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Center for Research in the Implementation of Innovative Strategies in Practice, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 46:525-33. 2005
    ..We evaluate the association between emergency physicians' fear of malpractice and the triage and evaluation patterns of patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome...
  32. pmc Why do physicians vary so widely in their referral rates?
    P Franks
    Primary Care Institute, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 15:163-8. 2000
    ..To determine which physician practice and psychological factors contribute to observed variation in primary care physicians' referral rates...
  33. ncbi request reprint Medical students' motivation for internal medicine
    G C Williams
    Program for Biopsychosocial Studies, University of Rochester, New York 14627
    J Gen Intern Med 9:327-33. 1994
    ..Instructors who teach in an autonomy-supportive manner enhance students' perceived competence and interest in internal medicine, which increases the likelihood they will select an internal medicine residency...
  34. ncbi request reprint Self-determination, smoking, diet and health
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Department of Medicine, University of Rochester, NY 14627, USA
    Health Educ Res 17:512-21. 2002
    ..Structural equation modeling will test the model for both behaviors within the intervention and usual-care conditions...
  35. pmc Cost-effectiveness of intensive tobacco dependence intervention based on self-determination theory
    Irena Pesis-Katz
    School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 46 Prince St, Ste 3001, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e393-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate cost-effectiveness of a tobacco dependence intervention based on self-determination theory (SDT) and consistent with the Public Health Service (PHS)-sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence...
  36. ncbi request reprint Use of signal detection methodology to identify subgroups of dietary supplement use in diverse populations
    Rachel E Davis
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Nutr 138:205S-211S. 2008
    ..The results of this study suggest that patterns of dietary supplement use are complex and support the use of SDM to identify possible population characteristics for targeted and tailored health communication interventions...
  37. ncbi request reprint Response to Connelly. First at the Gates of Fire: can there be any survivors?
    Geoffrey C Williams
    Health Educ Res 17:700-3; author reply 704-5. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Self-determination theory, motivational interviewing, and the treatment of clients with acute suicidal ideation
    Peter C Britton
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    J Clin Psychol 64:52-66. 2008
    ..SDT-based suggestions and an adaptation of MI are introduced to guide clinicians through this process...
  39. ncbi request reprint Validating the theoretical structure of the Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire (TSRQ) across three different health behaviors
    Chantal S Levesque
    Department of Psychology, Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:691-702. 2007
    ..73). The present study provides further evidence of the validity of the TSRQ and its usefulness as an assessment tool across various settings and for different health behaviors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Correspondence of the NCI Fruit and Vegetable Screener to repeat 24-H recalls and serum carotenoids in behavioral intervention trials
    Geoffrey W Greene
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
    J Nutr 138:200S-204S. 2008
    ..11 servings in women. Alternative FVS scoring procedures and a 1-item screener lowered correlations with 24HR as well as serum carotenoids but alternate scoring procedures generally improved estimations of servings...
  41. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and precision of two short screeners to assess change in fruit and vegetable consumption among diverse populations participating in health promotion intervention trials
    Karen E Peterson
    Program in Public Health Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 138:218S-225S. 2008
    ..Biases in FVS estimates may reflect participants' lifestyles and sociodemographic characteristics and require further examination in longitudinal samples representative of diverse populations...
  42. ncbi request reprint Baseline design elements and sample characteristics for seven sites participating in the Nutrition Working Group of the Behavior Change Consortium
    Amy L Yaroch
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Nutr 138:185S-192S. 2008
    ..This paper provides the overall framework and descriptive information and serves as the reference for the BCC NWG special supplement...
  43. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a short dietary assessment instrument for percentage energy from fat in an intervention study
    Frances E Thompson
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Nutr 138:193S-199S. 2008
    ..The question of whether the PFat adequately measures change in diet is addressed in another article in this supplement...
  44. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of a nutrition working group
    Geoffrey W Greene
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:299-306. 2007
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  45. ncbi request reprint Social desirability trait influences on self-reported dietary measures among diverse participants in a multicenter multiple risk factor trial
    James R Hebert
    South Carolina Statewide Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Nutr 138:226S-234S. 2008
    ....

Research Grants16

  1. Creating a Virtual Clinician Research Tool
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Researchers will use the tool to determine the best information to provide in the discussion and the best way to present it to patients so that the information and plan is used to avoid getting cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. ..
  2. Real-time Assessment of Autonomy in Smoking Cessation
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The potential benefits of the proposed research to public health is to more clearly understand how to motivate tobacco abstinence that will reduce mortality from three leading causes; cardiovascular disease, cancer, and emphysema. ..
  3. Self-Determination and Maintaining Tobacco Abstinence
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The SDT process model of maintained cessation will be tested using structural equation modeling, and cost-effectiveness analyses will be done for the interventions. ..
  4. SELF DETERMINATION, SMOKING, DIET, AND HEALTH
    Geoffrey Williams; Fiscal Year: 2004
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