Erika A Waters
Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
- Perceptions of the US National Tobacco Quitline Among Adolescents and Adults: A Qualitative Study, 2012-2013Erika A Waters
Washington University in St Louis, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8100, Saint Louis, MO 63110 Email
Prev Chronic Dis 12:E131. 2015..Promoting quitlines on cigarette warning labels may increase call volume and smoking cessation rates but only if smokers are aware of, and receptive to, quitline services...
- Smokers' beliefs about the tobacco control potential of "a gene for smoking": a focus group studyErika A Waters
Department of Surgery Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University in St, Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA
BMC Public Health 14:1218. 2014..This study explored smokers' beliefs about the tobacco control uses for research examining genomics, smoking, and addiction...
- "Don't know" responses to risk perception measures: implications for underserved populationsErika A Waters
Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Med Decis Making 33:271-81. 2013..However, some survey respondents may not know (or may not indicate) their risk perceptions. The scope of "don't know" (DK) responding is unknown...
- Worry about cancer progression and low perceived social support: implications for quality of life among early-stage breast cancer patientsErika A Waters
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
Ann Behav Med 45:57-68. 2013..Worry about cancer progression and perceived social support can affect cancer survivors' quality of life (QOL)...
- Use of tamoxifen and raloxifene for breast cancer chemoprevention in 2010Erika A Waters
Department of Surgery Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8100, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 134:875-80. 2012..Multiple possible explanations for the low use exist, including lack of awareness and/or concern about side effects among primary care physicians and patients...
- Perceived risk, trust and health-related quality of life among cancer survivorsErika A Waters
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Ann Behav Med 39:91-7. 2010..To design effective interventions that improve cancer survivors' health-related quality of life (HRQoL), it is necessary to understand how HRQoL is related to cancer cognitions and interpersonal/social factors...
- Correlates of unrealistic risk beliefs in a nationally representative sampleErika A Waters
Department of Surgery Prevention and Control, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8100, 660 S Euclid, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Behav Med 34:225-35. 2011..UO and UP are associated with different demographic, health, and behavioral characteristics. Population segments that are already vulnerable to negative health outcomes displayed more UP than less vulnerable populations...
- Prevalence of tamoxifen use for breast cancer chemoprevention among U.S. womenErika A Waters
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:443-6. 2010..Tamoxifen can reduce the risk of developing invasive estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer by 49%, but it is unknown how many women in the United States are taking tamoxifen for primary prevention of breast cancer...
- Reactions to FDA-Proposed Graphic Warning Labels Affixed to U.S. Smokers' Cigarette PacksAmy McQueen
Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO
Nicotine Tob Res 17:784-95. 2015..Graphic warning labels have been shown to be more effective than text-only labels in increasing attention and perceived health risks, but most U.S. studies have involved single exposures in laboratory or Internet settings...
- Food and Drug Administration evaluation and cigarette smoking risk perceptionsAnnette R Kaufman
Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Am J Health Behav 35:766-76. 2011..To examine the relationship between a belief about Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety evaluation of cigarettes and smoking risk perceptions...
- Explanations for side effect aversion in preventive medical treatment decisionsErika A Waters
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Office of Preventive Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7365, USA
Health Psychol 28:201-9. 2009..One was derived from mental accounting, one examined the mere presence of a side effect, and one focused on computational difficulties...
- "I don't know" my cancer risk: exploring deficits in cancer knowledge and information-seeking skills to explain an often-overlooked participant responseJennifer L Hay
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA JLH Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, SUNY, New York, NY, USA HO, MTK Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA EAW
Med Decis Making 35:436-45. 2015..Participants' "don't know" responses to perceived-risk items (DKPR) are usually excluded from analyses. Yet those who provide such responses may have unique cancer information needs...
- Perceptions of cancer as a death sentence: prevalence and consequencesRichard P Moser
National Cancer Institute, USA
J Health Psychol 19:1518-24. 2014..In the adult US population, perceiving cancer as a death sentence is common and is associated with education level and avoidance of physicians. ..
- Requests for cancer prevention information: the cancer information service (2002-2006)Helen W Sullivan
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute NCI, National Institutes of Health NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
J Cancer Educ 25:16-22. 2010..Demographic characteristics were associated with patterns of change across time. Results suggest that efforts are needed to increase public awareness of cancer prevention, particularly among certain populations...
- Concerns about unintended negative consequences of informing the public about multifactorial risks may be premature for young adult smokersErika A Waters
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Br J Health Psychol 19:720-36. 2014..Concerns have been raised that learning about such multifactorial risks might have detrimental effects on health-related beliefs, cognitions, and affect. However, experimental evidence is sparse...
- What is my cancer risk? How internet-based cancer risk assessment tools communicate individualized risk estimates to the public: content analysisErika A Waters
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7365, USA
J Med Internet Res 11:e33. 2009..However, poorly communicated information on these websites may result in unintended adverse health outcomes...
- Cancer prevention information-seeking among Hispanic and non-Hispanic users of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service: trends in telephone and LiveHelp useErika A Waters
Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
J Health Commun 14:476-86. 2009..When communicating cancer prevention information via multiple channels, it is important to consider differences in access to communication technologies and preferred communication channels among ethnic minority groups...