- Australian Smokers' and Nonsmokers' Exposure to Antismoking Warnings in Day-to-Day Life: A Pilot Study
School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Nicotine Tob Res 17:876-81. 2015
..We used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to give an overview on the number, type, and locations where individuals encounter such messages and to examine their immediate reactions...
- An exploratory examination of the mechanisms through which pre-quit patch use aids smoking cessation
School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 231:2603-9. 2014
- Beyond the usual suspects: target group- and behavior-specific factors add to a theory-based sun protection intervention for teenagers
Department of Education and Psychology, Methods and Evaluation, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
J Behav Med 36:508-19. 2013
..29, p < .001) predicted behavior changes. Target group- and behavior-specific intervention components are as important for changes in intentions and behavior as components derived from common health behavior theories...
- When risk communication backfires: randomized controlled trial on self-affirmation and reactance to personalized risk feedback in high-risk individuals
Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 23, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia
Health Psychol 32:561-70. 2013
- Facilitating sunscreen use in women by a theory-based online intervention: a randomized controlled trial
Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
J Health Psychol 17:207-16. 2012
..Coping planning emerged as the only mediator between the intervention and sunscreen use at Time 3. Findings point to the role played by coping planning as an ingredient of sun protection interventions...
- Translating intentions into sunscreen use: an interaction of self-efficacy and appearance norms
Department of Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Psychol Health Med 17:447-56. 2012
..Thus, for skin-protection motivation to become effective, self-efficacy is needed in conjunction with less positive appearance norms. Implications for public health promotion and mass media sunscreen use campaigns are discussed...
- Examination of the mechanism of action of two pre-quit pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation
Stuart G Ferguson
School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 34, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
BMC Public Health 15:1268. 2015
..The primary objective of the current study is to test the mechanism of action of two pre-quit smoking cessation medications-varenicline and nicotine patch-in order to learn how best to optimize these pre-quit treatments...
- It's the power of food: individual differences in food cue responsiveness and snacking in everyday life
Division of Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 30, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 12:149. 2015
..This study for the first time examines everyday snacking using real-time assessment, and examines whether individual differences in cue effects on snacking can be explained by the Power of Food scale (PFS)...
- Risk perception moderates how intentions are translated into sunscreen use
Department of Education and Psychology, Health Psychology, Freie Universitat Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
J Behav Med 33:392-8. 2010
..Low risk perception reflects health-specific optimism which can be a facilitator of health behavior change, in this case the change of sunscreen use from Time 1 to Time 3...
- Higher stimulus control is associated with less cigarette intake in daily smokers
Stuart G Ferguson
School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
Psychol Addict Behav 30:229-37. 2016
..Overall, there was greater stimulus control in the Australian sample. Daily smokers also experience a degree of stimulus control, which is less influential in heavier smokers. (PsycINFO Database Record ..
- Patient Anxiety and Depression Moderate the Effects of Increased Self-management Knowledge on Physical Activity: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial on Health-Mentoring in COPD
a School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
COPD 12:502-9. 2015
..This paper explores the moderating effects of anxiety and depression on a health-mentoring intervention, focusing on mechanisms of change (mediation)...
- Compliance with an EMA monitoring protocol and its relationship with participant and smoking characteristics
Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Aging, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nicotine Tob Res 16:S88-92. 2014
..This study evaluates the impact of demographic and smoking-related participant characteristics on compliance to an EMA smoking study protocol...