Jean Wooldridge

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Helping women make choices to reduce cancer risk and to improve breast health behaviors is important, but the best ways to reach more people with intervention assistance is not known. To test the efficacy of a web-based intervention designed to help women make better breast health choices, we adapted our previously tested, successful breast health(More)
BACKGROUND Results are reported from a large randomized trial designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among callers to the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) (n = 1,717). METHODS CIS callers assigned to the intervention group (n = 861) received a brief proactive educational intervention over the telephone at the end(More)
Much is written about Internet access, Web access, Web site accessibility, and access to online health information. The term access has, however, a variety of meanings to authors in different contexts when applied to the Internet, the Web, and interactive health communication. We have summarized those varied uses and definitions and consolidated them into a(More)
BACKGROUND Women are currently offered multiple sources of breast cancer risk information, and the Internet is the most rapidly growing health information source. The objectives of this study were to identify women's preferences for receiving online breast cancer risk information, to identify barriers to accessing this information, and to identify(More)
This paper identifies the potential applications of information-management technology in the Cancer Information Service national network and describes some innovations of individual network offices in each area. New applications are explored and recommendations are made for coordinating these efforts nationally.
The Internet might transform the way in which health information is communicated to patient and general populations. Understanding differences in usage patterns will be critically important to ensuring the successful distribution of health information. The present study presents early data on the use patterns and predictors of use of a Web-based(More)
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