This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by researchers in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Division's faculty and staff study the role of health behaviors in the prevention and management of disease, develop interventions that promote health behavior change, and seek to broadly promote the implementation and dissemination of their work. The Division was founded in 1983 in the Department of Medicine by Judith K. Ockene, PhD., MEd., MA, and joined the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in 2018.

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Publications from 1992

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Are we pushing the limits of public health interventions for smoking cessation, Judith K. Ockene

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Emphasizing screening activities in a community health center: a case study of a breast cancer screening project, Jane G. Zapka, L. Chasan, Robin S. Barth, Edith Mas, and Mary E. Costanza

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Processes of change in smoking cessation: a cross-validation study in cardiac patients, Jean L. Kristeller, Joseph S. Rossi, Judith K. Ockene, Robert J. Goldberg, and James O. Prochaska

Smoking cessation and severity of disease: the Coronary Artery Smoking Intervention Study, Judith K. Ockene, Jean L. Kristeller, Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, Philip A. Merriam, Susan V. Barrett, Penelope S. Pekow, David W. Hosmer, and Ralph Gianelly

Publications from 1991

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Baseline factors associated with smoking cessation and relapse. MRFIT Research Group, Norman Hymowitz, Mary Sexton, Judith K. Ockene, and Gregory Grandits

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Cigarette smoking and mortality. MRFIT Research Group, Lewis H. Kuller, Judith K. Ockene, Elaine Meilahn, Deborah N. Wentworth, Kenneth H. Svendsen, and James D. Neaton

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Cigarette smoking in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT). Introduction, overview, method, and conclusions, Judith K. Ockene and B. Jessica Shaten

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Comparison of smoking behavior change for SI and UC study groups. MRFIT Research Group, Judith K. Ockene, Norman Hymowitz, John Lagus, and B. Jessica Shaten

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Feasibility of universal screening mammography. Lessons from a community intervention, Mary E. Costanza, C. J. D'Orsi, H. L. Greene Jr., Victoria P. Gaw, A. Karellas, and Jane G. Zapka

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Smoking cessation and change in diastolic blood pressure, body weight, and plasma lipids. MRFIT Research Group, Terence A. Gerace, Jack F. Hollis, Judith K. Ockene, and Kenneth H. Svendsen

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Validity and reliability of psychosocial factors related to breast cancer screening, Jane G. Zapka, D. R. Harris, Anne M. Stoddard, and Mary E. Costanza

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Interval adherence to mammography screening guidelines, Jane G. Zapka, Anne M. Stoddard, L. Maul, and Mary E. Costanza

Severity of angiographically proven coronary artery disease predicts smoking cessation, David Frid, Ira S. Ockene, Judith K. Ockene, Philip A. Merriam, Robert J. Goldberg, Jean L. Kristeller, and Susan V. Barrett

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Community Intervention Trial for Smoking Cessation (COMMIT): opportunities for community psychologists in chronic disease prevention, Edward Lichtenstein, Linda Nettekoven, and Judith K. Ockene

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Effects of a worksite nonsmoking policy: evidence for increased cessation, Glorian Sorsensen, Nancy A. Rigotti, Amy Rosen, John Pinney, and Ray Prible

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Hospital nonsmoking policies, Glorian Sorensen and Judith K. Ockene

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Increasing the efficacy of physician-delivered smoking interventions: a randomized clinical trial, Judith K. Ockene, Jean L. Kristeller, Robert J. Goldberg, Terrence L. Amick, Penelope S. Pekow, David W. Hosmer, Mark E. Quirk, and Kathryn L. Kalan

Publications from 1990

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Relation of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) to lung cancer mortality in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT), Lewis H. Kuller, Judith K. Ockene, Elaine Meilahn, and Kenneth H. Svendsen

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The relationship of smoking cessation to coronary heart disease and lung cancer in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT), Judith K. Ockene, Lewis H. Kuller, Kenneth H. Svendsen, and Elaine Meilahn

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Screening mammography: a missed clinical opportunity? Results of the NCI Breast Cancer Screening Consortium and National Health Interview Survey Studies

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A functional assessment of heterosocial initiation behaviors in adults, Thomas M. DiLorenzo, Barry A. Edelstein, William T. Carr, Lori Pbert, Lynda Heiden, and Vanessa C. Selby

Publications from 1989

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Breast cancer screening by mammography: utilization and associated factors, Jane G. Zapka, Anne M. Stoddard, Mary E. Costanza, and Harru L. Greene Jr.

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The epidemiology of pulmonary function and COPD mortality in the multiple risk factor intervention trial, Lewis H. Kuller, Judith K. Ockene, Mary Townsend, Warren Browner, Elaine Meilahn, and Deborah N. Wentworth

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Effects on blood pressure of a decrease in sodium use in institutional food preparation: the Exeter-Andover Project, R. Curtis Ellison, Ann L. Capper, Wendy P. Stephenson, Robert J. Goldberg, David W. Hosmer, Kim F. Humphrey, Judith K. Ockene, Walter J. Gamble, Jelia C. Witschi, and Fredrick J. Stare

Publications from 1988

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A multifaceted behavioral intervention for pill-taking avoidance associated with Tylenol poisoning, Lori Pbert and Virginia L. Goetsch

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A residents' training program for the development of smoking intervention skills, Judith K. Ockene, Mark E. Quirk, Robert J. Goldberg, Jean L. Kristeller, Gary Donnelly, Kathryn L. Kalan, Bruce Gould, Harry L. Greene, Richard Harrison-Atlas, and James Pease

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Benefits and costs of lifestyle change to reduce risk of chronic disease, Judith K. Ockene, Glorian Sorensen, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ira S. Ockene, and Gary Donnelly

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Cigarette smoking: the physician's role in cessation and maintenance, Harry L. Greene, Robert J. Goldberg, and Judith K. Ockene

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Visual acuity improvement following fading and feedback training--I. Comparison of myopic and emmetropic volunteers, Frank L. Collins Jr., Lori Pbert, Brian Sharp, Stanley Smith, Karen M. Gil, and J. Vernon Odom

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Visual acuity improvement following fading and feedback training--II. Relationship to changes in refractive error, Lori Pbert, Frank L. Collins Jr., Stanley Smith, Brian Sharp, J. Vernon Odom, and Curtis Cornelius

Publications from 1987

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Does switching from cigarettes to pipes or cigars reduce tobacco smoke exposure, Judith K. Ockene, Terry F. Pechacek, Thomas M. Vogt, and Kenneth H. Svendsen

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Physician-delivered interventions for smoking cessation: strategies for increasing effectiveness, Judith K. Ockene

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The relationship of patient characteristics to physician delivery of advice to stop smoking, Judith K. Ockene, David W. Hosmer, Joanne W. Williams, Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, Timothy Biliouris, and James E. Dalen

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Smoking intervention: the expanding role of the physician, Judith K. Ockene

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Factors related to patient smoking status, Judith K. Ockene, David W. Hosmer, Joanne W. Williams, Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, and Theodore J. Raia III

Publications from 1986

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Behaviors and attitudes among medical students concerning cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption, Larry Maynard, Robert J. Goldberg, Judith K. Ockene, Barry S. Levy, John P. Howe III, and James E. Dalen

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Coronary heart disease death, nonfatal acute myocardial infarction and other clinical outcomes in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Research Group, Judith K. Ockene

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Relationship between baseline risk factors and coronary heart disease and total mortality in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Research Group, Judith K. Ockene

Publications from 1985

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Physicians' attitudes and practices toward CPR training in family members of patients with coronary heart disease, Robert J. Goldberg, Diana DeCosimo, Peter St. Louis, Joel M. Gore, Judith K. Ockene, and James E. Dalen

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Baseline rest electrocardiographic abnormalities, antihypertensive treatment, and mortality in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial Research Group, Judith K. Ockene

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Factors affecting cigarette smoking status in patients with ischemic heart disease, Judith K. Ockene, David W. Hosmer, James M. Rippe, Joanne W. Williams, Robert J. Goldberg, Diana DeCosimo, Patricia M. Maher, and James E. Dalen

Publications from 1984

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Toward a smoke-free society, Judith K. Ockene

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Layperson CPR--are we training the right people, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Donald G. Love, Judith K. Ockene, and James E. Dalen

Publications from 1982

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Comparison of patterns of smoking behavior change among smokers in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT), Judith K. Ockene, Norman Hymowitz, Mary Sexton, and Steven K. Broste

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Hyperstress and outcomes in a long-term smoking intervention program, Robert C. Benfari, Elaine D. Eaker, Judith K. Ockene, and Kevin M. McIntyre

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Control of cigarette smoking from a psychological perspective, Robert C. Benfari, Judith K. Ockene, and Kevin M. McIntyre

Publications from 1981

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A psychosocial model of smoking cessation and maintenance of cessation, Judith K. Ockene, Ronald Nutall, Robert C. Benfari, Irving Hurwitz, and Ira S. Ockene

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The multiple risk factor intervention trial (MRFIT). V. Intervention on smoking, Glenn H. Hughes, Norman Hymowitz, Judith K. Ockene, Nathan Simon, and Thomas M. Vogt