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Measures Development and Evaluation Studies
Glanz K, Steffen AD. Development and Reliability Testing for Measures of Psychosocial Constructs Associated with Adolescent Girls' Calcium Intake. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, May 2008; 108(5):857-61.
Glanz K, Basil M, Maibach E, Goldberg J, Snyder D. Why Americans Eat What They Do: Taste, Nutrition, Cost, Convenience, and Weight Control Concerns as Influences on Food Consumption. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 98: 1118-1126, 1998.
Kristal A, Glanz K, Feng Z, Hebert JR, Probart C, Eriksen M, Heimendinger J. Does using a short dietary questionnaire instead of a food frequency improve response rates to a health assessment survey? Journal of Nutrition Education 26:224-227, 1994.
Glanz K, Kristal A, Sorensen G, Palombo R, Heimendinger J, Probart C. Development and validation of measures of psychosocial factors influencing fat- and fiber-related dietary behavior. Preventive Medicine, 23:373-387, 1993.
Sun Exposure, Sun Protection and Skin Cancer
Glanz K, McCarty F, Nehl EJ, O'Riordan DL, Gies P, Bundy L, Locke AE, Hall DM. Validity of Self-Reported Sunscreen Use by Parents, Children and Lifeguards. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36: 63-69, 2009.
O'Riordan DL, Nehl E, Gies P, Bundy L, Burgess K, Davis E, Glanz K. Validity of covering-up sun protection habits: Association of observations and self-report. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 60(5): 739-744, 2009.
Glanz K, Yaroch AL, Dancel M, Saraiya M, Crane LA, Buller DB, Manne S, O'Riordan DL, Heckman CJ, Hay J, Robinson JK. Measures of Sun Exposure and Sun Protection Practices for Behavioral and Epidemiologic Research. Archives of Dermatology, 144(2); 217-222, 2008.
O'Riordan DL, Glanz K, Gies P, Elliott T. A Pilot Study of the Validity of Self-Reported Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Sun Protection Practices Among Lifeguards, Parents and Children. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 84: 774-778, 2008.
Glanz K, Silverio R, Farmer A. Diary reveals sun protective practices. The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, 14:27-28, 86, 1996. Reprinted as "Daily diary reveals sun protective practices" in Primary Care and Cancer, 17 (5):21-23, 1997.
This section provides links to the actual measures validated by the studies listed in the development section above.
Nutrition Environment Measures Survey - Restaurant (NEMS-R) (Saelens et al., 2007)
[For the NEMS website, click here]
Sun Exposure and Practices
[Note: the Core Skin Cancer Prevention Questionnaire and SHS have significant overlap in their content. However, the Core Questionnaire was designed by an expert consensus panel (of which Dr. Glanz was a participant), and the SHS was independently developed by Dr. Glanz' research group.]
Glanz K, Hoelscher D. Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake by Changing Environments, Policy and Pricing: Restaurant-Based Research, Strategies, and Recommendations. Preventive Medicine, 29: S88-S93, 2004.
Brug J, van Assema P, Kok G, LenderinkT, Glanz K. Self-rated dietary fat intake: Associations with objectively assessed intake, psychosocial factors and intention to change. Journal of Nutrition Education, 26:218-223, 1994.
Sun Exposure, Sun Protection and Skin Cancer
Mullen PD, Allen JD, Glanz K, Fernandez ME, Bowen DJ, Pruitt SL, Glenn BA, Pignone M. Measures used in studies of informed decision making about cancer screening. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 32(3): 188-201, 2006.
Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a system of highly reliable, valid, flexible, precise, and responsive assessment tools that measure patient-reported health status.