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Mary M. Step, Ph.D. Publications

  • Flocke, S.A., Step, M.M., Antognoli, E., Lawson, P.J., Smith, S., Parran, T., and Marsh, S. (2014). A randomized trial to evaluate primary care clinician training to use the Teachable Moment Communication Process for smoking cessation counseling. Preventive Medicine, 69, 267-273.
  • Werner, J.J., Lawson, P.J., Panaite, V., Step. M.M., Flocke, S.A. (2013) Comparing primary care physicians' smoking cessation counseling techniques to motivational interviewing. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 7, 139-142.
  • Step, M.M., Kypriotakis, G., & Rose, J.H (2013). An exploration of the relative influence of patient’sage and cancer recurrence status on symptom distress, anxiety and depression over time.Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. DOI:10.1080/07347332.2012.761318.
  • Mazanec, S., Daly, B., Meropol, N., & Step, M. (2012). Facilitating enrollment in a cancer registry through modified consent procedures: A pilot study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(5), 71-75. DOI:10.1525/jer.2012.7.5.71
  • Flocke, S.A., Antognoli, E., Step, M.M., Marsh, S., Parran, T., & Mason, M.J. (2012) A teachable moment communication process for smoking cessation talk: Description of a group randomized clinician-focused intervention. BMC Health Services Research, 12: 109.DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-109 URL:
  • Siminoff, L.A. & Step, M.M. (2011) A comprehensive observational coding scheme for analyzing instrumental, affective and relational communication in healthcare contexts. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 178-197.
  • Step, M.M. & Ray, E. B. (2011) Patient perceptions of oncologist-patient communication about prognosis: Changes from initial diagnosis to cancer recurrence. Health Communication, 26(1), 48-58.
  • Step, M.M., Rose, J. H., Albert, J. M., Cheruvu, V. K., & Siminoff, L. A. (2009) Modeling patient-centered communication: Oncologist relational communication and patient communication involvement in breast cancer adjuvant therapy decision-making. Patient Education & Counseling, 77, 369-378.
  • Step, M.M., Siminoff, L.A., & Rose, J. H., (2009) Differences in oncologist communication across age groups and contributions to adjuvant decision outcomes. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 57, S279-S282.
  • O’Toole, E., Step, M.M., Engelhardt, K., & Rose, J.H., (2009) The role of primary care physicians in advanced cancer care: Perspectives of older patients and their oncologists, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 57, S265-S268.
  • Siminoff, L. A., & Step, M.M. (2005). A communication model of shared decision-making: Accounting for treatment decisions. Health Psychology, 24, 99-105.
  • Step, M.M., & Finucane, M. O. (2002). Interpersonal communication motives in everyday interactions. Communication Quarterly, 50, 93-109.
  • Rubin, A. M., & Step, M.M. (2000). Impact of motivation, attraction, and parasocial interaction on talk radio listening. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 44, 635-654
  • Rubin, A. M., & Step, M.M. (1997).Viewing television talk shows. Communication Research Reports. 14,106-115.
  • Infante, D. A., Step, M.M., & Horvath, C. L. (1997). Counter-attitudinal advocacy: When high argumentatives are more persuasable. Communication Research Reports, 14, 79-87.