Risk perceptions among participants undergoing lung cancer screening: Baseline results from the national lung screening trial
Attitude to Health
Mass Chest X-Ray
Tobacco Use Disorder
Using a comprehensive risk perception measurement, we found that current and former smokers held different risk perceptions. Former and current smokers' smoking and medical history, race, emotional concerns, behavior change cognitions, and knowledge should be considered during a prescreening risk communication session. We highlight the theoretical and risk communication implications for former and current smokers undergoing lung cancer screening.