Risk perceptions among participants undergoing lung cancer screening: Baseline results from the national lung screening trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Health
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Mass Chest X-Ray
  • Mass Screening
  • Risk Assessment
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • August 28, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2831282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12160-009-9112-9

PubMed ID

  • 19711141

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 268

end page

  • 79

volume

  • 37

number

  • 3