Protocol - Personal Perception and Knowledge of Smoking-related Cancer Risk
These questions ask current and former smokers how often they worry about lung cancer and ask them to assess their perception of being diagnosed with lung cancer.
These questions are only asked of current or former smokers. In order to exclude nonsmokers, the Cancer Working Group recommends adding a filter question. The recommended filter question can be located in the PhenX Toolkit. Please see question 1 of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances measure Tobacco - Smoking Status (Adult Protocol).
1. How often do you worry about getting lung cancer? Would you say:
[ ] Rarely or never
[ ] Sometimes
[ ] Often
[ ] All of the time
2. Compared to others your age who currently smoke, what do you think are your chances of being diagnosed with lung cancer during your lifetime? Are you:
[ ] at much less risk
[ ] at less risk
[ ] at the same risk
[ ] at higher risk
[ ] at much higher risk
Protocol Name from Source:
Personnel and Training Required
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Men and women aged 55 to 74 years old who are current or former smokers*
*While this questionnaire was used in a study of men and women aged 55 to 74 years old, the Cancer Working Group deems it appropriate to use with men and women over age¯¿½18 years.
It is important to understand the reasons people smoke in order to guide public health strategies. If people smoke because they are unaware of the adverse health consequences of smoking, public health efforts must emphasize education. If people smoke despite this knowledge, other strategies, such as treatment for addicted smokers or special interventions targeted to adolescents, might be more effective.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Person Smoking Cancer Risk Perception Text||2961260||CDE Browser|
|Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)||Knowl smok cancer risk proto||62571-5||LOINC|
Process and Review
SourceU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Cancer Institute. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, Supplemental Questionnaire. Version Date: 1/06, page 9, questions 58 and 59 (source for questions 1 and 2).
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX070701020000||Compared to others your age who currently more||N/A|
|PX070701010000||How often do you worry about getting lung more||N/A|
Personal Perception and Knowledge of Smoking-related Cancer Risk
December 30, 2009
Measure to assess concerns and perceived risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer
Understanding the etiology of cancer is critical to crafting public health strategies to control it. Although the relationship of tobacco to lung and other cancers has been established for half a century, perceptions of health risks remain critical to understand.
cancer, smoking, lung, cancer risk, perception, tobacco, public health, strategies, education, treatment, addicted, interventions, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial