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Protocol - Personal Perception and Knowledge of Smoking-related Cancer Risk

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Description:

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.

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:

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

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 18 years.

Specific Instructions:

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).

Selection Rationale

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.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
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
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source
U.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).
General References

None

Protocol ID:

70701

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX070701_Lung_Cancer_Risk_Assessment PX070701020000 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: 4 N/A
PX070701_Lung_Cancer_Worry PX070701010000 How often do you worry about getting lung cancer? Would you say: 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Personal Perception and Knowledge of Smoking-related Cancer Risk

Release Date:

December 30, 2009

Definition

Measure to assess concerns and perceived risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer

Purpose

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.

Keywords

cancer, smoking, lung, cancer risk, perception, tobacco, public health, strategies, education, treatment, addicted, interventions, Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial