We describe the characteristics of individuals being screened in community settings including factors influencing screening decisions and the level of information sought prior to screening. Individuals from two community-based radiology clinics (N = 27) were surveyed after screening. Screening efficacy and salience were the most important factors in screening decisions, whereas healthcare provider recommendations were rated not important. Half of participants reported no or little conversation about screening with their primary care provider, and 61.5 percent had not sought any information on screening. Individuals being screened in a community setting are unlikely to have sufficient information for an informed decision about screening.
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: M.M.B. was funded through NIH NCI K07 CA 101812 (Pennsylvania), S.E.L. through the VA HSR&D Associated Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (Minnesota), and J.L.S. through an Investigator-Initiated Grant from the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program (Kentucky).
Byrne, Margaret M.; Lillie, Sarah E.; and Studts, Jamie L., "Lung Cancer Screening in a Community Setting: Characteristics, Motivations, and Attitudes of Individuals Being Screened" (2019). Behavioral Science Faculty Publications. 52.