Psychological impact of computed tomography screening for lung cancer and occupational pulmonary disease among asbestos-exposed workers.

@article{Vierikko2009PsychologicalIO,
  title={Psychological impact of computed tomography screening for lung cancer and occupational pulmonary disease among asbestos-exposed workers.},
  author={Tuula Vierikko and Sirkku Kivist{\"o} and Ritva J{\"a}rvenp{\"a}{\"a} and Jukka Uitti and Panu Oksa and Pauliina Virtema and Tapio Vehmas},
  journal={European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={203-6}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the psychological impact of screening for lung cancer and occupational pulmonary disease among asbestos-exposed workers. Altogether, 633 workers were screened with chest computed tomography (627 men, 6 women, mean age 64.5 years). Participants' views on the necessity of screening,awareness of asbestos-exposure risks, their perceived lung cancer risk, trial adherence intention, health anxiety,and worry about lung cancer were assessed. Health anxiety… CONTINUE READING