Risk perception among smokers: a qualitative study.

  title={Risk perception among smokers: a qualitative study.},
  author={N{\'u}ria Codern and Margarida Pla and Amaia Saenz de Ormijana and Francisco Javier Gonz{\'a}lez and Enriqueta Pujol and Maria Soler and Carmen Cabezas},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={30 10},
The aim of this qualitative study is to identify the dimensions people used to assess the risk of smoking and then compare them with those used by health professionals in primary healthcare. Five discussion groups were conducted. The field work was carried out in Barcelona (Spain), from February 2005 to January 2006. Data were analyzed following a semantic-thematic categorical content analysis (ACC-ts). Results showed that people tend to employ stereotypical discourses when evaluating the risk… CONTINUE READING

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