Young smokers’ views of genetic susceptibility testing for lung cancer risk: minding unintended consequences

@article{Docherty2011YoungSV,
  title={Young smokers’ views of genetic susceptibility testing for lung cancer risk: minding unintended consequences},
  author={Sharron L. Docherty and Colleen M McBride and Saskia C Sanderson and Suzanne C. O’Neill and James A. Shepperd and Isaac M Lipkus},
  journal={Journal of Community Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={165-172}
}
Assessment of smokers’ responses to individualized feedback of genetic susceptibility has shown little or no influence on smoking cessation outcomes. One explanation is that smokers may be having unintended responses that undermine the feedback’s motivational impact (e.g., fatalism or downplaying risk). In preparation for a large randomized trial with college smokers, we conducted a qualitative pilot study to explore smokers’ motives for genetic testing and how these motives might influence… CONTINUE READING
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