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Measurement of Cancer-Related Risk Perception in Smokers

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Cancer Related-Risks, Risk Perception, Survey, Focus Group

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Trial Information

Measurement of Cancer-Related Risk Perception in Smokers

The goal of the study is to develop and provide initial evidence for the reliability and
validity of a measure of cancer-related risk perception. As such, the primary outcomes of
the study will be initial construct validity (convergent validity and discriminant validity)
of the proposed scale as evidenced by correlations of this test with other tests that vary
in the degree of association to the proposed construct of cancer-related risk perception. It
is anticipated that the cancer-related risk perception scale will correlate most highly
(.50-.60) with measures of tobacco and environmental risk exposures, readiness to quit
smoking, and family cancer history.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Subject must be >= to 18 years of age

- For recruitment at Adelphi University: Speak English

- For recruitment at Queens Hospital Center: Speak English

- For recruitment at Queens Hospital Center: Must be a Queens Hospital Center Patient

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients who have a history of colorectal cancer at the Queens Hospital Center

- Patients who cannot give informed consent

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Develop a comprehensive "blueprint," or description of the cancer-related risk perception construct; to use it to generate a cancer-related risk perception item pool; conduct an analysis of the generated items

Outcome Time Frame:

3 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Jennifer L Hay, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2001

Completion Date:

December 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Cancer Related-Risks
  • Risk Perception
  • Survey
  • Focus Group
  • Cancer related-Risks
  • Risk Perception
  • Survey
  • Focus Group
  • Smoking cessation
  • tobacco



Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York  10021
Queens Hospital Center Jamaica, New York  11432
Adelphi University New York, New York  11013
New York University, College of Dentistry New York, New York  10010