Incorporating a Smoking Cessation Intervention into Lung Cancer Screening Programs: Preliminary Studies

Charlotte J. Hagerman, Catherine A. Tomko, Cassandra A. Stanton, Jenna A. Kramer, David B. Abrams, Eric D. Anderson, Kathryn L. Taylor

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Abstract

Two preliminary studies assessed whether telephone counseling (TC) is a feasible smoking cessation intervention following lung cancer screening. Seven older smokers undergoing lung cancer screening (pack years = 61.5) completed three TC sessions, which incorporated the screening result as motivation to quit. Participation (87.5%) and retention (85.7%) rates were good, and four smokers quit smoking (three of whom received abnormal results). We conducted four focus groups with 16 current and former older smokers (pack years = 55). Most believed that an abnormal scan would motivate them to quit and expressed interest in TC. TC may be feasible and potentially efficacious within lung screening programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-723
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015

Keywords

  • focus groups
  • lung cancer screening
  • smoking cessation
  • teachable moment
  • telephone counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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