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“I don’t know” My Cancer Risk: Implications for Health Behavior Engagement

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, March 2016
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Title
“I don’t know” My Cancer Risk: Implications for Health Behavior Engagement
Published in
Annals of Behavioral Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/s12160-016-9789-5
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Authors

Erika A. Waters, Marc T. Kiviniemi, Heather Orom, Jennifer L. Hay

Abstract

Many people report uncertainty about their cancer risk. We examined whether such uncertainty was related to cancer prevention and detection behaviors. National Health Interview Survey data from 2005 to 2010 were analyzed. Participants reported their perceived risk for colorectal and breast cancers. Responses were coded as "valid" (i.e., less/as/more likely than average) or "don't know." In bivariate analyses for both cancer sites and survey years, "don't know" responders (DKR) engaged in less physical activity than "valid" responders (p < 0.05). DKR had lower mammography adherence than "valid" responders in 2005 and lower colorectal screening adherence in 2010 (p < 0.05). DKR had marginally lower colorectal screening adherence and fruit/vegetable consumption in 2005 (p < 0.06). Multivariable models indicated that the DKR-behavior relationship could be largely accounted for by education. Interventions that help people understand their cancer risk may provide particular benefit to people with low education and might consequently reduce health disparities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 6 26%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Master 3 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Other 6 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 8 35%
Psychology 6 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Sports and Recreations 1 4%
Other 3 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2016.
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#6,762,050
of 12,477,106 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Behavioral Medicine
#643
of 1,022 outputs
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#110,095
of 271,553 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Behavioral Medicine
#22
of 31 outputs
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