Society of Behavioral Medicine supports implementation of high quality lung cancer screening in high-risk populations
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Graduate School of Nursing
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Health Policy | Neoplasms | Preventive Medicine | Translational Medical Research
The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of the chest for eligible populations to reduce lung cancer mortality. Consistent with efforts to translate research findings into real-world settings, SBM encourages health-care providers and health-care systems to (1) integrate evidence-based tobacco treatment as an essential component of LDCT-based lung cancer screening, (2) examine the structural barriers that may impact screening uptake, and (3) incorporate shared decision-making as a clinical platform to facilitate consultations and engagement with individuals at high risk for lung cancer about the potential benefits and harms associated with participation in a lung cancer screening program. We advise policy makers and legislators to support screening in high-risk populations by continuing to (1) expand access to high quality LDCT-based screening among underserved high-risk populations, (2) enhance cost-effectiveness by integrating evidence-based tobacco treatments into screening in high-risk populations, and (3) increase funding for research that explores implementation science and increased public awareness and access of diverse populations to participate in clinical and translational research.
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Citation: Transl Behav Med. 2016 Dec;6(4):669-671. Link to article on publisher's site
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Lung cancer, Policy, Screening, Shared decision-making
Translational behavioral medicine
Watson, Karriem S.; Blok, Amanda C.; Buscemi, Joanna; Molina, Yamile; Fitzgibbon, Marian; Simon, Melissa A.; Williams, Lance; Matthews, Kameron; Studts, Jamie L.; Lillie, Sarah E.; Ostroff, Jamie S.; Carter-Harris, Lisa; and Winn, Robert A., "Society of Behavioral Medicine supports implementation of high quality lung cancer screening in high-risk populations" (2016). Open Access Articles. 3033.