Lay illness risk beliefs are commonly held philosophies about how risk works. These include beliefs that one’s personal illness risk is unknowable and beliefs that thinking about one’s risk can actually increase that risk. Beliefs about risk may impact risk behaviors and thereby subsequent health status. However, limited research examines the relation between lay risk beliefs and health behavior. This paper explores this possible relation. A nationally representative sample of adults (N = 1005) ...
PURPOSE:IBM Watson for Oncology trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering (WFO) is a clinical decision support tool designed to assist physicians in choosing therapies for patients with cancer. Although substantial technical and clinical expertise has guided the development of WFO, patients’ perspectives of this technology have not been examined. To facilitate the optimal delivery and implementation of this tool, we solicited patients’ perceptions and preferences about WFO.METHODS:We conducted nine fo...
(MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)+ 3 AuthorsWylie Burke60
Estimated H-index: 60
(UW: University of Washington)
Objectives Melanoma can be prevented through reducing sun exposure and detected early by increasing examination of skin for lesions. First-degree relatives of melanoma cases have higher risk than the general population and, therefore, could be targets of behavioral interventions through families. We tested the effects of a family-based web delivered intervention to melanoma families on the melanoma risk reduction behaviors of first-degree relatives of melanoma cases.
(MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)+ 7 AuthorsYelena P. Wu16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UofU: University of Utah)
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Screening can aid in early disease detection, when treatment is more effective. Although there are currently no consensus guidelines regarding skin screening for pediatric populations with elevated familial risk for melanoma, at-risk children with the help of their parents and healthcare providers may implement skin self-exams. Healthcare providers may also recommend screening practices for these children. The goal of the current study was to descri...