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Radiother Oncol. 2012 Apr;103(1):45-8. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2011.11.003. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Accuracy of self-reported tobacco assessments in a head and neck cancer treatment population.

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Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA. graham.warren@roswellpark.org

Abstract

Prospective analysis was performed of self-reported and biochemically confirmed tobacco use in 50 head and neck cancer patients during treatment. With 93.5% compliance to complete weekly self-report and biochemical confirmatory tests, 29.4% of smokers required biochemical assessment for identification. Accuracy increased by 14.9% with weekly vs. baseline self-reported assessments. Data confirm that head and neck cancer patients misrepresent true tobacco use during treatment.

PMID:
22119370
PMCID:
PMC3327779
DOI:
10.1016/j.radonc.2011.11.003
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