Attentional and executive dysfunction as predictors of smoking within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Volume 12, Issue 4, p.344-54 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adolescent, Adult, Attention, Center-Authored Paper, Child, Clinical Research Division, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Research Trials Office Core Facility - Biostatistics Service, Shared Resources, Smoking, Survivors, Young Adult

Abstract:

Previous research has suggested that childhood cancer survivors initiate smoking at rates approaching those of healthy individuals, even though smoking presents unique risks to survivors. The present study explores whether the attentional and executive functioning (EF) deficits associated with cancer and treatment place survivors of childhood cancer at increased risk for smoking.