Cardiopulmonary risk communication - Participants understanding and preferences

Risk information is complex. What people want to know depends on several factors. How do research participants and patients perceive risk and what are their preferences regarding communication of cardiopulmonary risk?

The Swedish SCAPIS (Swedish CardioPulmonary bioImage Study) study identifies risk factors for heart and lung disease. They will collect health information and blood samples from 30,000 people. The results of the SCAPIS study will hopefully be implemented in health care, the question then is how health care professionals should give this complex information to patients.


This project hopes to aid patients, health professionals and policy makers by exploring hthe SCAPIS participants understanding and preferences regarding cardiopulmonary risk communication


The Swedish Heart- Lung Foundation (Hjärt- lungfonden)