Smoking and lung cancer in women

Smoking and lung cancer in women

The discussion assignment provides a forum to discuss the relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment there are two parts. Make sure to answer all questions for Part 1 and Part 2. Provide a detailed response to the topic questions in the Discussion Area. For this assignment, post your responses directly in the Discussion Area. Do not use attached documents.

To support your work, make sure to utilize your course and text readings. When asked, utilize outside sources as well. As in all assignments, make sure to cite and provide references for your sources in your work, utilizing APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates for each part. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.

Part 1

Health psychologists believe that binge drinking occurs more frequently among different types of college students (traditional and nontraditional). Describe the kind of study health psychologists should conduct (descriptive or experimental). Provide a brief description of the study, including participant selection and methodology.

Epidemiologists use both retrospective and prospective studies in their research. Explain how retrospective epidemiological studies are different from prospective epidemiological studies. Apply both types of studies to the following health relationships:

  • Smoking and lung cancer in women
  • Sedentary lifestyle and heart disease
  • Intravenous drug use and HIV

Explain if you think the studies are effective in explaining the relationships.