Characteristics of men aged 50 years or older who do not take up skin self-examination following an educational intervention

Auster, Josephine F., Neale, Rachel, Youl, Phillippa, Baade, Peter, Gordon, Louisa, Aitken, Joanne, Whiteman, David C., & Janda, Monika (2012) Characteristics of men aged 50 years or older who do not take up skin self-examination following an educational intervention. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 67(1), pp. 57-58.

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Men aged 50 years or older are at high risk of melanoma, and both incidence and mortality are increasing in this group1. Skin self-examination (SSE) could be one avenue to improve outcomes from melanoma. Several recent intervention trials successfully increased SSE, but resistance to such interventions is less well studied. This posthoc secondary analysis of interventional study data aimed to identify characteristics of older men who did not take up SSE for the early signs of skin cancer, despite exposure to educational materials during a randomized intervention trial

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ID Code: 54878
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Aged, Middle aged, Melanoma, skin cancer, prevention, skin self examination, intervention, educational intervention, health education
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.10.019
ISSN: 0190-9622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Mosby
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 67, Issue 1, July 2012, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.10.019
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 01:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 05:33

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