Uptake of skin self-examination and clinical examination behavior by outdoor workers

Walton, Ashley, E., Janda, Monika, Youl, Philippa, Baade, Peter, Aitken, Joanne, Whiteman, David C., Gordon, Louisa, C., & Neale, Rachel E. (2014) Uptake of skin self-examination and clinical examination behavior by outdoor workers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 69(4), pp. 214-222.

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This study investigated the association between outdoor work and response to a behavioural skin cancer early detection intervention among men 50 years or older. Overall, 495 men currently working in outdoor, mixed or indoor occupations were randomised to a video-based intervention or control group. At 7 months post intervention, indoor workers reported the lowest proportion of whole-body skin self-examination (wbSSE; 20%). However, at 13 months mixed workers engaged more commonly in wbSSE (36%) compared to indoor (31%) and outdoor (32%) workers. In adjusted analysis, the uptake of early detection behaviours during the trial did not differ between men working in different settings. Outdoor workers compared to men in indoor or mixed work settings were similar in their response to an intervention encouraging uptake of secondary skin cancer prevention behaviours during this intervention trial.

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ID Code: 56874
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: melanoma, skin cancer, early detection of cancer, occupational health, secondary prevention, skin neoplasms
DOI: 10.1080/19338244.2013.771247
ISSN: 1933-8244
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
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health © 2013 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health is available online at: www.tandfonline.com
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2013 23:09
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 14:01

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