Sun-related behaviors of outdoor working men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer

Woolley, Torres , Buttner, Petra, and Lowe, John (2002) Sun-related behaviors of outdoor working men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 44 (9). pp. 847-854.

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Abstract

The present study describes sun exposure and sun protection behaviors of northern Australian outdoor workers with previous non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). In 1999 a cross-sectional study of northern Australian men with previous NMSC was conducted by self-administered questionnaire. Compared to other men, outdoor workers spent more time in the sun on average working days and days off (P < 0.0001, respectively), and outdoor workers with sun-sensitive skin reported that more skin lesions had been removed (P = 0.0461). The workplace did not reinforce sun-safe practices of 36.8% of workers who spent half their time or more outdoors. Sun-protective behaviors were not different between in- and outdoor workers. Outdoor workers experienced high levels of sun exposure, however, sun-protective behavior was similar to other workers. Workplaces should be targeted to reinforce sun-safe policies.

Item ID: 13588
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: men's health; non-melanoma; skin cancer
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ISSN: 1076-2752
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2010 06:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 100%
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