Sunburn in Australian men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer

Woolley, Torres , Buettner, Petra G., and Lowe, John B. (2003) Sunburn in Australian men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. American Journal of Health Behavior, 27 (3). pp. 195-207.

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Abstract

Objective: To identify predictors of recent sunburn in north Australian men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Methods: A survey of men with previous NMSC was conducted (n=300, response rate 62%). Results: Fifty-four percent of participants reported recent sunburn. Predictors identified included younger age, belief that NMSC is caused by childhood sun exposure, belief that sun protection will not help prevent further NMSC, wearing of casual clothes, and use of shade as the main sun-protection strategy. Conclusion: Health promotion messages should emphasize the importance of sun protection throughout life and the use of stringent sun-protection measures.

Item ID: 5719
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: men's health; non-melanoma skin cancer; sunburn
ISSN: 1945-7359
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2009 05:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Mens Health @ 25%
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