Sun-related behaviours of outdoor working men previous non-melanoma skin cancer

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

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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: 10834
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1076-2752
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 04:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Mens Health @ 20%
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