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Healthcare providers' sun-protection promotion and at-risk clients' skin-cancer-prevention outcomes.
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Healthcare providers' sun-protection promotion and at-risk clients' skin-cancer-prevention outcomes.

Author: JD Robinson Affiliation: Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.KJ SilkRL ParrottC SteinerSM MorrisAll authors
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Preventive medicine, 2004 Mar; 38(3): 251-7
Database:From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine whether healthcare providers' (HCPs') communication dealing with sun-protection (i.e., counseling) is associated with clients' skin-cancer-related prevention practices, detection self-efficacy, and knowledge. METHODS: Secondary analysis of two surveys of 1,469 randomly sampled farmers and soccer participants from southeast and coastal Georgia. RESULTS: Farmers and soccer  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: JD Robinson Affiliation: Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.; KJ Silk; RL Parrott; C Steiner; SM Morris; C Honeycutt
ISSN:0091-7435
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 111937025
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BACKGROUND: This study aims to determine whether healthcare providers' (HCPs') communication dealing with sun-protection (i.e., counseling) is associated with clients' skin-cancer-related prevention practices, detection self-efficacy, and knowledge. METHODS: Secondary analysis of two surveys of 1,469 randomly sampled farmers and soccer participants from southeast and coastal Georgia. RESULTS: Farmers and soccer participants who report ever having been counseled by a HCP about how to protect their skin from the sun report being more likely to wear sunscreen (P < 0.05), get clinical exams of their skin (P < 0.001), be certain that they can recognize unhealthy changes in their skin (P < 0.001), be certain that they know how to perform a skin exam (P < 0.001), and be knowledgeable about skin cancer prevention (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001, respectively); soccer participants are additionally more likely to wear protective headgear (P < 0.05) and perform monthly self-exams of their skin (P < 0.001). All analyses incorporated three control variables: participants' prior history of skin cancer, age, and non-HCP-derived skin-cancer awareness. CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that HCPs' counseling can positively shape skin-cancer-related prevention practices, detection self-efficacy, and knowledge. Additional research is needed on HCPs' actual communication about skin cancer and sun protection and its influence on client outcomes.
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