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This paper reports data on the first national survey of sun-protection measures of Australian secondary school students. A cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of 23,915 Australian school children in Years 7-12 was conducted in 1993. Students were questioned about usual sun-protection...
We administered a questionnaire to 995 people selected randomly from the electoral roll in one coastal region of subtropical Australia. Three-quarters (739) indicated their skin was checked by a physician, by themselves, or both. Among the 15% who were taught to check their skin, 59% learned to do...
Use of the Delphi Process for Initial Investigation of Community Education on Bowel Cancer: A Case Study
This study examines the impact of travelling for treatment on cancer patients and their families. Twenty-eight consecutive cancer patients, who were receiving radiation therapy treatment and 19 family carers, completed a structured needs assessment questionnaire and an in-depth interview. Both...
Article in Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 8(2):151-156 · January 1998
The aim of the study was to describe the appropriateness of patient-initiated skin examinations, and assess whether an awareness program leads to a greater proportion of inappropriate patient-initiated skin examinations. General practitioners (n = 27, response rate 71 per cent) from a regional town...
hospitals that routinely provide effective smoking cessation programs for pregnant women. In Queensland, Australia, 70 publicly funded hospitals were matched on numbers of births and maternal socioeconomic status and randomly allocated to an awareness-only intervention group or a behaviorally based...
Queensland has the highest reported incidence of malignant melanoma in the world, and early detection offers the possibility of reducing the burden of this cancer in the short term. We report on a survey of 995 residents of the Gold Coast, Queensland, regarding behavioural aspects of the early...
Smoking cessation reduces both the mortality and re-infarction rate amongst smokers who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Smoking cessation programs have tended to be conducted with post-operative or seriously ill patients. In this study, we examined the efficacy of a relapse...

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