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The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, comprising basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, was studied in Queensland during 1984. The world-standardised annual incidence rates (per 100,000 population) for the number of persons with non-melanoma skin cancer were estimated to be 1372 for...
The aim of this paper was to determine if there is any link between primary prevention and early detection for skin cancer. Results from a study of a large random sample of Gold Coast residents (N = 995) identified an association (P...
Article in Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 8(2):151-156 · January 1998
Backgrourtd Melanoma can be curable if detected early. One component of detecting melanoma is an awareness of the important features of the disease. It is currently not clear which features the community view as indicative of melanoma.Objective To investigate which features of the skin members of...
Over 26 months, 223 general practitioners recorded consultations involving the management of skin naevi and some demographic details of the patients. We used data from the Health Insurance Commission and the Australian Bureau of Statistics to estimate population consultation rates. Of 749,171...
This study describes changes in skin protection attitudes and outdoor behaviors of adults in Queensland, Australia, using two cross-sectional telephone surveys conducted in 1988/89 (N = 1699) and 1991/92 (N = 2317). After adjustment for potential confounders, there were significant improvements in...