Strategies to improve the frequency and coverage of skin self examination conducted in small communities

Kevin P. Balanda (Institute of Public Health in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland)
John B. Lowe (Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA)
Warren R. Stanton (Department of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia. E‐mail: w.stanton@mailbox.uq.edu.au)
Alexandra M. Clavarino (Centre for General Practice, in the University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Australia)
Christopher B. Del Mar (Centre for General Practice, in the University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Australia)
Amaya M. Gillespie (Cancer Prevention Research Centre, in the University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Australia)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

A three group randomised control trial assessed the impact of a self‐help booklet and a community skin check competition on the frequency and coverage of skin examinations conducted upon Queenslanders who already report that they check their skin. Attitudinal and behavioural measures were collected in pre‐test and post‐test postal surveys.

Keywords

Citation

Balanda, K.P., Lowe, J.B., Stanton, W.R., Clavarino, A.M., Del Mar, C.B. and Gillespie, A.M. (2004), "Strategies to improve the frequency and coverage of skin self examination conducted in small communities", Health Education, Vol. 104 No. 4, pp. 201-210. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280410546691

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.