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Sun protection advice mediated by the general practitioner: An effective way to achieve long-term change of behaviour and attitudes related to sun exposure?
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, General Practice. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Primary Health Care Centres. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in the West of Östergötland, Unit of Research and Development in Local Health Care, County of Östergötland.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 29, no 3, 135-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective. To investigate, in primary health care, differentiated levels of prevention directed at skin cancer, and how the propensity of the patients to change sun habits/sun protection behaviour and attitudes towards sunbathing were affected, three years after intervention. Additionally, the impact of the performance of a phototest as a complementary tool for prevention was evaluated. Design. Randomized controlled study. Setting and subjects. During three weeks in February, all patients andgt;= 18 years of age registering at a primary health care centre in southern Sweden were asked to fill in a questionnaire mapping sun exposure habits, attitudes towards sunbathing, and readiness to increase sun protection according to the Transtheoretical Model of Behaviour Change (TTM) (n = 316). They were randomized into three intervention groups, for which sun protection advice was given, in Group 1 by means of a letter, and in Groups 2 and 3 orally during a personal GP consultation. Group 3 also underwent a phototest to demonstrate individual skin UV sensitivity. Main outcome measures. Change of sun habits/sun protection behaviour and attitudes, measured by five-point Likert scale scores and readiness to increase sun protection according to the TTM, three years after intervention, by a repeated questionnaire. Results. In the letter group, almost no improvement in sun protection occurred. In the two doctors consultation groups, significantly increased sun protection was demonstrated for several items, but the difference compared with the letter group was significant only for sunscreen use. The performance of a phototest did not appear to reinforce the impact of intervention. Conclusion. Sun protection advice, mediated personally by the GP during a doctors consultation, can lead to improvement in sun protection over a prolonged time period.

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Informa Healthcare , 2011. Vol. 29, no 3, 135-143 p.
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Family practice, phototest, prevention and control, primary health care, skin cancer, sun protection behaviour
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71079DOI: 10.3109/02813432.2011.580088ISI: 000294870300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71079DiVA: diva2:444860
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