Skin Cancer Publications

Association of Skin Cancer Risk and Protective Behaviors with Health Literacy Among Young Adults in the USA.

The goal of this study was to investigate the association of health literacy with skin cancer risk and protective behaviors among young adults at moderate to high risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer.

Randomized controlled trial of the mySmartSkin web-based intervention to promote skin self-examination and sun protection behaviors among individuals diagnosed with melanoma: study design and baseline characteristics

In this project, researchers are conducting a randomized controlled trial of an innovative, tailored, theory-driven Internet intervention—called mySmartSkin—to promote these behaviors among melanoma patients.

The Potential of Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer

In this Editorial, researchers discuss the quality of the evidence review contained within the Task Force recommendation statement, summarize the characteristics of those persons who might benefit from behavioral counseling, and evaluate how best to widely disseminate sun-protective behavioral counseling interventions.

Efficacy of an Intervention to Alter Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors in Young Adults

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, and its incidence is increasing. Young adults expose themselves to large amounts of ultraviolet radiation (UV) and engage in minimal skin protection, which increases their risk. Internet interventions are effective in modifying health behaviors and are highly disseminable. The current study's purpose was to test an Internet intervention to decrease UV exposure and increase skin protection behavior among young adults.

Relationship factors in skin self‐examination among couples

Individuals may be more motivated to adopt health‐promoting practices if they consider the benefits of these behaviours for their close relationships. The goal of this study was to use the interdependence theory to evaluate the role of relationship factors in skin self‐examination (SSE).

Recall of indoor tanning salon warnings and safety guidelines among a national sample of tanners

Indoor tanning (IT) is a known carcinogen, and regulation has increased across the USA. However, there is minimal point-of-sale regulation for adult users. The purpose of the present study is to explore whether IT users recall being provided with warnings or safety guidelines at tanning salons.

An Online Skin Cancer Risk-Reduction Intervention for Young Adults: Mechanisms of Effects

The study’s purpose was to investigate moderator, implementation, and mediator variables related to the efficacy of, an internet intervention that decreased ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure and increased skin protection behaviors among young adults.

Multiple Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors in the U.S. Population

This study examined the age-stratified prevalence and correlates of multiple skin cancer risk behaviors (infrequent use of sun-protective clothing, staying in the sun when outside on a sunny day, infrequent use of sunscreen, indoor tanning, and receiving a sunburn) among U.S. adults.

Prevalence and Correlates of Indoor Tanning among U.S. Adults

This study sought to (1) describe the prevalence of indoor tanning throughout adulthood, (2) identify demographic and psychosocial correlates of indoor tanning, and (3) determine whether these correlates vary by age group.

Impact of skin cancer screening and secondary prevention campaigns on skin cancer incidence and mortality: A systematic review

This study sought to update evidence on the impact of skin cancer screening and secondary prevention campaigns on skin cancer incidence, mortality, stage-specific incidence, and interval cancers after negative screening.