Exploring the Link Between Skin Self-Examination Performance and Melanoma Literacy
Source: Drug Topics, June 2023
A higher level of knowledge about melanoma risk is associated with an increased likelihood of performing preventative behaviors, according to research presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting.
Investigators conducted a survey to explore the relationship between melanoma knowledge and the performance of skin self-examination. A total of 15,000 surveys were administered in 3 Western US states where there were high incidence rates of melanoma.
“Understanding the barriers to behaviors such as skin self-examination can aid in the development of interventions aimed at increasing the frequency of early detection and reducing melanoma-related deaths,” the authors wrote.