New digital technologies may increase skin self-examination for melanoma

Source: Healio, June 2019

Participants were often not confident in their skin self-examination ability but value expert opinion from clinicians and are open to using technologies that help track skin lesions, according to a qualitative study from researchers at the University of Sydney.

The study used semi-structured interviews that took place from June to December 2016 among 37 participants (11 women; median age, 67 years) who were previously treated for a first primary localized melanoma during 2014 and did not have a recurrence or new primary melanoma since treatment.

Participants were queried on their experience and views on skin self-examination, who helps them in the process and the perceived importance of self-examination, in addition to other topics related to the significance of technology to aid in dermoscopy.

 

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