Patient understanding of moles and skin cancer, and factors influencing presentation in primary care: a qualitative study


Walter, FM; Humphrys, E; Tso, S; Johnson, M; Cohn, S; (2010) Patient understanding of moles and skin cancer, and factors influencing presentation in primary care: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract, 11. p. 62. ISSN 1471-2296 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-11-62

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Abstract

Melanoma incidence in the UK has doubled over two decades, yet there is conflicting evidence about factors which prompt or delay patients seeking advice. Aim: To explore patient understanding of pigmented skin lesions (moles) and skin cancer, and factors which influence seeking help in primary care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Health, Diagnosis, Differential, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Health Education, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Melanoma, Middle Aged, Models, Psychological, Nevus, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Primary Health Care, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Referral and Consultation, Risk Factors, Skin Neoplasms, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Health, Diagnosis, Differential, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Health Education, methods, Humans, Interviews as Topic, methods, Male, Melanoma, diagnosis, pathology, psychology, Middle Aged, Models, Psychological, Nevus, diagnosis, pathology, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, psychology, statistics & numerical data, Primary Health Care, methods, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Referral and Consultation, Risk Factors, Skin Neoplasms, diagnosis, pathology, psychology
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
PubMed ID: 20807441
Web of Science ID: 282772500001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1606976

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