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The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, comprising basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, was studied in Queensland during 1984. The world-standardised annual incidence rates (per 100,000 population) for the number of persons with non-melanoma skin cancer were estimated to be 1372 for...
A random sample of students (N = 3,655) in Grades 7, 9, and 11 from 55 schools in Queensland (Australia) were surveyed about their sun protection knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. An aggregate sun protection behavior index (SPBI) was developed from self-reported behaviors on a school day and a...
This study was conducted to explore the psychologic morbidity of women recalled for diagnostic assessment during population-based mammographic screening.This study prospectively attempted to measure physical, social, and emotional well-being by the administration of a questionnaire before screening...
Article in Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 3(3):10-14 · January 1993
The aim of this paper was to determine if there is any link between primary prevention and early detection for skin cancer. Results from a study of a large random sample of Gold Coast residents (N = 995) identified an association (P...
This study investigated smoking behaviour among Indigenous youth. A sample of schools (n = 12) in north Queensland with large proportions of Indigenous students was selected. Details about the prevalence of smoking behaviour in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students (n = 883) were gathered....
While there was no statistical difference between the intervention and control groups, the overall relapse rate of 22% (78% nonsmoking), was lower compared to most of the published data from other studies. Results from the historical comparison group from the smoking cessation trial confirmed a 35...
A three group randomised control trial assessed the impact of a self-help booklet and a community skin check competition on the frequency and coverage of skin examinations conducted upon Queenslanders who already report that they check their skin. Attitudinal and behavioural measures were collected...
A cross-sectional study of the sun-related attitudes and beliefs of 3,655 children in Grades 7 to 11 attending 55 representative Queensland schools was undertaken using a structured questionnaire administered at school. Factors derived from a series of focus groups were incorporated into the...

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