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Document ID (ISN)101928
CIS number 03-871
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Woolley T., Buettner P.G., Lowe J.
Title Sun-related behaviors of outdoor working men with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer
Bibliographic information Sep. 2002, Vol.44, No.9, p.847-854. 52 ref.
Internet access 03-0871.pdf [in English]
Abstract The present study describes sun exposure and sun protection behaviour of Northern Australian outdoor workers with previous non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). In 1999, a cross-sectional study of northern Australian men with previous NMSC was conducted by self-administered questionnaire. Compared to other men, outdoor workers spent more time in the sun on average working days and days off. Outdoor workers with sun-sensitive skin reported that more skin lesions had been removed. The workplace did not reinforce sun-safe practices of 36.8% of workers who spent half their time or more outdoors. Sun protective behaviour was not different between in- and outdoor workers.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; skin protection; risk awareness; outdoor work
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Australia; cross-sectional study; skin cancer; questionnaire survey; anamnesis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Non-ionizing radiation
Psychological factors