Skin cancer risk education in pediatric solid organ transplant patients: an evaluation of knowledge, behavior, and perceptions over time

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Abstract

Skin cancer risk is elevated in solid OTRs. Studies of skin cancer awareness and sun-protection behaviors in pOTRs have not been reported. We measured effects over time of a multimodal educational intervention on knowledge of sun-protection practices and skin cancer risk, engagement in sun-protection behaviors, and self-efficacy and perceived barriers to photoprotection in pOTRs, their guardians, and a comparison group of children and guardians. Knowledge about skin cancer risk increased in pOTRs and their guardians (P≤.01) and frequency of pOTRs’ sun-protection behaviors reported by pOTRs and their guardians also improved.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12817
JournalPediatric transplantation
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Keywords

  • education
  • organ transplants
  • pediatrics
  • skin cancer

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