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dc.contributor.authorYoul, Philippa H
dc.contributor.authorSoyer, H Peter
dc.contributor.authorBaade, Peter D
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Alison L
dc.contributor.authorFinch, Linda
dc.contributor.authorJanda, Monika
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T01:00:52Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T01:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0091-7435
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.12.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/153844
dc.description.abstractObjective. To test the impact of a theory-based, SMS (text message)-delivered behavioural intervention (Healthy Text) targeting sun protection or skin self-examination behaviours compared to attention control. Method. Overall, 546 participants aged 18–42 years were randomised using a computer-generated number list to the skin self-examination (N = 176), sun protection (N = 187), or attention control (N = 183) text messages group. Each group received 21 text messages about their assigned topic over 12 months (12 weekly messages for 3 months, then monthly messages for the next 9 months). Data were collected via telephone survey at baseline, 3, and 12 months across Queensland from January 2012 to August 2013. Results. One year after baseline, the sun protection (mean change 0.12; P = 0.030) and skin self-examination groups (mean change 0.12; P = 0.035) had significantly greater improvement in their sun protection habits (SPH) index compared to the attention control group (reference mean change 0.02). The increase in the proportion of participants who reported any skin self-examination from baseline to 12 months was significantly greater in the skin self-examination intervention group (103/163; 63%; P b 0.001) than the sun protection (83/173; 48%) or attention control (65/165; 36%) groups. There was no significant effect of the intervention for participants' self-reported whole-body skin self-examination, sun tanning, or sunburn behaviours. Conclusion. The Healthy Text intervention was effective in inducing significant improvements in sun protection and any type of skin self-examination behaviours.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom50
dc.relation.ispartofpageto56
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPreventive Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleCan skin cancer prevention and early detection be improved via mobile phone text messaging? A randomised, attention-control trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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