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dc.contributor.authorThet, Z
dc.contributor.authorLam, A
dc.contributor.authorNg, S
dc.contributor.authorRazak, K
dc.contributor.authorRanganathan, D
dc.contributor.authorAung, SY
dc.contributor.authorHan, T
dc.contributor.authorBorg, J
dc.contributor.authorPepito, C
dc.contributor.authorNewsham, S
dc.contributor.authorKhoo, T
dc.description.abstractAim: To report skin cancer awareness and photoprotective behaviours in adult (≥18 years) with glomerular disease (GD). Background: No previous studies evaluated skin cancer awareness and photoprotective behaviours of patients with GD treated with long term immunosuppressants which enhance the risk of skin cancer. Methods: In this cross‐sectional survey, 51 patients with GD were administered a questionnaire to evaluate skin cancer awareness and photoprotective behaviours. Results: 45 patients with GD (88%) responded to the survey. The median age of participants at the time of diagnosis with GD was 55 years and 51% were male. 24% of patients did not know that ultraviolet radiation can play a role in the occurrence of skin cancer and 30% were not aware of that immunosuppressants can increase the risk of developing cancers. Most of them used hat (58%), sunglasses (60%) and sunscreen (57%) when they spent time outdoors. 33% of patients never used sunscreen when they were outdoors. During outdoor activities, 35% of participants used sunscreen “sometimes” and 12% “often/always” used sunscreen. Among sunscreen users, no one used sunscreen throughout the seasons, 48% used it only in summer and 40% in both summer and autumn. During outdoor activities, 45% wore shirts with long sleeves, 38% stayed in the shade, 21% wore light coloured clothes and 19% avoided outdoor between 10 am and 4 pm. The least popular sun protective measure was using an umbrella (7%). The percentage of patients using 6‐8 (high‐level of sun protection), 3‐5 (moderate) and 0‐2 (none or minimal) protective measures were 13%, 50% and 37%, respectively. Conclusion: Educational sessions at regular interval are recommended to improve skin cancer awareness and photoprotective behaviours among patients with GD.
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsUrology & Nephrology
dc.titleSkin cancer awareness and sun protection behaviours in patients with glomerular disease treated with long term immunosuppressants: The central Queensland experience
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationThet, Z; Lam, A; Ng, S; Razak, K; Ranganathan, D; Aung, SY; Han, T; Borg, J; Pepito, C; Newsham, S; Khoo, T, Skin cancer awareness and sun protection behaviours in patients with glomerular disease treated with long term immunosuppressants: The central Queensland experience, Nephrology, 2020, 25, pp. 51-51
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gro.griffith.authorNg, Shu Kay Angus
gro.griffith.authorKhoo, Tien Kheng
gro.griffith.authorLam, Alfred K.

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