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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.date.accessioned2021-05-14T01:54:24Z
dc.date.available2021-05-14T01:54:24Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1320-5358
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404387
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.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.publisher.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nep.13799
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleNephrology
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2020-11-28
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2020-12-02
dc.relation.ispartoflocationVirtual
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom51
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51
dc.relation.ispartofissueS3
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
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
dc.date.updated2021-05-14T01:52:53Z
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gro.griffith.authorNg, Shu Kay Angus
gro.griffith.authorRanganathan, Dwarakanathan
gro.griffith.authorKhoo, Tien Kheng
gro.griffith.authorThet, Zaw
gro.griffith.authorLam, Alfred K.


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