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dc.contributor.authorSpinks, Jean
dc.contributor.authorJanda, Monika
dc.contributor.authorSoyer, Peter H.
dc.contributor.authorWhitty, Jennifer A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-28T04:12:37Z
dc.date.available2018-08-28T04:12:37Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1357-633Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1357633X15586701en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99161
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: ‘Store and forward’ teledermoscopy is a technology with potential advantages for melanoma screening. Any large-scale implementation of this technology is dependent on consumer acceptance. Aim: To investigate preferences for melanoma screening options compared with skin self-examination in adults considered to be at increased risk of developing skin cancer. Methods: A discrete choice experiment was completed by 35 consumers, all of whom had prior experience with the use of teledermoscopy, in Queensland, Australia. Participants made 12 choices between screening alternatives described by seven attributes including monetary cost. A mixed logit model was used to estimate the relative weights that consumers place on different aspects of screening, along with the marginal willingness to pay for teledermoscopy as opposed to screening at a clinic. Results: Overall, participants preferred screening/diagnosis by a health professional rather than skin self-examination. Key drivers of screening choice were for results to be reviewed by a dermatologist; a higher detection rate; fewer non-cancerous moles being removed in relation to every skin cancer detected; and less time spent away from usual activities. On average, participants were willing to pay AUD110 to have teledermoscopy with dermatologist review available to them as a screening option. Discussion and conclusions: Consumers preferentially value aspects of care that are more feasible with a teledermoscopy screening model, as compared with other skin cancer screening and diagnosis options. This study adds to previous literature in the area which has relied on the use of consumer satisfaction scales to assess the acceptability of teledermoscopy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPreventive Medicineen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111716en_US
dc.titleConsumer preferences for teledermoscopy screening to detect melanoma earlyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
gro.rights.copyrightJean Spinks et al, Consumer preferences for teledermoscopy screening to detect melanoma early, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 2016, Vol. 22(1) 39–46. Copyright 2016 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.en_US
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