Skin cancer history, sun-related attitudes, behaviour and sunburn among renal transplant recipients versus general population.
Vivian Ka Ying Leung, Suzanne Jane Dobbinson, David Josef Goodman, John Kanellis, Alvin Heong Chong
Australas J Dermatol | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant recipients (RTR) have both an excessive skin cancer incidence and a high mortality rate. In Australia RTR receive extensive public education on skin cancer and many undergo further education pre/post-transplant. This study examines whether RTR have sufficiently rigorous sun protection behaviour compared with the general population. METHODS: Altogether 179 RTR from two large Melbourne hospitals involving skin clinic teams in patient care were recruited to undergo cross-sectional telephone interviews. Comparisons were made with residents (25-69 years) surveyed using equivalent measures and methods in adjacent summers (2006-2007, n = 904; 2010-2011, n = 9..View full abstract