Journal article

Effect of a Skin Self-monitoring Smartphone Application on Time to Physician Consultation Among Patients With Possible Melanoma A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Fiona M Walter, Merel M Pannebakker, Matthew E Barclay, Katie Mills, Catherine L Saunders, Peter Murchie, Pippa Corrie, Per Hall, Nigel Burrows, Jon D Emery

JAMA Network Open | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Importance: Melanoma is among the most lethal skin cancers; it has become the fifth most common cancer in the United Kingdom, and incidence rates are rising. Population approaches to reducing incidence have focused on mass media campaigns to promote earlier presentation and potentially improve melanoma outcomes; however, interventions using smartphone applications targeting those with the greatest risk could promote earlier presentation to health care professionals for individuals with new or changing skin lesions. Objective: To study the effect of a commercially available skin self-monitoring (SSM) smartphone application among individuals with increased risk of melanoma on their decision to..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist award


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Walter was funded by National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist award CS-012-030 for this research project. Dr Emery is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship. Service support costs were obtained from the Department of Health with the support of NHS Cambridgeshire and the East of England Primary Care Research Network.