Journal article

Evaluation of the MoleMate training program for assessment of suspicious pigmented lesions in primary care.

Annabel Wood, Helen Morris, Jon Emery, Per N Hall, Symon Cotton, A Toby Prevost, Fiona M Walter

Inform Prim Care | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pigmented skin lesions or 'moles' are a common presenting problem in general practice consultations: while the majority are benign, a minority are malignant melanomas. The MoleMate system is a novel diagnostic tool which incorporates spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy) within a non-invasive scanning technique and utilises a diagnostic algorithm specifically developed for use in primary care. The MoleMate training program is a short, computer-based course developed to train primary care practitioners to operate the MoleMate diagnostic tool. OBJECTIVES: This pre-trial study used mixed methods to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of a computer-based traini..

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