2019
DOI: 10.1016/j.abd.2018.10.002
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Non-use of sunscreen among adults and the elderly in southern Brazil

Abstract: BackgroundOne of the main prevention methods against skin cancer is the use of sunscreen; however, incidence of this disease has not declined despite prevention campaigns.ObjectiveInvestigate the prevalence of non-use of sunscreen and its associated factors.MethodA population-based cross-sectional study with individuals aged 18 years or over living in the urban area. Conducted between April and July of 2016. Participants were interviewed about socioeconomic, demographic, and behavioral questions. Non-use of su… Show more

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“…Similar correlations to those obtained in our statistical analysis were drawn from a study conducted in Brazil 27 and also in Australia 26 where it was observed that the lower the level of education, the higher the likelihood of not using sunscreens. In 2019, E. Murphy et al.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 89%
“…Similar correlations to those obtained in our statistical analysis were drawn from a study conducted in Brazil 27 and also in Australia 26 where it was observed that the lower the level of education, the higher the likelihood of not using sunscreens. In 2019, E. Murphy et al.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 89%
“…When adjusted for age, phototype, alopecia, and sun‐exposed occupation, there was no association between gender and AK severity, confirming that gender does not have an independent link to predisposition, as identified in another study in the Brazilian population 28 . This finding is reinforced by other studies indicating that women are more likely to adhere to sunscreen use 29–31 …”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 55%
“…28 This finding is reinforced by other studies indicating that women are more likely to adhere to sunscreen use. [29][30][31] This is the first study assessing risk factors for AK severity using the AKASI as the primary outcome measure. The AKASI was chosen over the TLC due to the variability resulting from the counting of multiple lesions, the problem posed by contiguous lesions, and the existence of more palpable than visible lesions.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…28 This nding is reinforced by other studies indicating that women are more likely to adhere to sunscreen use. [29][30][31] This is the rst study assessing risk factors for AK severity using the AKASI as the primary outcome measure. The AKASI was chosen over the TLC due to the variability resulting from the counting of multiple lesions, the problem posed by contiguous lesions, and the existence of more palpable than visible lesions.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%