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dc.contributor.authorUgurlu, Ziyafet
dc.contributor.authorIsik, Sevcan Avci
dc.contributor.authorBalanuye, Berrak
dc.contributor.authorBudak, Elif
dc.contributor.authorElbas, Nalan Ozhan
dc.contributor.authorKav, Sultan
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-05T13:38:05Z
dc.date.available2019-08-05T13:38:05Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2347-5625
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.apjon.org/article.asp?issn=2347-5625;year=2016;volume=3;issue=1;spage=93;epage=97;aulast=Ugurlu
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11727/3821
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study was to determine the awareness about skin cancer, prevention, and early detection among university students. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with 404 students in a university located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. A 35-item questionnaire was used for data collection. Results: Less than half of the students (37.9%) had knowledge about skin cancer mostly through the internet (24.5%) and media (24.1%). Half of them aware of the risk factors; mostly as avoiding direct exposure to the Sun between 10 am and 4 pm (45.3%); smoking and alcohol (38.4%); having fair skin color (34.9%); and ultraviolet light exposure (25.7%). Only one-third of them (32.9%) are knowledgeable about skin cancer signs and symptoms, such as a change in color and appearance of the nevus/moles (24%). The majority of the responders (77.3%) did not know about screening tests for skin cancer and only 18 (4.5%) students were practicing skin self-examination. Conclusions: This study showed a lack of knowledge about skin cancer, prevention, and early detection among university students and reported the need for educational interventions to raise awareness in this target group.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.4103/2347-5625.170969en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
dc.subjectpreventionen_US
dc.subjectskin cancersen_US
dc.subjectskin self-examinationen_US
dc.subjectuniversity studentsen_US
dc.titleAwareness of Skin Cancer, Prevention, and Early Detection among Turkish University Studentsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSINGen_US
dc.identifier.volume3en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage93en_US
dc.identifier.endpage97en_US
dc.identifier.wos000378533300018


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