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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 supplement 1 No.1 March 2010. -

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer; the World Health Organization estimates that more than 2 million cases of skin cancer are being diagnosed each year worldwide. Excessive sun exposure and ultraviolet UV radiation are the major avoidable risk factors for skin cancer, including melanoma. Sun protection can be achieved through behavioral modification, social changes and environmental changes: regular use of sunscreen, wearing hats and protective clothes, staying in the shade, creating shade by planting trees or constructing canopies, practicing work and sport activities during the time of the day when the sun is not the strongest and many others. The aim of this paper was to investigate the knowledge and attitudes about sun protection and sun behavior patterns in Croatia, as well as the perception of melanoma among general population. Our results indicate relatively good sun behavior patterns among our participants and their mostly correct perception of melanoma.

skin cancer; sun protection; illness perceptions



Autor: Mirna Šitum - ; Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University Hospital »Sestre milosrdnice«, Zagreb, Croatia Maja Vurne

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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