Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195151091
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864973 | DOI:

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The first part of this chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force for preventing skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It argues that available evidence is insufficient to determine the effectiveness of interventions to promote informed decision making (IDM). The second part of the chapter summarizes the Task Force's conclusions about IDM interventions.

Keywords: community health; skin cancer; prevention; informed decision making; health interventions

Chapter.  18122 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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