Why are we researching self-reported sun-related behaviours?
Skin cancer is a major public health issue in Australia. Sun-related behaviours such as excessive exposure to sunlight, not wearing protective clothing, etc are key risk factors for the development of skin cancer. Many researchers have been asking questions about sun-related behaviours, unfortunately until now there is no gold standard for this type of self-report. Our aim is to develop and validate a set of questions that can measure sun-related behaviours really well and may become the new gold standard. Based on this set of question, we can predict individual skin cancer risk.
Why me? What will be involved?
Risk and BENEFITS
What are the possible benefits for me? What are the risks?
What will it cost me?
PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY
What about privacy and confidentiality? What if I want to complain?
About SUN-AUS Project
Sun Exposure and Sun Protection Behaviours Survey (SUN-AUS) Project is being conducted as part of Ngadiman Djaja’s doctoral thesis. The Sun Exposure and Sun Protection Behaviours Project is testing a new survey that aims to provide a better measure of sun exposure habits than surveys used in earlier studies. The study will compare the performance of the new survey to the performance of an old survey. Importantly, the survey will look at responses from people living in a sunny state (like Queensland). This research aims to use modern statistical models to better measure sun related behaviours.