Improving early detection of melanoma by increasing young people’s awareness of symptoms, skin self-examination and communication: A quasi-experimental trial with embedded process evaluation

  Aims
To adapt our existing brief school-based psycho-educational cancer awareness intervention to focus exclusively on increasing early detection of melanoma among young people (14-15 years) and test intervention effectiveness against a no intervention control in a cluster randomized controlled trial. The study will include a process evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention.

Intervention
A 50-minute verbal and visual interactive presentation delivered by a skin cancer nurse specialist in an assembly hall/classroom including an assignment that participants will complete at home.
Participants
We will recruit approximately 500 young people (14-15 years) in 5 secondary schools in Edinburgh.

Methods
We will conduct a quasi-experimental study of the intervention with an embedded process evaluation. We will use mixed methods.

  • Start Date:

    1 June 2016

  • End Date:

    31 May 2017

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Melanoma Focus

Project Team