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The Use of Mole Mapping Diagrams to Increase Skin Self Examination Accuracy

This study has been completed.
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Brown University Identifier:
First received: October 11, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2004
History: No changes posted
This study aims to improve Skin Self-Examination accuracy by a simple cost effective intervention requiring participants to complete a mole-mapping diagram.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Mole Mapping Diagram

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Official Title: The Use of Mole Mapping Diagrams to Increase Skin Self Examination Accuracy

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Further study details as provided by Brown University:


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects above age 18 of any ethnicity will be enrolled in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects will be excluded from the study if they have significant skin disease which would not allow manipulation of their photographs consistent with the rest of the subjects.
  • Since the study instructions are in English, Non-English speakers will be excluded.
  • Those with co-morbidity sufficiently severe to prevent them from being able to perform a SSE will be excluded.
  • In addition, those with cognitive impairment who are unable to give informed consent, or to understand the study instructions given to them, will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00237965

Sponsors and Collaborators
Brown University
Principal Investigator: Martin A Weinstock, MD, Ph.D Veterans Affairs Medical Center Providence, RI
  More Information Identifier: NCT00237965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00001402
Study First Received: October 11, 2005
Last Updated: October 11, 2005

Keywords provided by Brown University:
Skin Self Examination
Mole Mapping Diagram

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on April 27, 2017