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TITLE:

AWARENESS, PERSPECTIVES AND CONDUCT OF PAKISTANI ADULTS REGARDING EPIDERMAL CARCINOMA AND SUN SCREENING

AUTHORS:

Dr. Khizra Amjad, Dr. Marjan Noor, Dr. Afnan Noor

ABSTRACT:

Aim: To record the extent of awareness, perspectives and conduct of Pakistani adults regarding epidermal carcinoma, its prevention and sun screening. Method: The research was a rectifying and observational analysis. The researcher took a population of one thousand and twenty people from the 7 geographic areas of Pakistan, belonging to an age range of 18-75. Results: The population taken from Eastern and South- eastern Punjab reported low levels of understanding regarding skin carcinoma and sun screening. Females scored higher in comparison to males in awareness. The more knowledgeable groups like undergraduates and postgraduates and those who were juniors in age scored higher as compared to the rest. Conclusion: Literacy, sex, environment does effect the perspectives, conduct and awareness regarding skin carcinoma and sun screening. Key Words: Melanoma, Postgraduates, Perspectives, Protection Behaviors, Skin Carcinoma, Sun Screening.

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