Efficacy of a sun protection workbook for kidney transplant recipients: A randomized controlled trial of a culturally sensitive educational intervention

J. K. Robinson*, Y. Guevara, R. Gaber, M. L. Clayman, M. J. Kwasny, J. J. Friedewald, E. J. Gordon

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Abstract

A culturally sensitive educational intervention that encouraged sun protection behaviors among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) was developed and the short-term efficacy was evaluated. Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic/Latino and non-Hispanic Black patients, who received a transplant 2-24 months prior to the study, were randomized into two study groups: intervention versus standard of care. Electronic reminders tailored to the weather conditions were sent every 2 weeks by text message or email. Self-reported surveys and biologic measurements were obtained prior to the intervention and 6 weeks later. Among the 101 study participants, there was a statistically significant increase in knowledge, recognition of personal risk of developing skin cancer, willingness to change sun protection behavior and self-reported performance of sun protection in participants receiving the intervention in comparison with those receiving standard of care (p-

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2821-2829
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • cancer
  • Clinical research
  • clinical trial
  • dermatology
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • malignancy
  • neoplasia: skin
  • nonmelanoma
  • patient education
  • practice
  • preventive healthcare
  • race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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