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Table 5.

Changes from baseline to 1 mo in the reported thoroughness of SSEs in each group and in the total sample

Carriers
Noncarriers
Total sample
CDKN2A/p16+ no melanoma history
CDKN2A/p16+ melanoma history
CDKN2A/p16 no melanoma history
Baseline1 moBaseline1 moBaseline1 moBaseline1 mo
Thoroughness of SSEs         
    SSE thoroughness ratings* 2.67 2.61 3.23 2.77 2.38 2.25 2.71 2.50 
    No. body sites examined during SSEs 5.46 8.82 8.82 7.91 7.41 5.82 7.26 7.26 
    Frequency of enlistment of another person's assistance in the conduct of SSEs§ 1.91 1.91 2.82 2.27 1.77 1.47 2.10 1.82 
Carriers
Noncarriers
Total sample
CDKN2A/p16+ no melanoma history
CDKN2A/p16+ melanoma history
CDKN2A/p16 no melanoma history
Baseline1 moBaseline1 moBaseline1 moBaseline1 mo
Thoroughness of SSEs         
    SSE thoroughness ratings* 2.67 2.61 3.23 2.77 2.38 2.25 2.71 2.50 
    No. body sites examined during SSEs 5.46 8.82 8.82 7.91 7.41 5.82 7.26 7.26 
    Frequency of enlistment of another person's assistance in the conduct of SSEs§ 1.91 1.91 2.82 2.27 1.77 1.47 2.10 1.82 

NOTE: Values in boldface indicate significant changes from baseline.

*

1, I did not pay close attention to my skin; 2, I casually checked my skin, taking a quick overall look; 3, I only looked at particular marks on my skin; and 4, I did a thorough skin exam.

Participants used a checklist to indicate whether they had examined each of the following body parts when conducting a SSE: scalp, face, neck, shoulders, back, chest, arms, genitals, legs, feet, and bottoms of feet; they received a score of 1 for each of the 11 body parts checked.

P < 0.01.

§

1, none of the time; 2, some of the time; 3, about half of the time; 4, most of the time; 5, all of the time.

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