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Assessing the Potential for Patient-led Surveillance After Treatment of Localized Melanoma (MEL-SELF): A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial – Deonna Ackermann,…Jolyn Hersch et al

This pilot randomized clinical trial including 100 patients found that patient-led surveillance was safe, feasible, and acceptable. Despite limited statistical power to detect effects on secondary outcomes, the intervention appears to improve skin self-examination practice and detection of subsequent new primary melanomas.

Can patient-led surveillance detect subsequent new primary or recurrent melanoma and reduce the need for routinely scheduled follow-up? A protocol for the MEL-SELF randomised controlled trial – Deonna Ackermann,…Jolyn Hersch et al

Most subsequent new primary or recurrent melanomas might be self-detected if patients are trained to systematically self-examine their skin and have access to timely medical review (patient-led surveillance). Routinely scheduled clinic visits (clinician-led surveillance) is resource-intensive and has not been shown to improve health outcomes; [...]

Demographics, health literacy and health locus of control beliefs of Australian women who take complementary medicine products during pregnancy and breastfeeding: A cross-sectional, online, national survey – Larisa Barnes et al

Pregnant and breastfeeding women's use of complementary medicine products (CMPs) is common, and possibly associated with autonomous health care behaviours. However, the health literacy levels and health locus of control beliefs of women who use CMPs in pregnancy and lactation have not been previously assessed [...]