Was brief dermatologist intervention associated with patient behavior, satisfaction?

Bottom Line: A short intervention by dermatologists to assess patients' risk of sun exposure, discuss their motivations and barriers regarding sun protection, and offer advice on sun protection options was associated with better sun protection behavior reported by patients and more satisfaction communicating with their dermatologist. This small observational study compared 72 patients who received the Addressing Behavior Change (ABC) intervention with 81 patients in a comparison group over several months.

Authors: Kimberly A. Mallett, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and coauthors

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