Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia

Kate M. Fennell, Kimberley Martin, Carlene J. Wilson, Camilla Trenerry, Greg Sharplin, James Dollman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study explores rural South Australians’ barriers to help-seeking for skin cancer detection. A total of 201 randomly selected rural adults (18–94 years, 66% female) were presented with a skin-cancer-related scenario via telephone and were asked the extent to which various barriers would impede their help-seeking, based on an amended version of the Barriers to Help-Seeking Scale. Older (≥63 years) and less educated participants endorsed barriers more strongly than their younger, more educated counterparts in the following domains; “Concrete barriers and distrust of caregivers”, “Emotional control”, “Minimising problem and Normalisation”, “Need for control and self-reliance” (every domain other than “Privacy”). Socioeconomic disadvantage, gender, and farmer status did not predict stronger overall barriers, but some gender and occupation-related differences were detected at the item level. Farmers were also more likely to endorse the “Minimising problem and normalization” domain than their non-farmer working rural counterparts. Widely endorsed barriers included the tendency to minimise the problem, a desire to remain in control/not be influenced by others, reluctance to show emotion or complain, and having concerns about privacy or waiting times.

LanguageEnglish
Article number19
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Barrier
  • Cancer
  • Help
  • Help-seeking
  • Physician-patient relations
  • Psychosocial
  • Rural
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Fennell, K. M., Martin, K., Wilson, C. J., Trenerry, C., Sharplin, G., & Dollman, J. (2017). Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6(2), [19]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm6020019
Fennell, Kate M. ; Martin, Kimberley ; Wilson, Carlene J. ; Trenerry, Camilla ; Sharplin, Greg ; Dollman, James. / Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia. In: Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 6, No. 2.
@article{dd5d8dd43989455fbf4a099da79bb727,
title = "Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia",
abstract = "This study explores rural South Australians’ barriers to help-seeking for skin cancer detection. A total of 201 randomly selected rural adults (18–94 years, 66{\%} female) were presented with a skin-cancer-related scenario via telephone and were asked the extent to which various barriers would impede their help-seeking, based on an amended version of the Barriers to Help-Seeking Scale. Older (≥63 years) and less educated participants endorsed barriers more strongly than their younger, more educated counterparts in the following domains; “Concrete barriers and distrust of caregivers”, “Emotional control”, “Minimising problem and Normalisation”, “Need for control and self-reliance” (every domain other than “Privacy”). Socioeconomic disadvantage, gender, and farmer status did not predict stronger overall barriers, but some gender and occupation-related differences were detected at the item level. Farmers were also more likely to endorse the “Minimising problem and normalization” domain than their non-farmer working rural counterparts. Widely endorsed barriers included the tendency to minimise the problem, a desire to remain in control/not be influenced by others, reluctance to show emotion or complain, and having concerns about privacy or waiting times.",
keywords = "Barrier, Cancer, Help, Help-seeking, Physician-patient relations, Psychosocial, Rural, Skin",
author = "Fennell, {Kate M.} and Kimberley Martin and Wilson, {Carlene J.} and Camilla Trenerry and Greg Sharplin and James Dollman",
year = "2017",
month = "2",
day = "13",
doi = "10.3390/jcm6020019",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Medicine",
issn = "2077-0383",
number = "2",

}

Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia. / Fennell, Kate M.; Martin, Kimberley; Wilson, Carlene J.; Trenerry, Camilla; Sharplin, Greg; Dollman, James.

In: Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 2, 19, 13.02.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Barriers to seeking help for skin cancer detection in Rural Australia

AU - Fennell, Kate M.

AU - Martin, Kimberley

AU - Wilson, Carlene J.

AU - Trenerry, Camilla

AU - Sharplin, Greg

AU - Dollman, James

PY - 2017/2/13

Y1 - 2017/2/13

N2 - This study explores rural South Australians’ barriers to help-seeking for skin cancer detection. A total of 201 randomly selected rural adults (18–94 years, 66% female) were presented with a skin-cancer-related scenario via telephone and were asked the extent to which various barriers would impede their help-seeking, based on an amended version of the Barriers to Help-Seeking Scale. Older (≥63 years) and less educated participants endorsed barriers more strongly than their younger, more educated counterparts in the following domains; “Concrete barriers and distrust of caregivers”, “Emotional control”, “Minimising problem and Normalisation”, “Need for control and self-reliance” (every domain other than “Privacy”). Socioeconomic disadvantage, gender, and farmer status did not predict stronger overall barriers, but some gender and occupation-related differences were detected at the item level. Farmers were also more likely to endorse the “Minimising problem and normalization” domain than their non-farmer working rural counterparts. Widely endorsed barriers included the tendency to minimise the problem, a desire to remain in control/not be influenced by others, reluctance to show emotion or complain, and having concerns about privacy or waiting times.

AB - This study explores rural South Australians’ barriers to help-seeking for skin cancer detection. A total of 201 randomly selected rural adults (18–94 years, 66% female) were presented with a skin-cancer-related scenario via telephone and were asked the extent to which various barriers would impede their help-seeking, based on an amended version of the Barriers to Help-Seeking Scale. Older (≥63 years) and less educated participants endorsed barriers more strongly than their younger, more educated counterparts in the following domains; “Concrete barriers and distrust of caregivers”, “Emotional control”, “Minimising problem and Normalisation”, “Need for control and self-reliance” (every domain other than “Privacy”). Socioeconomic disadvantage, gender, and farmer status did not predict stronger overall barriers, but some gender and occupation-related differences were detected at the item level. Farmers were also more likely to endorse the “Minimising problem and normalization” domain than their non-farmer working rural counterparts. Widely endorsed barriers included the tendency to minimise the problem, a desire to remain in control/not be influenced by others, reluctance to show emotion or complain, and having concerns about privacy or waiting times.

KW - Barrier

KW - Cancer

KW - Help

KW - Help-seeking

KW - Physician-patient relations

KW - Psychosocial

KW - Rural

KW - Skin

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85051893779&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3390/jcm6020019

DO - 10.3390/jcm6020019

M3 - Article

VL - 6

JO - Journal of Clinical Medicine

T2 - Journal of Clinical Medicine

JF - Journal of Clinical Medicine

SN - 2077-0383

IS - 2

M1 - 19

ER -