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Brittany BendoffFollow

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18-8-2017 10:00 AM

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18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: Over the last 40 years the number of new melanoma cases is not only increasing in adults, but also in children. The rate of pediatric melanoma in males and females ages 1 to 19 has increased by 2% per year since 1973. Risk factors for adult melanomas are well understood, whereas due to the rarity of pediatric melanomas, the risk factors have not been established

Objectives: The purpose of the integrative literature review is to discover if and why the incidence rates of pediatric melanoma are increasing This review will also explore the trends in pediatric melanoma and detection criteria.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the Framework of Whittemore and Knafl. Databases that were used to find information for the integrative literature review were CINAHL Complete, PubMed, and Science Direct. The Health Belief Model (HBM) will be used in this study to help with the understanding of why the incidence of pediatric melanoma is increasing.

Results: Between the years 1988 to 2007 the incidence of pediatric melanoma was increasing. Between the years 2000 and 2010 the incidence of pediatric melanoma was decreasing. It is unknown if the incidence of pediatric melanoma has increased or decreased since 2010

Conclusion: Providing patient education regarding sun safety, and implementing sun safety techniques can help to decrease the incidence of pediatric melanoma.

Keywords: incidence, melanoma, pediatric

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Incidence of Pediatric Melanoma

Background: Over the last 40 years the number of new melanoma cases is not only increasing in adults, but also in children. The rate of pediatric melanoma in males and females ages 1 to 19 has increased by 2% per year since 1973. Risk factors for adult melanomas are well understood, whereas due to the rarity of pediatric melanomas, the risk factors have not been established

Objectives: The purpose of the integrative literature review is to discover if and why the incidence rates of pediatric melanoma are increasing This review will also explore the trends in pediatric melanoma and detection criteria.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the Framework of Whittemore and Knafl. Databases that were used to find information for the integrative literature review were CINAHL Complete, PubMed, and Science Direct. The Health Belief Model (HBM) will be used in this study to help with the understanding of why the incidence of pediatric melanoma is increasing.

Results: Between the years 1988 to 2007 the incidence of pediatric melanoma was increasing. Between the years 2000 and 2010 the incidence of pediatric melanoma was decreasing. It is unknown if the incidence of pediatric melanoma has increased or decreased since 2010

Conclusion: Providing patient education regarding sun safety, and implementing sun safety techniques can help to decrease the incidence of pediatric melanoma.

Keywords: incidence, melanoma, pediatric

 

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