Self-estimation or phototest measurement of skin UV sensitivity and its association with people's attitudes towards sun exposure.

@article{Falk2014SelfestimationOP,
  title={Self-estimation or phototest measurement of skin UV sensitivity and its association with people's attitudes towards sun exposure.},
  author={Magnus Falk},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          797-803
        }
}
BACKGROUND Fitzpatrick's classification is the most common way of assessing skin UV sensitivity. The study aim was to investigate how self-estimated and actual UV sensitivity, as measured by phototest, are associated with attitudes towards sunbathing and the propensity to increase sun protection, as well as the correlation between self-estimated and actual UV sensitivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 166 primary healthcare patients filled-out a questionnaire investigating attitudes towards… CONTINUE READING

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