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Study TitleAccuracy of General Practioners' Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, 1994: File pat
Primary InvestigatorWard, J. Law, J.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of general practitioners' (GP) clinical diagnosis of skin lesions. The GP survey includes a confidence rating for identifying 17 types of dermatological lesions. The patient survey includes questions about sunburn, medical examinations for skin cancer, and relatives with melanoma Background variables for the GP survey include age, sex, year graduated, and the number of years as a practicing GP. Background variables for the patient survey include sex, year and place of birth, level of education attained, and employment status.
Production Date (documentation)1997-07-18
Bibliographic CitationWard, A./J., et al. Accuracy of General Practioners' Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, 1996 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
CopyrightCopyright © 2004, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
ContactAssoc Professor Jeanette Ward Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit Central Sydney Area Health Service Locked Bag 8 Newtown NSW 2042
Contact AffiliationNeeds Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Health;Specific diseases and medical conditions
KeywordsCancer;Medical practitioners;Patients
Population (Universe)General Practitioners who attended the NSW Cancer Council Skin Cancer seminars in 1994 and who completed pre and post-tests of knowledge and skills. Patients selected by local dermatologist and participating experts at the seminar.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1994-01-01 End date - Data Collection: 1994-01-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1994-01-01 Time Period - End: 1994-01-01
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureno sampling (total universe) simple random sample Number of units in original sample: 127 (GP); 55 (Patients)
Data Kindsurvey
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorAssoc Professor Jeanette Ward Needs Assessment and Health Outcomes Unit Central Sydney Area Health Service Locked Bag 8 Newtown NSW 2042
Deposit Date1997-07-18
Other Content
Mode of Data Collectionself-completion (distribute, collect)
CommentThe aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of general practitioners' (GP) clinical diagnosis of skin lesions. The GP survey includes a confidence rating for identifying 17 types of dermatological lesions. The patient survey includes questions about sunburn, medical examinations for skin cancer, and relatives with melanoma Background variables for the GP survey include age, sex, year graduated, and the number of years as a practicing GP. Background variables for the patient survey include sex, year and place of birth, level of education attained, and employment status.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Ward, A./J., et al. Accuracy of General Practioners' Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, 1996 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, .
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Accuracy of General Practioners' Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, 1994: File pat
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
LabelAccuracy of General Practioners' Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, 1994: File pat
Languageen
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-27
ProducerGPEP (190)
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
Patient ID Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
patid 101.0 456.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:37 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1074013
Interval: contin
Label: Patient ID
Maximum: 456.0
Mean: 258.0
Minimum: 101.0
Variable Name: patid
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_v1
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 1
Std. Deviation: 132.082
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:37 UTC
Maximum: 456.0
Minimum: 101.0
Variable ID: v1
Variable Width: 3
Patients sex Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
patsex 1.0 2.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:36 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1074012
Interval: discrete
Label: Patients sex
Variable Name: patsex
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_v2
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:36 UTC
Maximum: 2.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v2
Variable Width: 2
Year of birth Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
yob 1907.0 1999.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:35 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Variable ID: 1074011
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Label: Year of birth
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Mean: 1935.4
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Variable Name: yob
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 3
Std. Deviation: 19.991
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:35 UTC
Maximum: 1999.0
Minimum: 1907.0
Variable ID: v3
Variable Width: 4
Country of birth Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cob 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:34 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Variable ID: 1074010
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Label: Country of birth
Variable Name: cob
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_v4
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 4
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:34 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v4
Variable Width: 2
Age arrive in Aust Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
ageaust 1.0 99.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:33 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1074009
Interval: discrete
Label: Age arrive in Aust
Variable Name: ageaust
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 5
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:33 UTC
Maximum: 99.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v5
Variable Width: 2
Education Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
educ 2.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:32 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Format: numeric
Format Schema: ISO
Variable ID: 1074008
Interval: discrete
Label: Education
Variable Name: educ
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 6
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:32 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 2.0
Variable ID: v6
Variable Width: 2
Current employment Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
employ 1.0 7.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:31 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Variable ID: 1074007
Interval: discrete
Label: Current employment
Variable Name: employ
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 7
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:31 UTC
Maximum: 7.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v7
Variable Width: 2
Taking medicine Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
medic 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:30 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Variable ID: 1074006
Interval: discrete
Label: Taking medicine
Variable Name: medic
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_v8
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 8
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:30 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v8
Variable Width: 2
Have cancer Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cancer 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:29 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Variable ID: 1074005
Interval: discrete
Label: Have cancer
Variable Name: cancer
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_v9
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 9
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:29 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v9
Variable Width: 2
Skin type Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
skintyp 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:28 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Label: Skin type
Variable Name: skintyp
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 10
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:28 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v10
Variable Width: 2
Sunburn easily Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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sunburn 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:27 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 11
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:27 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v11
Variable Width: 2
Melanoma exam Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:26 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 12
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:26 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v12
Variable Width: 2
Know melanoma Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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melknow 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:25 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 13
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:25 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v13
Variable Width: 2
Rels had melanoma Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:23 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:23 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v14
Variable Width: 2
Patient had melanoma Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:22 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 15
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:22 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v15
Variable Width: 2
Had skin cancer Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
skincan 1.0 9.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:21 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 16
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:21 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v16
Variable Width: 2
Had mole removed Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:20 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
Variable Position: 17
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:20 UTC
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Variable ID: v17
Variable Width: 2
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:19 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:19 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v18
Variable Width: 2
Change in mole Return to 00985-pat   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:38 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:38 UTC
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Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v19
Variable Width: 2
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Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 10:35:39 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:32:36 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat_F1
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Valid Cases: 55
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00985-pat
Database Study ID: 2589
Updated At: 2011-07-30 10:35:39 UTC
Maximum: 9.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: v20
Variable Width: 2

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