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Participation in a Prospective Cohort Study on Melanoma did not Affect the Incidence and Mortality of the Studied Disease

Ingvar, Åsa M LU ; Olsson, Håkan LU ; Broberg, Per LU ; Isaksson, Karolin LU ; Ingvar, Christian LU and Nielsen, Kari LU (2020) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 100(1).
Abstract

Prospective observational studies have shown previously that study participants have lower morbidity and mortality than non-participants. The aim of the current study was to determine whether participants in a prospective cohort study on melanoma have a different incidence and mortality of melanoma compared with non-participants and the background population. Information was collected from Swedish National Registers on participants (n = 30,501) and non-participants (n = 10,499) in the "Melanoma In Southern Sweden" (MISS) study and the background population (n = 243,032). Hazard ratios were calculated for overall incidence of cancer and melanoma, and all-cause and melanoma-specific mortality, using Cox regression. Participants had a... (More)

Prospective observational studies have shown previously that study participants have lower morbidity and mortality than non-participants. The aim of the current study was to determine whether participants in a prospective cohort study on melanoma have a different incidence and mortality of melanoma compared with non-participants and the background population. Information was collected from Swedish National Registers on participants (n = 30,501) and non-participants (n = 10,499) in the "Melanoma In Southern Sweden" (MISS) study and the background population (n = 243,032). Hazard ratios were calculated for overall incidence of cancer and melanoma, and all-cause and melanoma-specific mortality, using Cox regression. Participants had a lower overall incidence of cancer and all-cause mortality than non-participants and the background population. There was no difference in incidence of melanoma or melanoma-specific characteristics between participants and the background population. In conclusion, participants in the MISS study have a slightly better general health, but are a representative sample of the population with regard to studies of melanoma risk factors.

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  abstract     = {<p>Prospective observational studies have shown previously that study participants have lower morbidity and mortality than non-participants. The aim of the current study was to determine whether participants in a prospective cohort study on melanoma have a different incidence and mortality of melanoma compared with non-participants and the background population. Information was collected from Swedish National Registers on participants (n = 30,501) and non-participants (n = 10,499) in the "Melanoma In Southern Sweden" (MISS) study and the background population (n = 243,032). Hazard ratios were calculated for overall incidence of cancer and melanoma, and all-cause and melanoma-specific mortality, using Cox regression. Participants had a lower overall incidence of cancer and all-cause mortality than non-participants and the background population. There was no difference in incidence of melanoma or melanoma-specific characteristics between participants and the background population. In conclusion, participants in the MISS study have a slightly better general health, but are a representative sample of the population with regard to studies of melanoma risk factors.</p>},
  author       = {Ingvar, Åsa M and Olsson, Håkan and Broberg, Per and Isaksson, Karolin and Ingvar, Christian and Nielsen, Kari},
  issn         = {1651-2057},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {Participation in a Prospective Cohort Study on Melanoma did not Affect the Incidence and Mortality of the Studied Disease},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3362},
  doi          = {10.2340/00015555-3362},
  volume       = {100},
  year         = {2020},
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