- Education can be effective at altering sun-protective behavior in transplant recipients, but no studies have yet linked it to decreasing rates of skin cancer.
- Meta-analysis that included 7 studies (5 randomized controlled trials and 2 case series with a before-and-after design).
- Educational strategies evaluated in these studies included a mobile app, a culturally sensitive workbook, 2 videos, and traditional verbal or written education during an outpatient visit.
- Funding: No funding source disclosed.
- None of the studies directly showed that sun protection educational interventions reduced the incidence of skin cancer posttransplantation.
- Only 2 of the studies tried to show that an educational intervention led to a difference in sun damage or skin pigmentation, which is an objective intermediate measures of sun exposure.
- 2 case series demonstrated that some sun-protective behaviors m...