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Patients are likely to see their barbers and beauticians more often than their primary care physicians, when applicable. This project is centered around empowering "paraprofessionals" such as hairdressers and barbers with knowledge to bridge the gap in identifying skin cancer early in its course. Hairdressers were interviewed at two separate locations, "The prestige" and "Dave's Barbershop." They were presented with questionnaires before and after attending 10-minute presentation on identifying various types of skin cancers and reviewing a brochure. Results indicated hairdressers felt more confident in identifying skin cancer post-presentation, on average scored themselves 4 points higher on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 representing feeling the most confident).
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Spence, Devan, "Bridging the Gap between Healthcare and Haircare" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 832.