Background: Multicomponent Check-It-Out project interventions were found to be effective at increasing thorough skin self-examinations (TSSE). Application of this research will benefit from determining the most important interventions for promoting TSSE.
Objective: Identification of the most important Check-It-Out intervention components for promoting TSSE.
Methods: This study analyzed the responses of the 567 participants who were randomized into the skin examination intervention group and who did not report performing TSSE at their baseline interview.
Results: Watching the video, using the hand mirror, shower card, American Cancer Society brochure, sample photographs, and finding the health educator helpful were associated with performing TSSE at 2 months, 12 months, or both.
Limitations: Use of the materials within the skin group was not randomly assigned. All data were based on participant self-report.
Conclusions: As future interventions to increase TSSE are developed, the identified useful components will be important to include.