Please read each question carefully and provide your answers by marking the space that reflects your answer or typing the response on the line provided.  Please remember that this survey is completely anonymous and there are no right or wrong answers.  Thank you once again for your participation in this study.

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* 1. How old are you?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. Which of the following most closely describes your ethnic background?

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* 5. What type of medical degree do you have?

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* 6. What year did you graduate from medical school?

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* 7. How would you best describe your primary specialty area?

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* 8. What percentage of your time is spent in direct patient care?

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* 9. Which of the following best describes your type of medical practice?

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* 10. Which of the following best describes the location of your primary practice?

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* 11. In a typical month, approximately how many patients do you see?

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* 12. In a typical month, approximately how many of the patients you see present with suspicious skin lesions that might be cancerous?

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* 13. How confident are you in your ability to differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous skin lesions?

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* 14. When a patient presents with a suspicious skin lesion, which of the following most closely describes what you typically do?

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* 15. Physicians use different strategies to get up to date medical information.  Which of the following are your 2 top sources for obtaining information on skin cancer screening and prevention?

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* 16. Have you ever heard of a dermascope, a device that helps physicians screen for skin cancers?

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* 17. If yes, in what context did you hear about it?

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* 18. Have you ever read about dermoscopy in the medical literature?

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* 19. If yes, how much have you read?

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* 20. Have you ever used a dermascope?

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* 21. If yes, do you currently use it in your clinical practice?

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* 22. The following questions address different properties of skin cancer screening tools that make them more or less acceptable to physicians.  Using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is not at all likely and 5 is very likely, please tell us how likely you are to use a dermascope in your clinical practice if it...

  Not at all likely
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2 3 4 Very likely
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Was easy to use
Costs less than $500
Could be attached to a smartphone
Was handheld
Training could be done in one day
Is more sensitive than a naked eye exam
Costs more than $1500
Requires little maintenance
Requires a lot of practice
Does not record digital images
Reduces the need for biopsies
Can help identify suspect skin lesions quickly
Decreases cost of care
Increases your confidence in screening for skin cancer
Could increase revenue
Adds a few minutes to the patient encounter
The prevalence of skin cancer is increasing and primary care providers are well poised to assist in its early detection.  Dermascopes are relatively inexpensive, easy to use, and there is strong evidence indicating that they are more effective at screening for skin cancer than naked eye examinations.

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* 23. Using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is not at all likely and 5 is very likely, how likely are you to incorporate use of a dermascope as part of your clinical practice within the next 6 months?

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* 24. Using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is not at all likely and 5 is very likely, how likely are you to incorporate use of a dermascope as part of your clinical practice within the next 12 months?

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* 25. There are a number of issues that may keep physicians from incorporating dermoscopy into their clinical practice.  On a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is no barrier and 5 is a very big barrier, please tell us the degree to which each of the following items represents a barrier to incorporating dermoscopy into your clinical practice.

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2 3 4 Very big barrier
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Insufficient reimbursement
Added time to the patient encounter
Cost of the equipment
Time and training requirements to become proficient in its use
Skin cancer screening is a low priority for non-dermatologists
Increased patient anxiety
Increased risks of lawsuits
Patients may not accept it
Dermatologic concerns may be secondary to chief complaint if there are multiple comorbidities
No available training

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