Thompson, MJW and Aitken, DA and van der Mei, IA and Otahal, P and Cicolini, J and Winzenberg, TM and Jones, G, Predictors of Beagley-Gibson skin cast grade in older adults, Skin Research and Technology, 23, (2) pp. 235-242. ISSN 0909-752X (2017) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S
METHODS: Study participants aged 53-83 years had silicone casts taken from the dorsum of both hands and graded by the BG method. Lifetime sun exposure, skin phenotypic traits and smoking status were assessed by questionnaire. 25-hydroxyvitamin D and melanin density were measured using radioimmunoassay and spectrophotometry, respectively. Ordered logistic regression was used to compute a single odds ratio (OR) by taking BG grade as the outcome variable.
RESULTS: Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D was associated with increasing BG grade (OR = 1.39, P = 0.02) in adjusted analysis. Age (OR = 1.14, P < 0.001), occupational sun exposure (OR = 1.62, P < 0.001), ability to tan (OR = 1.40, P < 0.001), melanin density (OR=0.79, P = 0.001), lifetime leisure time sun exposure (OR = 1.21, P = 0.004), current smoking (OR = 1.82, P = 0.007), propensity to sunburn (OR = 1.18, P = 0.016), and waist-hip ratio (OR = 1.10, P = 0.02) were independent predictors of BG grade. Hair colour, number of sunburns, body mass index and gender were not independent predictors of BG grade.
CONCLUSIONS: Beagley-Gibson skin cast grade is a biologically relevant marker of UVR exposure in older adults influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Beagley-Gibson, actinic damage, older adults, skin, sun exposure|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Rheumatology and Arthritis|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)|
|UTAS Author:||Thompson, MJW (Dr Michael Thompson)|
|UTAS Author:||Aitken, DA (Associate Professor Dawn Aitken)|
|UTAS Author:||van der Mei, IA (Associate Professor Ingrid van der Mei)|
|UTAS Author:||Otahal, P (Mr Petr Otahal)|
|UTAS Author:||Winzenberg, TM (Professor Tania Winzenberg)|
|UTAS Author:||Jones, G (Professor Graeme Jones)|
|Year Published:||2017 (online first 2016)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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