Melanoma task force (META) project in Italy: Methodology

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A nationwide survey of the diagnostic-therapeutic models used in Italian hospitals for the treatment of melanoma was performed. The study was conducted using paper-assisted personal interviews in hospitals throughout the country [De Vaus DA: Surveys in Social Research, ed 4. London, Routledge, 1995]. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by interviewers specialized in medical research. These 45-minute interviews took place in the office/clinic of the interviewee, during which the interviewer compiled and checked questionnaires for completeness and accuracy. In each hospital, clinicians responsible for the diagnosis, therapy or follow-up phases of melanoma care were interviewed according to their area of expertise. When possible, interviewees included a dermatologist, a surgeon and an oncologist from each hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Italy
  • Melanoma Task Force (META)
  • Melanoma treatment survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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