Can sun protection knowledge change behavior in a resistant population?

Title

Can sun protection knowledge change behavior in a resistant population?

Creator

Swindler Julie E; Lloyd Jenifer R; Gil Karen M

Publisher

Cutis

Date

2007
2007-06

Description

The future skin cancer statistics for the youth of the United States are staggering. Traditional educational programs are currently the mainstay to foster sun protective awareness for this high-risk, sun-worshipping population. This study was designed to monitor high school students for both short-term and long-term changes in knowledge and attitude, as well as for any change in behavior, following a standard sun protection intervention. Our results demonstrated that although students had an increase in knowledge, it was insufficient to change their behavior.

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adolescent; *Health Education; *Adolescent Behavior; *Health Behavior; Attitude to Health; Radiation Protection; Skin Neoplasms/*prevention & control/psychology; Sunlight/adverse effects; Sunscreening Agents/administration & dosage; Psychology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

463–470

Issue

6

Volume

79

Citation

Swindler Julie E; Lloyd Jenifer R; Gil Karen M, “Can sun protection knowledge change behavior in a resistant population?,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 9, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5657.

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