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ERIC Number: EJ883083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
The Sun Sense Study: An Intervention to Improve Sun Protection in Children
Glasser, Alice; Shaheen, Magda; Glenn, Beth A.; Bastani, Roshan
American Journal of Health Behavior, v34 n4 p500-510 Jul-Aug 2010
Objectives: To assess the effect of a multicomponent intervention on parental knowledge, sun avoidance behaviors, and sun protection practices in children 3-10 years. Methods: A randomized trial at a pediatric clinic recruited 197 caregiver-child pairs (90% parents). Intervention included a brief presentation and brochure for the parent and educational video and sun protection incentives for the child. Results: Significant improvements were observed in sun protection practices and parental knowledge but not in sun avoidance behaviors. Conclusion: Although results support the intervention's effect on parent-child pairs for sun protection practices and parental knowledge, increasing sun avoidance behaviors may require further study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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