Mediating variables in a parent based intervention to reduce skin cancer risk in children

Rob Turrisi, Joel Hillhouse, June K. Robinson, Jerod Stapleton

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Abstract

The present study examined theoretical mediators of a parent-based intervention on sunbathing tendencies and sunburn frequencies based on the work of Turrisi et al. [Turrisi, R., Hillhouse, J., Heavin, S., Robinson, J., Adams, M., & Berry, J. (2004). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 27, 393-412.]. Three hundred and forty parents in two regions of the United States were educated about the dangers of risky sun behavior and how to convey information about skin cancer prevention to their children. Attitudes toward sunbathing, health beliefs, appearance beliefs, and social normative beliefs were examined and found to be significant mediators of program effects on sunbathing tendencies and sunburn frequencies. The findings are discussed with respect to maximizing the effectiveness of future skin cancer interventions with children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-393
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Behavioral Medicine
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

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Sunbathing
Skin Neoplasms
Sunburn
Behavioral Medicine
Solar System
Fruit
Theoretical Models
Parents
Health

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Turrisi, Rob ; Hillhouse, Joel ; Robinson, June K. ; Stapleton, Jerod. / Mediating variables in a parent based intervention to reduce skin cancer risk in children. In: Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 30, No. 5. pp. 385-393.
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