Skin cancer-related prevention and screening behaviours: A review of the literature.

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Kasparian, N.A. & McLoone, J.K. (2009). Skin cancer-related prevention and screening behaviours: A review of the literature. Journal of Behaviour Medicine, 32, 406-428.
Primary prevention and early detection continue to be of paramount importance in addressing the public health threat of skin cancer. The aim of this systematic review was to provi…

High- and average-risk individuals’ beliefs about, and perceptions of, malignant melanoma: An Australian perspective.

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Kasparian, N.A., Butow, P.N., Meiser, B., & Mann, G.J. (2008). High- and average-risk individuals’ beliefs about, and perceptions of, malignant melanoma: An Australian perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 17, 270-279.
Despite expanding knowledge regarding the genetics of melanoma, there have been few attempts to define the psychosocial experiences of individuals with a family history of this di…

Sun safety education intervention for school and home.

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Johnston, R., Cross, D., Costa, C., Giles-Corti, B., Cordin, T., Milne, E., & English, D.R. (2003). Sun safety education intervention for school and home. Health Education, 103(6), 342-351.
Few developers of school-based health education programs actively involve the primary and secondary target audience in their program’s development. Kidskin was a sun protection in…

Guidelines for the development of social marketing programmes for sun protection among adolescents and young adults.

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Johnson, K.M., Jones, S.C., & Iverson, D. (2009). Guidelines for the development of social marketing programmes for sun protection among adolescents and young adults. Public Health, 123, e6-e10.
Objectives: To formulate ‘best practice’ guidelines for social marketing programmes for adolescents’ and young adults’ sun protection. Study design: A Delphi consensus process. …

Evaluation of a multicomponent appearance-based sun-protective intervention for young women: Uncovering the mechanisms of program efficacy.

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Jackson, K.M. & Aiken, L.S. (2006). Evaluation of a multicomponent appearance-based sun-protective intervention for young women: Uncovering the mechanisms of program efficacy. Health Psychology, 25(1), 34-46.
An appearance-based sun-protection intervention program was developed, implemented, and evaluated in a sample of 211 Caucasian women (ages 18–25) randomly assigned to the sun-prot…

Motives and sun-related behaviour.

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Ingledew, D.K., Ferguson, E., & Markland, D. (2010). Motives and sun-related behaviour. Journal of Health Psychology, 15(1), 8-20.
The aim was to clarify how motives influence sun-related behaviour. Participants were 239 adults, mean age 22 years. They completed questionnaire measures of life goals (represent…

Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents.

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Hingle, M.D., Snyder, A.L., McKenzie, N.E., Thomson, C.A., Logan, R.A., Ellison, E.A., Koch, S.M., & Harris, R.B. (2014). Effects of a short messaging service-based skin cancer prevention campaign in adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(5), 617-623.
Background: Skin cancer prevention emphasizes early adoption and practice of sun protection behaviors. Adolescence represents a high-risk period for ultraviolet radiation exposure…

Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum.

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Hesse, B.W., Beckjord, E., Rutten, L.J.F., Fagerlin, A., & Cameron, L.D. (2015). Cancer communication and informatics research across the cancer continuum. American Psychologist, 70(2), 198-210.
Over the past decade, dramatic changes brought about by a rapid diffusion of Internet technologies, cellular telephones, mobile devices, personal digital assistants, electronic he…

Effects of a preschool staff intervention on children’s sun protection: Outcome of Sun Protection is Fun!

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Gritz, E.R., Tripp, M.K., James, A.S., Harrist, R.B., Mueller, N.H., Chamberlain, R.M., & Parcel, G.S. (2007). Effects of a preschool staff intervention on children’s sun protection: Outcome of Sun Protection is Fun! Health Education & Behaviour, 34(4), 562-577.
The preschool is an important yet understudied setting for sun-protection interventions. This study evaluates the effects of Sun Protection is Fun! (SPF) on preschool staff behavi…

Randomized trial of two dissemination strategies for a skin cancer prevention program in aquatic settings.

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Glanz, K., Escoffery, C., Elliott, T., & Nehl, E.J. (2015). Randomized trial of two dissemination strategies for a skin cancer prevention program in aquatic settings. American Journal of Public Health, 105, 1415-1423.
Objectives. We compared 2 strategies for disseminating an evidence-based skin cancer prevention program.  Methods. We evaluated the effects of 2 strategies (basic vs enhanced) fo…

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