Sun-protective behaviors in populations at high risk for skin cancer.

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Diao, D. Y., & Lee, T. K. (2014). Sun-protective behaviors in populations at high risk for skin cancer. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 7, 9-18.
Over 3 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US annually. Melanoma, a subtype of skin cancer that can be fatal if the disease is not detected and treated at an ear…

Can skin cancer prevention and early detection be improved via mobile phone text messaging? A randomised, attention control trial. 

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Youl, P. H., Soyer, H. P., Baade, P. D., Marshall, A. L., Finch, L., & Janda, M. (2015). Can skin cancer prevention and early detection be improved via mobile phone text messaging? A randomised, attention control trial. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 71, 50-56.
Objective: To test the impact of a theory-based, SMS (text message)-delivered behavioural intervention (Healthy Text) targeting sun protection or skin self-examination behaviours …

Skin cancer protective behaviors among the elderly: Explaining their response to a health education program using the health belief model. 

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Carmel, S., Shani, E., & Rosenberg, L. (1996). Skin cancer protective behaviors among the elderly: Explaining their response to a health education program using the health belief model. Educational Gerontology, 22(7), 651-668. 
An evaluation study of an intervention for prevention of skin cancer among all age groups was conducted in 4 kibbutzim (collective settlements) in Israel. The subsample for this s…

Mailed intervention to promote sun protection of children: A randomized controlled trial. 

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Crane, L. A., Asdigian, N. L., Barón, A. E., Aalborg, J., Marcus, A. C., Mokrohisky, S. T., Morelli, J. G. (2012). Mailed intervention to promote sun protection of children: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(4), 399-410. 
Background: Sun exposure, especially during childhood, is the most important preventable risk factor for skin cancer, yet few effective interventions to reduce exposure exist.  P…

Skin cancer risk discussions in melanoma-affected families

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Hay, J., Ostroff, J., Martin, A., Serle, N., Soma, S., Mujumdar, U., & Berwick, M. (2005). Skin cancer risk discussions in melanoma-affected families. Journal of Cancer Education, 20(4), 240-246.
Background: First-degree relatives (FDRs) of melanoma patients are at increased melanoma risk and thus represent an important target for prevention education. Family skin cancer r…

Sun protection behaviors and stages of change for the primary prevention of skin cancers among beachgoers in southeastern New England.

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Weinstock, M. A., Rossi, J. S., Redding, C. A., Maddock, J. E., & Cottrill, S. D. (2000). Sun protection behaviors and stages of change for the primary prevention of skin cancers among beachgoers in southeastern New England. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 22(4), 286-293.
Evaluated the impact of a large scale campaign to encourage increased protection from solar ultra violet radiation. Representative household interview surveys were conducted both …

Behavioral community intervention to reduce the risk of skin cancer. 

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Lombard, D., Neubauer, T. E., Canfield, D., & Winett, R. A. (1991). Behavioral community intervention to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24(4), 677-686.
Used a SafeSun intervention package to decrease skin cancer risk behaviors at 2 community swimming pools with 618 members. The intervention had 5 components: information posters a…

A randomized intervention study of sun protection promotion in well-child care. 

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Crane, L. A., Deas, A., Mokrohisky, S. T., Ehrsam, G., Jones, R. H., Dellavalle, R., . . . Morelli, J. (2006). A randomized intervention study of sun protection promotion in well-child care. Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory, 42(3), 162-170. 
Background: This study evaluated the behavioral impact of a skin cancer prevention program in which health care providers delivered advice and materials to parents of infants over…

Examination of the short-term efficacy of a parent-based intervention to prevent skin cancer.

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Turrisi, R., Hillhouse, J., Heavin, S., Robinson, J., Adams, M., & Berry, J. (2004). Examination of the short-term efficacy of a parent-based intervention to prevent skin cancer. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 27(4), 393-412.
The research evaluated an intervention strategy designed to prevent skin cancer in young adolescents. The intervention used parents as change agents to effectively communicate the…

Weekend sun protection and sunburn in Australia: Trends (1987-2002) and association with SunSmart television advertising. 

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Dobbinson, S. J., Wakefield, M. A., Jamsen, K. M., Herd, N. L., Spittal, M. J., Lipscomb, J. E., & Hill, D. J. (2008). Weekend sun protection and sunburn in Australia: Trends (1987-2002) and association with SunSmart television advertising. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34(2), 94-101.
Background: The Australian state of Victoria has run a population-based skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart since 1988, incorporating substantial public education effor…

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