The present study examined the impact of a conceptually driven intervention designed to increase skin cancer knowledge and promote healthier, « sun-safe » attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about sun exposure in mothers of children ages 6 months to 10 years old.
Participants (N=55) were assigned to a comprehensive prevention program (CPP), information-only condition (IOC), or a no-information control group (NIC).
An assessment battery measuring skin cancer knowledge, sun-safe behaviors, and sun exposure attitudes and beliefs was administered at baseline, 2 weeks postintervention, and 12 weeks postintervention.
Consistent with prediction, mothers in the CPP and IOC groups showed significant increases in skin cancer knowledge ; however, only those in the CPP condition showed increases in sun-safe behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that were maintained at the 12-week follow-up.
Also, results provide support for the influence of perceived severity, self-efficacy, response-efficacy, and perceived barriers on sun-safe behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Peau, Rayonnement solaire, Rayonnement UV, Facteur risque, Promotion santé, Education santé, Croyance, Attitude, Mère, Enfant, Homme, Adulte, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Skin, Solar radiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Risk factor, Health promotion, Health education, Belief, Attitude, Mother, Child, Human, Adult, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0069103
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.