We report a questionnaire-based survey of parents of schoolchildren to assess the impact of Sun Awareness Week, organized by the U.K. Skin Cancer Working Party, from 4 to 10 June 1995.
A questionnaire was designed, pre-tested and modified.
Nine hundred and eighty-nine parents of schoolchildren were approached before and after Sun Awareness Week at eight comprehensive primary schools and a children's clothes shop.
Responses to the questionnaires were analysed in the following categories : total knowledge, sunscreen knowledge, melanoma risk factor knowledge, attitude, self-reported behaviour and awareness of the link between childhood sun exposure and cancer (link).
A reasonable level of knowledge was demonstrated in the sample population.
Significant improvements in attitude and behaviour scores were observed (P<0.05).
Three of the four link questions were significantly improved (P<0.005).
These results were not explained by differences in age, sex or occupation between the before and after populations.
Further national studies are needed to establish long-term benefits of such interventions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Questionnaire, Parent, Connaissance, Rayonnement solaire, Protection soleil, Produit antisolaire, Enfant, Homme, Prévention, Mélanome malin, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Questionnaire, Parent, Knowledge, Solar radiation, Sun protection, Sunscreen product, Child, Human, Prevention, Malignant melanoma, Risk factor, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0330241
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 12/09/1997.