The efficacy of a school-based intervention was evaluated using a randomized controlled trial in Australia.
In consecutive grades (8,9, and 10), students in the intervention group received components of a program that addressed issues related to the need to protect yourself from the sun, behavioral strategies related to using sun-protective measures, personal and social images of having atan, the use of sun-safe clothing, and how to change their schools through forms of structural change.
Pre-and postintervention measures among junior high school students showed greatest improvement in the intervention group's knowledge scores and minimal changes in sun protection behavior from Grade 8 to Grade 9, which were not maintained through Grade 10.
Results of the study highlight some limitations of school-based interventions for changing sun protection behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Peau, Facteur risque, Attitude, Comportement, Connaissance, Prévention, Education santé, Programme sanitaire, Evaluation, Adolescent, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Promotion santé, Milieu scolaire, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Skin, Risk factor, Attitude, Behavior, Knowledge, Prevention, Health education, Sanitary program, Evaluation, Adolescent, Human, Australia, Oceania, Health promotion, School environment, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0329892
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 16/11/1999.