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  1. A survey of attitudes, beliefs, and behavior regarding tanning bed use, sunbathing, and sunscreen use.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Although cosmetic tanning and unprotected solar exposure are common, little is known about general attitudes, beliefs, and behavior regarding sunbathing, sunscreen use, and tanning salon use.

    Objective

    We sought to determine the frequency of UV exposure in a select sample and to assess the knowledge and beliefs of the effects of UV irradiation.

    Methods

    A written, anonymous questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 477 persons in a shopping mall, at a social gathering, and on a vacation cruise ship.

    The instrument explored demographic information, sunscreen use, sunbathing habits, tanning bed use, and cutaneous solar effects.

    Results

    Forty-two percent of respondents seldom or never used sunscreen, and 33% sunbathed at least once a week.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition, Soleil, Homme, Bain soleil, Peau, Irradiation UV, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Cosmétique, Produit antisolaire, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Peau pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exposure, Sun, Human, Basking, Skin, Ultraviolet irradiation, United States, North America, America, Cosmetic, Sunscreen product, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Skin disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0063562

    Code Inist : 002B08J. Création : 199406.