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Heckman CJ , Manne SL , Kloss JD , Bass SB , Collins B , Lessin SR
Beliefs and intentions for skin protection and UV exposure in young adults
Am J Health Behav. 2011 Nov;35(6) :699-711
PMID: 22251761    PMCID: PMC3261496    URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22251761
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Fishbein's integrative model in predicting young adults' skin protection, sun exposure, and indoor tanning intentions. METHODS: Two hundred twelve participants completed an online survey. RESULTS: Damage distress, self-efficacy, and perceived control accounted for 34% of the variance in skin protection intentions. Outcome beliefs and low self-efficacy for sun avoidance accounted for 25% of the variance in sun exposure intentions. Perceived damage, outcome evaluation, norms, and indoor tanning prototype accounted for 32% of the variance in indoor tanning intentions. CONCLUSIONS: Future research should investigate whether these variables predict exposure and protection behaviors and whether intervening can reduce young adults' skin cancer risk behaviors.
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Heckman, Carolyn J Manne, Sharon L Kloss, Jacqueline D Bass, Sarah Bauerle Collins, Bradley Lessin, Stuart R eng P30 CA006927-45/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K05CA109008/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K07 CA108685/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K07 CA108685-06/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K05 CA109008-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ CA006927/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ P30 CA006927/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K07CA108685/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ K05 CA109008/CA/NCI NIH HHS/ Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural Am J Health Behav. 2011 Nov;35(6):699-711.