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Physician sun protection counseling: prevalence, correlates, and association with sun protection practices among US adolescents and their parents, 2004.
Prev Med. 2010 Aug; 51(2):172-7.PM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the population prevalence and correlates of ever receiving physician advice to practice sun protection (i.e. sun protection counseling) and whether such counseling is associated with sun protection behaviors in adolescents and their parents.

METHOD

Analysis of a nationally representative cross-sectional telephone survey of ultraviolet radiation exposure behaviors among US adolescents ages 11 to 18 and their parents, conducted between August and November 2004.

RESULTS

Forty-four percent of US adolescents and their parents reported physician sun protection counseling. Counseling was more frequently reported by adolescents whose parents were also counseled, reported other sun protection information sources (skin cancer prevention media messages and school sun safety messages), had first degree relatives with skin cancer, and were white, non-Hispanic. Counseling was positively associated with regular sunscreen use, appropriate sunscreen application practices, and intermittent hat use, but not with other recommended behaviors. Sunscreen use rates were generally higher among adolescents reporting several sun protection information sources (counseling, media and school messages) than those with combinations of two or fewer of these sources.

CONCLUSIONS

The role of physicians, either independently or in concert with other information sources, should be explored in strategies promoting primary skin cancer prevention behaviors among adolescents and parents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303-1002, USA. priti.bandi@cancer.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20478331

Citation

Bandi, Priti, et al. "Physician Sun Protection Counseling: Prevalence, Correlates, and Association With Sun Protection Practices Among US Adolescents and Their Parents, 2004." Preventive Medicine, vol. 51, no. 2, 2010, pp. 172-7.
Bandi P, Cokkinides VE, Weinstock MA, et al. Physician sun protection counseling: prevalence, correlates, and association with sun protection practices among US adolescents and their parents, 2004. Prev Med. 2010;51(2):172-7.
Bandi, P., Cokkinides, V. E., Weinstock, M. A., & Ward, E. M. (2010). Physician sun protection counseling: prevalence, correlates, and association with sun protection practices among US adolescents and their parents, 2004. Preventive Medicine, 51(2), 172-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.05.003
Bandi P, et al. Physician Sun Protection Counseling: Prevalence, Correlates, and Association With Sun Protection Practices Among US Adolescents and Their Parents, 2004. Prev Med. 2010;51(2):172-7. PubMed PMID: 20478331.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physician sun protection counseling: prevalence, correlates, and association with sun protection practices among US adolescents and their parents, 2004. AU - Bandi,Priti, AU - Cokkinides,Vilma E, AU - Weinstock,Martin A, AU - Ward,Elizabeth M, Y1 - 2010/05/15/ PY - 2009/12/02/received PY - 2010/05/03/revised PY - 2010/05/10/accepted PY - 2010/5/19/entrez PY - 2010/5/19/pubmed PY - 2010/12/14/medline SP - 172 EP - 7 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 51 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the population prevalence and correlates of ever receiving physician advice to practice sun protection (i.e. sun protection counseling) and whether such counseling is associated with sun protection behaviors in adolescents and their parents. METHOD: Analysis of a nationally representative cross-sectional telephone survey of ultraviolet radiation exposure behaviors among US adolescents ages 11 to 18 and their parents, conducted between August and November 2004. RESULTS: Forty-four percent of US adolescents and their parents reported physician sun protection counseling. Counseling was more frequently reported by adolescents whose parents were also counseled, reported other sun protection information sources (skin cancer prevention media messages and school sun safety messages), had first degree relatives with skin cancer, and were white, non-Hispanic. Counseling was positively associated with regular sunscreen use, appropriate sunscreen application practices, and intermittent hat use, but not with other recommended behaviors. Sunscreen use rates were generally higher among adolescents reporting several sun protection information sources (counseling, media and school messages) than those with combinations of two or fewer of these sources. CONCLUSIONS: The role of physicians, either independently or in concert with other information sources, should be explored in strategies promoting primary skin cancer prevention behaviors among adolescents and parents. SN - 1096-0260 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20478331/Physician_sun_protection_counseling:_prevalence_correlates_and_association_with_sun_protection_practices_among_US_adolescents_and_their_parents_2004_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(10)00178-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -