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Support for indoor tanning policies among young adult women who indoor tan.
Transl Behav Med. 2016 12; 6(4):613-621.TB

Abstract

The purpose of this study to examine support for indoor tanning policies and correlates of policy support among young adult women who indoor tan. Non-Hispanic white women ages 18-30 who indoor tanned in the past year (n = 356, M 23.3 age, SD 3.1) recruited in the Washington, DC area from 2013 to 2016 completed measures of indoor tanning behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, and policy support. Most women in the sample supported policies to prevent children under the age of 18 from indoor tanning (74.0 %) and stronger warnings about the risks of indoor tanning on tanning devices (77.6 %); only 10.1 % supported a total ban. In multivariable analyses, support for individual indoor tanning policies varied by demographics (e.g., age), frequent indoor tanning behavior, indoor tanning beliefs, and risk perceptions. Non-Hispanic white young adult women who indoor tan, the primary consumers of indoor tanning, and a high-risk population, largely support indoor tanning prevention policies implemented by many state governments and those currently under review for national enactment. Given low levels of support for a total indoor tanning ban, support for other potential policies (e.g., increasing the minimum age to 21) should be investigated to inform future steps to reduce indoor tanning and the associated health risks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. dmm239@georgetown.edu. Department of Oncology, Cancer Prevention & Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3300 Whitehaven St NW, Suite 4100, Washington, DC, 20007, USA. dmm239@georgetown.edu.Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. Melanoma Center, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA.Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27496162

Citation

Mays, Darren, et al. "Support for Indoor Tanning Policies Among Young Adult Women Who Indoor Tan." Translational Behavioral Medicine, vol. 6, no. 4, 2016, pp. 613-621.
Mays D, Murphy SE, Bubly R, et al. Support for indoor tanning policies among young adult women who indoor tan. Transl Behav Med. 2016;6(4):613-621.
Mays, D., Murphy, S. E., Bubly, R., Atkins, M. B., & Tercyak, K. P. (2016). Support for indoor tanning policies among young adult women who indoor tan. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 6(4), 613-621.
Mays D, et al. Support for Indoor Tanning Policies Among Young Adult Women Who Indoor Tan. Transl Behav Med. 2016;6(4):613-621. PubMed PMID: 27496162.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Support for indoor tanning policies among young adult women who indoor tan. AU - Mays,Darren, AU - Murphy,Sarah E, AU - Bubly,Rachel, AU - Atkins,Michael B, AU - Tercyak,Kenneth P, PY - 2016/8/9/pubmed PY - 2017/10/19/medline PY - 2016/8/7/entrez KW - Indoor tanning KW - Policy KW - Prevention KW - Skin cancer SP - 613 EP - 621 JF - Translational behavioral medicine JO - Transl Behav Med VL - 6 IS - 4 N2 - The purpose of this study to examine support for indoor tanning policies and correlates of policy support among young adult women who indoor tan. Non-Hispanic white women ages 18-30 who indoor tanned in the past year (n = 356, M 23.3 age, SD 3.1) recruited in the Washington, DC area from 2013 to 2016 completed measures of indoor tanning behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, and policy support. Most women in the sample supported policies to prevent children under the age of 18 from indoor tanning (74.0 %) and stronger warnings about the risks of indoor tanning on tanning devices (77.6 %); only 10.1 % supported a total ban. In multivariable analyses, support for individual indoor tanning policies varied by demographics (e.g., age), frequent indoor tanning behavior, indoor tanning beliefs, and risk perceptions. Non-Hispanic white young adult women who indoor tan, the primary consumers of indoor tanning, and a high-risk population, largely support indoor tanning prevention policies implemented by many state governments and those currently under review for national enactment. Given low levels of support for a total indoor tanning ban, support for other potential policies (e.g., increasing the minimum age to 21) should be investigated to inform future steps to reduce indoor tanning and the associated health risks. SN - 1613-9860 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27496162/Support_for_indoor_tanning_policies_among_young_adult_women_who_indoor_tan_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/tbm/article-lookup/doi/10.1007/s13142-016-0432-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -