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Friendly tanning: young adults' engagement with friends around indoor tanning.
J Behav Med 2017; 40(4):631-640JB

Abstract

Indoor tanning (IT), particularly during early adulthood, increases risk for melanoma and is exceedingly common among youth. Social influence, including social norms, promotes IT but little is known about young adults' engagement with friends around tanning. We examined IT behaviors and tanning-related communication with friends at three universities. Of 837 participants, 261 (31%) reported ever tanning (90% female, 85% White). Of those, 113 (43%) were former tanners and 148 (57%) current tanners. Current tanners reported more social tanning and discussions with friends about tanning, more frequent outdoor tanning, high propensity to tan, and greater lifetime IT exposure than former tanners. Risks-to-benefits discussion ratios were greater for former tanners. In adjusted analyses, current tanners were more likely to make plans to tan and to talk about tanning benefits with friends. Findings confirm IT is a social experience. Future work should examine social tanning's role in the promotion and reduction of IT among youth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, USA. vmrodrigu@gmail.com.Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA.Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28181003

Citation

Rodríguez, Vivian M., et al. "Friendly Tanning: Young Adults' Engagement With Friends Around Indoor Tanning." Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 40, no. 4, 2017, pp. 631-640.
Rodríguez VM, Daniel CL, Welles BF, et al. Friendly tanning: young adults' engagement with friends around indoor tanning. J Behav Med. 2017;40(4):631-640.
Rodríguez, V. M., Daniel, C. L., Welles, B. F., Geller, A. C., & Hay, J. L. (2017). Friendly tanning: young adults' engagement with friends around indoor tanning. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(4), pp. 631-640. doi:10.1007/s10865-017-9832-4.
Rodríguez VM, et al. Friendly Tanning: Young Adults' Engagement With Friends Around Indoor Tanning. J Behav Med. 2017;40(4):631-640. PubMed PMID: 28181003.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Friendly tanning: young adults' engagement with friends around indoor tanning. AU - Rodríguez,Vivian M, AU - Daniel,Casey L, AU - Welles,Brooke Foucault, AU - Geller,Alan C, AU - Hay,Jennifer L, Y1 - 2017/02/08/ PY - 2016/08/12/received PY - 2017/01/29/accepted PY - 2017/2/10/pubmed PY - 2018/3/27/medline PY - 2017/2/10/entrez KW - Communication KW - Friends KW - Indoor tanning KW - Tanning behavior KW - Young adults SP - 631 EP - 640 JF - Journal of behavioral medicine JO - J Behav Med VL - 40 IS - 4 N2 - Indoor tanning (IT), particularly during early adulthood, increases risk for melanoma and is exceedingly common among youth. Social influence, including social norms, promotes IT but little is known about young adults' engagement with friends around tanning. We examined IT behaviors and tanning-related communication with friends at three universities. Of 837 participants, 261 (31%) reported ever tanning (90% female, 85% White). Of those, 113 (43%) were former tanners and 148 (57%) current tanners. Current tanners reported more social tanning and discussions with friends about tanning, more frequent outdoor tanning, high propensity to tan, and greater lifetime IT exposure than former tanners. Risks-to-benefits discussion ratios were greater for former tanners. In adjusted analyses, current tanners were more likely to make plans to tan and to talk about tanning benefits with friends. Findings confirm IT is a social experience. Future work should examine social tanning's role in the promotion and reduction of IT among youth. SN - 1573-3521 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28181003/Friendly_tanning:_young_adults'_engagement_with_friends_around_indoor_tanning_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-017-9832-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -