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Facilitating sunscreen use in women by a theory-based online intervention: a randomized controlled trial

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Craciun, C and Schuez, N and Lippke, S and Schwarzer, R, Facilitating sunscreen use in women by a theory-based online intervention: a randomized controlled trial, Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal, 17, (2) pp. 207-216. ISSN 1359-1053 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1359105311414955

Abstract

This study compares a motivational skin cancer prevention approach with a volitional planning and selfefficacy intervention to enhance regular sunscreen use. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted with 205 women (mean age 25 years) in three groups: motivational; volitional; and control. Sunscreen use, action planning, coping planning and coping self-efficacy were assessed at three points in time. The volitional intervention improved sunscreen use. Coping planning emerged as the only mediator between the intervention and sunscreen use at Time 3. Findings point to the role played by coping planning as an ingredient of sun protection interventions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Schuez, N (Dr Natalie Schuez)
ID Code:79629
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2012-09-25
Last Modified:2014-12-03
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