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Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention

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Dobbinson, S and Jamsen, K and McLeod, K and White, V and Wakefield, M and White, V and Livingston, P and Simpson, JA, Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention, Health and Place, 26 pp. 136-142. ISSN 1353-8292 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.007

Abstract

A trial installing shade sails at secondary schools found increased students' use of newly shaded areas, but relatively low use overall. We examined site features and weather related use of these shaded areas. Tables with seats and temperatures 27 1C increased student use of shaded areas, presence of grass decreased use. Focus groups at eight schools suggest students were unaware of changes to their habitual use of favoured locations. Results infer careful selection of locations for built-shade and provision of tables with seats will assist in maximising student use and investments in shade sails.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:skin cancer prevention; shade; adolescents; ultraviolet radiation; sun protection
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Author:McLeod, K (Dr Kim McLeod)
ID Code:88662
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-02-12
Last Modified:2015-05-14
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