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Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer Prevention


Schuez, N and Eid, M, Sun Exposure and Skin Cancer Prevention, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, JD Wright (ed), Oxford, pp. 696-700. ISBN 9780080970868 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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This article provides an overview of the risks of sun exposure and reviews the psychological literature on sun-tanning behavior, sun protection behavior, and skin cancer prevention. The different forms of skin cancer, their incidence, and causation are described briefly. The psychological predictors of sun exposure and sun protection behavior are reviewed. Finally, the effectiveness of skin cancer prevention programs is examined.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:sun protection, skin cancer, health promotion
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Schuez, N (Dr Natalie Schuez)
ID Code:99780
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-04-09
Last Modified:2016-03-21
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