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|Title:||The role of skin cancer knowledge in sun-related behaviours: a systematic review|
|Citation:||Journal of Health Psychology, 2014; 19(9):1143-1162|
|Ashley K Day, Carlene J Wilson, Amanda D Hutchinson, Rachel M Roberts|
|Abstract:||Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in many Western countries. This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between skin cancer knowledge and sun-protective, exposure and tanning behaviours in the general population. A total of 34 studies, published in peer-reviewed journals over three decades, were reviewed and synthesised. Sun-protective behaviour was positively associated with skin cancer knowledge in most cases. Findings were inconsistent regarding other sun-related behaviours. Heterogeneity in measurement compromised the capacity to definitively link knowledge and sun-related behaviours. There is a need for development and utilisation of a standardised skin cancer knowledge scale, and guidelines are suggested.|
|Keywords:||cancer; health behaviour; health education; health promotion; systematic review|
|Rights:||© The Author(s) 2013|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology publications|
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