Sun awareness and behaviour in healthcare professionals and the general public

M. Darling, S. H. Ibbotson

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    Abstract

    The knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of healthcare professionals and the general public towards issues of sun awareness were assessed in this questionnaire-based study. The findings indicated that junior doctors and nurses were no different from the general public when it came to seeking a tan or experiencing sunburn. The increased level of knowledge in doctors was not sufficient to have changed their behaviour and the medical profession should be targeted in education campaigns at an early stage in career development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)442-444
    Number of pages3
    JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
    Volume27
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    Keywords

    • Questionnaires
    • Humans
    • Medical Staff, Hospital
    • Awareness
    • England
    • Health Education
    • Nursing Staff, Hospital
    • Sunburn
    • Adult
    • Sunscreening Agents
    • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    • Health Personnel
    • Sunlight
    • Health Behavior
    • Middle Aged
    • Adolescent
    • Female
    • Male

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    In: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, Vol. 27, No. 6, 2002, p. 442-444.

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