Are workers or their workplaces the key to occupational sun protection?

Vanessa Hammond, Anthony I. Reeder, Andrew R. Gray, Melanie L Bell

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Abstract

Issue addressed: High levels of sun exposure and skin cancer are experienced by outdoor workers. To develop effective preventive strategies it is important to understand which factors predict sun protection use. Methods: Outdoor workers (n = 74) in Central Otago, New Zealand, completed a questionnaire and recorded sun protection practices for five consecutive working days, January-March 2007. Results: Sun protection was predicted by beliefs of personal susceptibility to skin cancer, suntan attitudes, and perceived workplace support, but not knowledge. Conclusions: Both individual and workplace factors influence outdoor workers' sun protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Solar System
Workplace
Skin Neoplasms
Suntan
Sun Protection Factor
New Zealand

Keywords

  • Occupation
  • Protection
  • Skin cancer
  • Suntan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Are workers or their workplaces the key to occupational sun protection? / Hammond, Vanessa; Reeder, Anthony I.; Gray, Andrew R.; Bell, Melanie L.

In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Vol. 19, No. 2, 08.2008, p. 97-101.

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Hammond, Vanessa ; Reeder, Anthony I. ; Gray, Andrew R. ; Bell, Melanie L. / Are workers or their workplaces the key to occupational sun protection?. In: Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2008 ; Vol. 19, No. 2. pp. 97-101.
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