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Resource provision and environmental change for the prevention of skin cancer: systematic review of qualitative evidence from high-income countries

Lorenc, T; Jamal, F; Cooper, C; (2013) Resource provision and environmental change for the prevention of skin cancer: systematic review of qualitative evidence from high-income countries. Health Promotion International , 28 (3) 345 - 356. 10.1093/heapro/das015. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a systematic review of qualitative studies from high-income (OECD) countries relating to sun protection and skin cancer, with a focus on barriers and facilitators for the following interventions: resource provision; environmental change; and multi-component interventions. Twenty-three study reports were included in the review. Data were analysed using a thematic analysis methodology with the Health Belief Model as a framework. The risk and potential severity of skin cancer are not seen as important concerns, and tanning which is not deliberate is seen as less dangerous. There are a number of social and practical barriers to the use of sun protection resources, including cost, inconvenience and social norms. There are important differences between age groups and between men and women in attitudes.

Type: Article
Title: Resource provision and environmental change for the prevention of skin cancer: systematic review of qualitative evidence from high-income countries
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/das015
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/das015
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author (2012). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Volume 28, Issue 3 Pp. 345-356, Sept. 2013 is available online at: http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/28/3/345
UCL classification: UCL > School of Education
UCL > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Science
UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1410637
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