Diffusion of an effective skin cancer prevention program: Design, theoretical foundations, and first-year implementation

Glanz, Karen, Steffen, Alana, Elliot, Tom and O'Riordan, David (2005) Diffusion of an effective skin cancer prevention program: Design, theoretical foundations, and first-year implementation. Health Psychology, 24 5: 477-487. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.5.477


Author Glanz, Karen
Steffen, Alana
Elliot, Tom
O'Riordan, David
Title Diffusion of an effective skin cancer prevention program: Design, theoretical foundations, and first-year implementation
Journal name Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-6133
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0278-6133.24.5.477
Volume 24
Issue 5
Start page 477
End page 487
Total pages 11
Editor Robert M. Kaplan
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Language eng
Subject 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This article describes the design and theoretical foundations of the Pool Cool Diffusion Trial and reports 1st-year findings. Aims of the study are to evaluate the effects of 2 strategies for diffusion of the Pool Cool sun safety program on implementation, maintenance, and sustainability; improvements in environmental supports for sun safety in swimming pools; and sun protection habits and sunburn among participating children. There was a high rate of program participation (86.6%; n = 375 swimming pools) in the 1st year and somewhat lower study participation (75.8%). Analysis of pool manager surveys revealed a time effect for overall sun safety programs and for sun safety policies, environmental strategies, and programs for pool users. There were few differences in implementation between treatment groups in year one.
Keyword Durability
Impact
Skin cancer prevention
Sun protection
Diffusion
Aquatics
Melanoma
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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