Findings from: Physical Activity and Sun exposure in Sport (PASS)

Lawler, Sheleigh, Owen, Neville, Leslie, Eva, Gallois, Cynthia and Eakin, Elizabeth (2006). Findings from: Physical Activity and Sun exposure in Sport (PASS). In: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland. 6th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (). 23-24 November, 2006.


Author Lawler, Sheleigh
Owen, Neville
Leslie, Eva
Gallois, Cynthia
Eakin, Elizabeth
Title of paper Findings from: Physical Activity and Sun exposure in Sport (PASS)
Conference name 6th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland
Conference location Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Conference dates 23-24 November, 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 6th Annual Health and Medical Research Conference of Queensland
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Physical activity (which generally takes place out of doors) may be associated with increased sun exposure. Sun exposure increases risk of skin cancer. The Cancer Council of Australia has now identified physical inactivity as an important risk factor for colon and breast cancer. Cancer organisations would not wish to promote a new preventive behaviour (physical activity), while at the same time increasing exposure to another established cancer risk (sun exposure). Physical activity habits during young adulthood (18 to 30 years) are important; they can influence habitual physical activity during subsequent adult life and, consequently, have significant implications for long-term risk of colon and breast cancer. This project will identify attributes of the sporting settings in which sun exposure takes place for physically active young adults. It will examine the interrelationships of physical activity and sport participation with sun exposure in young adults. It will identify the social attitudes and the social networks (particularly sporting clubs and less-formal groups), through which sun protection behaviours might be influenced. Study outcomes will help form recommendations on sport settings approaches that can be used to influence the sun exposure habits of young adults.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Q-Index Code EX

 
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