Relationships of sun-protection habit strength with sunscreen use during outdoor sport and physical activity

Lawler, Sheleigh, McDermott, Liane, O'Riordan, David, Spathonis, Kym, Eakin, Elizabeth, Leslie, Evie, Gallois, Cindy, Berndt, Nadine and Owen, Neville (2012) Relationships of sun-protection habit strength with sunscreen use during outdoor sport and physical activity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9 3: 916-923. doi:10.3390/ijerph9030916


Author Lawler, Sheleigh
McDermott, Liane
O'Riordan, David
Spathonis, Kym
Eakin, Elizabeth
Leslie, Evie
Gallois, Cindy
Berndt, Nadine
Owen, Neville
Title Relationships of sun-protection habit strength with sunscreen use during outdoor sport and physical activity
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1660-4601
Publication date 2012-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph9030916
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 916
End page 923
Total pages 8
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional questionnaire study was to assess associations of a self-report index of sun protection habit strength with sunscreen use in sporting environments and outdoor physical activity. Participants (n = 234) in field hockey, soccer, tennis and surf sports in Queensland, Australia, completed a self-administered survey on sun protection during organized sport, and during general outdoor physical activity during 2005/2006. The sun protection habit strength index was dichotomized into two categories. Multinomial logistic regression analyses assessed the associations of low versus high sun protection habit strength with three categories of sunscreen use (no or rare use; inadequate use; and adequate use). Compared to participants with low sun protection habit strength, those with high sun protection habit strength had significantly greater odds of any sunscreen use during organized sport and during general outdoor physical activity. This association was strongest for adequate sunscreen use in both settings. In conclusion, this study suggests that the measure of sun protection habit strength is a potentially useful assessment tool for future sun protection studies.
Keyword Health behavior
Public health practice
Sun protection habit strength
Outdoor physical activity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Publications
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