Behaviors, beliefs, and intentions in skin cancer prevention

Cody, R and Lee, C (1990) Behaviors, beliefs, and intentions in skin cancer prevention. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 13 4: 373-389. doi:10.1007/BF00844885

Author Cody, R
Lee, C
Title Behaviors, beliefs, and intentions in skin cancer prevention
Journal name Journal of Behavioral Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7715
Publication date 1990-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00844885
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 373
End page 389
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, NY,
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study investigated knowledge, behaviors, and health beliefs of Australian university students (n=312) regarding skin cancers and evaluated the effects of videotaped presentations. Students'' knowledge and health beliefs were assessed, and they then viewed either an informational video, an emotionally involving video, or a control video. Knowledge and beliefs were assessed immediately and 10 weeks later. Postvideo skin protection intentions increased significantly from prevideo assessment among the two intervention groups compared to the controls. Maintenance of skin protection intentions was higher with the emotional video. Health belief variables, particularly perceived barriers, were significant predictors of knowledge, intention, and behavior. However, other variables such as skin type and previous experience with skin cancer were more important. Females had greater knowledge and stronger intentions to prevent skin cancer than males but reported fewer high-risk behaviors.
© 1990 Plenum Publishing Corporation
Keyword Skin cancer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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