Journal article

Developing the readiness to alter sun-protective behaviour questionnaire (RASP-B)

Rohan D Borschmann, David Cottrell

CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer of any country in the world, even though the risk of contracting the disease can be lowered considerably by engaging in appropriate sun-protective behaviours. We aimed to construct and validate a questionnaire to assess the readiness of a group of mostly young people to change their levels of sun-protective behaviour by assigning them to a stage of change based on the transtheoretical model of behaviour change. METHOD: A sample of 122 undergraduate students in Queensland, Australia completed the readiness to alter sun-protective behaviour questionnaire (the RASP-B, a 12-item questionnaire about their attitudes toward sun-protecti..

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