Journal article

The impact of the kidskin sun protection intervention on summer suntan and reported sun exposure: Was it sustained?

E Milne, P Jacoby, B Giles-Corti, D Cross, R Johnston, DR English

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recognition that early sun exposure is an important risk factor for cutaneous melanoma in white populations has led to efforts to reduce children's sun exposure. 'Kidskin' was a non-randomized, school-based sun protection intervention trial in Perth, Western Australia (1995-1999). Its aim was to determine the extent to which such a program could reduce children's sun exposure. METHODS: Kidskin involved 1614 children assigned to one of three groups: a Control, a 'Moderate' and a 'High' intervention group of 14, 11 and 8 schools respectively. The unit of assignment was the school. Control schools received the standard health education curriculum, while intervention schools received..

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