Journal article

Reduced sun exposure and tanning in children after 2 years of a school-based intervention (Australia)

E Milne, DR English, R Johnston, D Cross, R Borland, B Giles-Corti, C Costa

CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper presents the results of the evaluation of measured suntan and parent-reported sun exposure in participating children after 2 years of the Kidskin study, a 5-year school-based sun protection intervention undertaken in Perth, Western Australia (1995-1999). METHODS: The study involves three groups: a control, a "moderate", and a "high" intervention group. Participants were 5 or 6 years of age at the beginning of the study. Control schools received the standard Health Education curriculum, while intervention schools received a multicomponent intervention including a specially designed curriculum. Children in the high intervention group also received program materials over t..

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