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Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association - Featured Journal

June 2009, Volume 1 Number 3 , p 182 - 189


  • Christina P. Linton
  • Kim Dupree Jones


Conclusions: The ultraviolet protection beliefs within this sample indicate generally favorable ultraviolet protection attitudes and adequate knowledge of ultraviolet exposure risks. Conversely, this sample reported inadequate and differential use of ultraviolet protection behaviors. Correlations involving demographic and clinical factors reveal that ultraviolet protection behaviors and beliefs are difficult to predict. Additional study findings support the need for continued efforts to promote ultraviolet protection among all young adults.

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