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DNP - University Access Only
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
sunscreen education, adolescents, young adults, skin cancer prevention, sun safety behaviors, sun protection, prevention of ultraviolet radiation, and melanoma
This DNP Project evaluated ways to increase overall participation in sun safety behaviors, in an adolescent and young adult population ages 15-26, through the use of behavioral counseling.Background: The focus of the behavioral counseling was to increase participation in sun safety behaviors by increasing participants’ overall knowledge level and improving their attitudes toward sun safety behaviors. Method: Behavioral counseling was conducted in a clinical setting with acne patients. Education was completed with the participants on the first visit along the Sun Habits Survey (SHS). At the next routine visit the SHS was completed again. Results: Behavioral counseling did not produce statistically significant results in regards to improved the participant’s knowledge level, attitudes, and increased participation in sun safety behaviors. Conclusion: Behavioral counseling was beneficial at improving the level of care that the clinic was able to provide to patients being treated for acne.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Health behavior in adolescence.
Young adults -- Health aspects.
Sun -- Protection.
Skin -- Cancer -- Prevention.
Skin -- Diseases -- Prevention.
Sunburn -- Prevention.
Suntan -- Safety measures.
Ultraviolet radiation -- Physiological effect.
Solar radiation -- Physiological effect.
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Larson, Elizabeth, "Sun Safety in Adolescents and Young Adults" (2018). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 102.