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dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Kyra
dc.contributor.authorCleary, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Katherine M
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, Anna L
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-05T00:54:28Z
dc.date.available2018-06-05T00:54:28Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1057-9249
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pon.3888
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101379
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Melanoma of the skin is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Given the high incidence of sunburn in children and the level of sun protection provided by parents is often infrequent and/or insufficient, this research employed qualitative methodology to examine parents’ beliefs about their young child’s sun safe behaviour. Methods: Parents (N = 21; n = 14 mothers, n = 7 fathers) of children aged 2–5 years participated in focus groups to identify commonly held beliefs about their decision to sun protect their child. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis. Results: Parents generally had knowledge of the broad sun safe recommendations; however, the specific details of the recommendations were not always known. Parents reported adopting a range of sun-protective measures for their child, which depended on the time of year. A range of advantages (e.g. reducing the risk of skin cancer, developing good habits early and parental peace of mind), disadvantages (e.g. false sense of safety and preventing vitamin D absorption), barriers (e.g. child refusal) and facilitators (e.g. routine and accessibility) to performing sun safe practices were identified. Normative pressures and expectations also affected parents’ motivation to be sun safe for their child. Conclusions: These identified beliefs can be used to inform interventions to improve sun safe behaviours in young children who reside in a region that has the highest skin cancer incidence in the world.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsycho-Oncology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleKeeping kids sun safe: Exploring parents' beliefs about their young child's sun-protective behaviours
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Keeping kids sun safe: exploring parents' beliefs about their young child's sun‐protective behaviours, Psycho-Oncology, Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 158-163, 2016, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.3888. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorCleary, Catherine
gro.griffith.authorHamilton, Kyra


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