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Date of Original Version

12-7-2014

Abstract

The 8-item Decisional Balance for sun protection inventory (SunDB) assesses the relative importance of the perceived advantages (Pros) and disadvantages (Cons) of sun protective behaviors. This study examined the psychometric properties of the SunDB measure, including invariance of the measurement model, in a population-based sample of � = 1336 adults. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the theoretically based 2-factor (Pros, Cons)model, with high internal consistencies for each subscale (� ≥.70). Multiple-sample CFA established that this factor pattern was invariant across multiple population subgroups, including gender, racial identity, age, education level, and stage of change subgroups. Multivariate analysis by stage of change replicated expected patterns for SunDB (Pros � 2 = .15, Cons � 2 = .02). These results demonstrate the internal and external validity and measurement stability of the SunDB instrument in adults, supporting its use in research and intervention.

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