Title

Preventing skin cancer through behavior change: Implications for interventions

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1995

Abstract

Sun exposure is the only major causative factor for skin cancer for which prevention is feasible. Both individual and community-based interventions have been effective in changing sun exposure knowledge and attitudes but generally have not been effective in changing behaviors. An integrative model of behavior change is described that has been successful in changing behavior across a wide range of health conditions. This model holds promise for developing a rational public health approach to skin cancer prevention based on sound behavioral science.

Publication Title

Dermatologic Clinics

Volume

13

Issue

3

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