The assessment of the awareness of senior students about the effects of sunlight on the skin and necessity and methods of sun protection

Maleki, Masoud and Javidi, Zari and Taheri, Ahmad Reza and Ebrahimirad, Mohammad and Hamidi, Hamid and Fomani, Faegheh and Nekouhi, Soudabeh (2008) The assessment of the awareness of senior students about the effects of sunlight on the skin and necessity and methods of sun protection. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 51 (3). pp. 165-170.

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Abstract

Introduction Nearly ninety percent (90) of skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. In this study the awareness of senior students of Mashhad University (Ferdowsi) about the effects of sunlight on the skin plus necessity and methods of sun protection is evaluated. Materials and Methods In this descriptive study in 2004 at Mashhad University (Ferdowsi), 802 senior students of 9 majors enrolled. This study was approved by the local committee of Medical Ethics. The standard questionnaires including 24 questions distributed among students. The students divided into groups according to their score in the 24 awareness questions: weak (score � 12); moderate (score 13-17); and good, (score 18-24). Data analyzed by SPSS software variance analysis, T-test and Chi-square test. Results The students groups were weak, with a frequency of 15.6; moderate with frequency of 39.4; and good, with a frequency of 45. The average female and male scores in the 24 awareness questions were 18.31±3.32 and 14.90±3.93, respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p=0.002). There were significant differences between two sexes in the awareness of :

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 15:50
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 15:50
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7712

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