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Effects of an appearance-focussed versus a health-focussed intervention on men's attitudes towards UV exposure

OWEN, Alison and GROGAN, Sarah and CLARK-CARTER, David and SMITH, Emily (2016) Effects of an appearance-focussed versus a health-focussed intervention on men's attitudes towards UV exposure. International Journal of Men’s Health, 15 (1). ISSN 1933-0278 (In Press)

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This study investigated men’s experiences of an appearance-focussed, facial-ageing, intervention designed to increase sun protection intentions, compared to a health literature intervention. Seventy men took part, with thirty-five in each condition. The men completed questionnaires at baseline, post-intervention and six months post-intervention. There was a significant improvement in sun benefit attitudes, sun risk attitudes and sun protection intentions in both groups, although there was no significant difference between the conditions. At six month follow-up, however, there was a significant difference in sun protection use, with those in the facial-ageing intervention condition using significantly more protection. It is suggested that in the future, interventions that incorporate both health and appearance factors are designed, in order to utilise the strengths of both interventions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Emily BUCKLEY
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 12:09
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2193

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