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Impact of a facial-ageing intervention versus a health literature intervention on women’s sun protection attitudes and behavioural intentions

WILLIAMS, Alison and GROGAN, Sarah and CLARK-CARTER, David and BUCKLEY, Emily (2013) Impact of a facial-ageing intervention versus a health literature intervention on women’s sun protection attitudes and behavioural intentions. Psychology and Health, n/a (efirst). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0887-0446

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This study was designed to investigate the impact of a facial-ageing intervention on women’s sun protection attitudes and behavioural intentions, compared to a health literature intervention where participants viewed literature on the effect of ultraviolet (UV) exposure on health. Seventy women (35 in each condition) completed questionnaires at baseline and immediately post-intervention. The average age of the participants was 23.70 (SD = 5.03) years. Participants in the facial-ageing intervention condition scored significantly higher on intentions, negative attitudes and perceived sun damage susceptibility after taking part in the intervention, compared to those in the health literature intervention condition. The results are discussed in relation to suggestions for sun protection interventions aimed at women aged from 18 to 34. It is concluded that appearance-based interventions have a role to play in healthcare and educational settings with regard to UV exposure and sun protection intentions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Emily BUCKLEY
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2013 08:01
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 13:48
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/790

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