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Rahmati Asl H, Ahmadi Angali K, Araban M. Promotion of sun protective behaviors in high school students in Ahwaz: a theory-based intervention. J Research Health. 2017; 7 (3) :850-859
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1005-en.html
1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2- Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran , arabanm@ajums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (3525 Views)

The most important environmental factor affecting human health is the long exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation. This study aimed to determine the effect of an educational intervention based on the protection motivation theory in promoting sun-protective behaviors. In this quasi-experimental prepost test study, a sample of 215 high school students in Ahwaz. Using a reliable and valid questionnaire, and based on the theory of protection motivation, the data were collected before and four months after the intervention. In the posttest, there was a significant difference in mean score of the protection motivation theory components between the experimental and control groups. the comparison of the mean score of the components of protection motivation theory in the experimental and control groups before and after the intervention showed a significant difference in all the components except for the response cost, while in the control group the mean score difference not significant. The results of this study showed that the intervention may lead to the sun exposure preventive behaviors, which reflects the effectiveness of the educational intervention based on the protection motivation theory.

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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2015/02/21 | Accepted: 2015/05/23 | Published: 2017/04/24

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