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Sun Exposure Knowledge and Sun Protective Bahaviors Among Beachgoers of Hawaii

1 August 2006


Widespread safety campaigns have educated the general population of the risks and dangers of unprotected sun exposure. This study aims to assess the knowledge of sun exposure danger and the degree of protective behavior in beachgoers of Hawaii. Similar studies have been published around the world and each has had different results. Each stratified their study groups differently resulting in individualized findings. Most studies found knowledge of the dangers of sun damage did not influence sun protective behavior in study populations. My hypothesis is that there is a relationship between knowledge of sun exposure danger and sun protection behavior in beachgoers who frequent Hawaii beaches.


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