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Survey about the role of appearance concern with skin cancer prevention behavior based on protection motivation theory

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Author(s): Soheila Mohammadi | Mohammad Hossein Baghiani Moghadam | Mohammad Taghi Noorbala | Seyed Saeed Mazloomi | Hossein Fallahzadeh | Ali Daya

Journal: Dermatology and Cosmetic
ISSN 2008-7470

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 70;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: appearance concern | skin cancer | prevention behaviors | protection motivation theory

ABSTRACT
"nBackgound and Aim: Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in Yazd city. Childhood and adolescense is an important time for preventing the skin cancers. The aim of this study was to survey the role of appearance concern with skin cancer prevention behavior based on protection motivation theory."n"nMethods: Participants in this cross- sectional study were 360 female students from 4 high schools in Yazd city. Data were gathered by using self-reporting questionnaires and were analyzed using SPSS software applying ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and linear regression tests."n"nResults: Using Pearson's correlation test, a statistically significant correlation between the appearance concern with perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, self-efficacy, response efficacy, protection motivation and behaviors was found (P

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