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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165356
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Study of Sun Protections Practices in State Licensed Day Care Centers
Author(s):
Polek, C.
Author Details:
C. Polek, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
Abstract:
In 2004, over 1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. It is critical that those in charge of children that are unable to care for themselves, in locum parentis, be knowledgeable regarding sun safety while they are taking care of these children. It is also critical that owners of the centers understand the state regulations with regard to providing sun safety and that dissemination of that information be provided to the children's parents and the staff at the centers. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to further explore sun safe related issues that were identified in the PI's previous work with regard to children in daycare centers. Significant barriers were identified at daycare centers preventing sun safe care on a routine basis. This study sought to determine the parent’s perspective on sun safe practices while their children are at the centers. Additionally, the study sought to assess the parents and owners knowledge, attitudes and beliefs with regard to sun safety. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Methods: A cross-sectional design in the form of a survey was used to investigate the subjects during the summer of 2003. The sample selection was obtained from the State of Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, Division of Family Services - Licensing Services. One hundred thirty seven parents and fifteen daycare owners completed the survey. A modified existing tool with established content validity was utilized. Questions ranged from general demographic about the daycare center to more specific questions about the knowledge, beliefs, practices, barriers, and information sources regarding skin cancer and sun protection. Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics along with correlational statistics are currently being computed. Findings and Implications: Prevention is key in reducing the rates of skin cancer. Healthy people 2010 goal (3-8) sets out to reduce the number of skin cancer deaths by 11%. Nurses can be instrumental in meeting this national goal if they educate the daycare population about the importance of sun protection and the implementation of sun-safe programs into the daycare setting.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Study of Sun Protections Practices in State Licensed Day Care Centersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPolek, C.en_US
dc.author.detailsC. Polek, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165356-
dc.description.abstractIn 2004, over 1 million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. It is critical that those in charge of children that are unable to care for themselves, in locum parentis, be knowledgeable regarding sun safety while they are taking care of these children. It is also critical that owners of the centers understand the state regulations with regard to providing sun safety and that dissemination of that information be provided to the children's parents and the staff at the centers. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to further explore sun safe related issues that were identified in the PI's previous work with regard to children in daycare centers. Significant barriers were identified at daycare centers preventing sun safe care on a routine basis. This study sought to determine the parent’s perspective on sun safe practices while their children are at the centers. Additionally, the study sought to assess the parents and owners knowledge, attitudes and beliefs with regard to sun safety. Theoretical/Scientific Framework: Methods: A cross-sectional design in the form of a survey was used to investigate the subjects during the summer of 2003. The sample selection was obtained from the State of Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families, Division of Family Services - Licensing Services. One hundred thirty seven parents and fifteen daycare owners completed the survey. A modified existing tool with established content validity was utilized. Questions ranged from general demographic about the daycare center to more specific questions about the knowledge, beliefs, practices, barriers, and information sources regarding skin cancer and sun protection. Data Analysis: Descriptive statistics along with correlational statistics are currently being computed. Findings and Implications: Prevention is key in reducing the rates of skin cancer. Healthy people 2010 goal (3-8) sets out to reduce the number of skin cancer deaths by 11%. Nurses can be instrumental in meeting this national goal if they educate the daycare population about the importance of sun protection and the implementation of sun-safe programs into the daycare setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:17:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:17:05Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name30th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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