Improving Safe Skin Behaviors in High School Freshman

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622665
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Improving Safe Skin Behaviors in High School Freshman
Author(s):
Scheer, Kelsie Sue
Advisors:
Johnson, Karen
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
Nebraska Methodist College
Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: Sun exposure is common among teenagers but teenagers also have poor sun protection strategies. Sun exposure during adolescence or teenage years is associated with an increased risk of skin cancer later in life. Research suggests that adolescence and childhood are optimal periods to provide information regarding skin cancer and implement a primary prevention program. This project investigates whether or not providing education on skin cancer and safe sun behaviors increases knowledge among high school freshman at a rural Midwestern High School. METHODS: Pretests/posttests were administered to students before education was provided and after education was provided. The pretest/posttest was a 15 question test that consisted of multiple choice or true/false questions regarding skin cancer and safe sun behavior knowledge. A dependent samples t-test was used for data analysis with a level of significance of 0.05. Data was analyzed as an aggregate, by analyzing a mean pre-test score of all individuals to the mean post-test score of all individuals. RESULTS: There were 27 participants in this project from which both a pretest and posttest were obtained. There was a significant difference in the scores of before education (M= 10.6, SD= 1.92) and after education (M=14.1, SD=0.91) conditions t(26)=12.16, p=0.00. CONCLUSION: The results/findings of this project were significant and revealed that providing education modules about skin cancer and safe sun behaviors to high school freshman increased knowledge of skin cancer and safe sun behaviors among this population.

Keywords:
safe skin behaviors
CINAHL Headings:
Students, High School; Health Knowledge--In Adolescence; Health Behavior--In Adolescence; Health Education--In Adolescence; Sunlight--Adverse Effects--In Adolescence; Environmental Exposure--Prevention and Control--In Adolescence; Skin Neoplasms--Prevention and Control--In Adolescence; Health Knowledge; Health Behavior; Health Education; Sunlight--Adverse Effects; Environmental Exposure--Prevention and Control; Environmental Exposure; Skin Neoplasms--Prevention and Control; Skin Neoplasms
Repository Posting Date:
2017-09-19T21:21:13Z
Date of Publication:
2017-09-19

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorScheer, Kelsie Sueen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-19T21:21:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-19T21:21:13Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-19-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622665-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>OBJECTIVE</strong>: Sun exposure is common among teenagers but teenagers also have poor sun protection strategies. Sun exposure during adolescence or teenage years is associated with an increased risk of skin cancer later in life. Research suggests that adolescence and childhood are optimal periods to provide information regarding skin cancer and implement a primary prevention program. This project investigates whether or not providing education on skin cancer and safe sun behaviors increases knowledge among high school freshman at a rural Midwestern High School. <strong>METHODS:</strong> Pretests/posttests were administered to students before education was provided and after education was provided. The pretest/posttest was a 15 question test that consisted of multiple choice or true/false questions regarding skin cancer and safe sun behavior knowledge. A dependent samples t-test was used for data analysis with a level of significance of 0.05. Data was analyzed as an aggregate, by analyzing a mean pre-test score of all individuals to the mean post-test score of all individuals. <strong>RESULTS:</strong> There were 27 participants in this project from which both a pretest and posttest were obtained. There was a significant difference in the scores of before education (M= 10.6, SD= 1.92) and after education (M=14.1, SD=0.91) conditions t(26)=12.16, p=0.00. <strong>CONCLUSION:</strong> The results/findings of this project were significant and revealed that providing education modules about skin cancer and safe sun behaviors to high school freshman increased knowledge of skin cancer and safe sun behaviors among this population.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsafe skin behaviorsen
dc.titleImproving Safe Skin Behaviors in High School Freshman-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorNebraska Methodist Collegeen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlStudents, High Schoolen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Knowledge--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Behavior--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Education--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlSunlight--Adverse Effects--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlEnvironmental Exposure--Prevention and Control--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlSkin Neoplasms--Prevention and Control--In Adolescenceen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Knowledgeen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Behavioren
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlSunlight--Adverse Effectsen
dc.subject.cinahlEnvironmental Exposure--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlEnvironmental Exposureen
dc.subject.cinahlSkin Neoplasms--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlSkin Neoplasmsen
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