Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy for Sun Protection Measurement Among Turkish Adolescents

Aygün Ö., Ergün A.

NURSING RESEARCH, vol.63, pp.309-319, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/nnr.0000000000000048
  • Title of Journal : NURSING RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.309-319
  • Keywords: adolescents, decisional balance, health behavior, self-efficacy, sun protection, Turkey, SKIN-CANCER PREVENTION, TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL, VALIDATION, BEHAVIOR, MELANOMA, RISK, INTERVENTION, TEMPTATIONS, EXPOSURE, SMOKING


Background: Sun protection is important for skin cancer prevention, but many adolescents do not protect themselves from the sun. Instrumentation derived from the transtheoretical model (TTM) can be used to study the process of change in health behaviors like sun protection.