Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program

Kim D. Reynolds, David B. Buller, Amy L. Yaroch, Julie A. Maloy, Gary R. Cutter

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Abstract

This study tested potential mediators of a school-based skin cancer prevention intervention for middle school children (6th-8th grades; N = 1,788). Ten variables were tested on 4 criteria to establish mediation, including (a) intervention related to outcome, (b) intervention related to mediators, (c) mediators related to outcome, and (d) mediated effect statistically significant. Sun-safe behaviors (e.g., sunscreen use) and potential mediators were measured with a self-report questionnaire. All criteria were met for Barriers - Sunscreen, Perceived Self-Efficacy, and Knowledge when the mediators were tested separately. In multiple mediator analyses, barriers to sunscreen use and self-efficacy satisfied Criteria 1-3 but were not statistically significant (Criterion 4). Barriers to sunscreen use, perceived self-efficacy for sun-safe behavior, and knowledge may serve as mediators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-625
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Psychology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Mediation
  • Prevention
  • Skin cancer
  • Sun safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Reynolds, K. D., Buller, D. B., Yaroch, A. L., Maloy, J. A., & Cutter, G. R. (2006). Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program. Health Psychology, 25(5), 616-625. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.25.5.616

Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program. / Reynolds, Kim D.; Buller, David B.; Yaroch, Amy L.; Maloy, Julie A.; Cutter, Gary R.

In: Health Psychology, Vol. 25, No. 5, 01.09.2006, p. 616-625.

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Reynolds, KD, Buller, DB, Yaroch, AL, Maloy, JA & Cutter, GR 2006, 'Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program', Health Psychology, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 616-625. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.25.5.616
Reynolds KD, Buller DB, Yaroch AL, Maloy JA, Cutter GR. Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program. Health Psychology. 2006 Sep 1;25(5):616-625. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.25.5.616
Reynolds, Kim D. ; Buller, David B. ; Yaroch, Amy L. ; Maloy, Julie A. ; Cutter, Gary R. / Mediation of a middle school skin cancer prevention program. In: Health Psychology. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 5. pp. 616-625.
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