Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sun protection, effects of the sun, and skin cancer among Turkish high school students and teachers

ŞENEL E., Suslu I.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, vol.33, no.4, pp.187-190, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dsi.2015.03.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-190
  • Keywords: adolescent, attitude, behavior, knowledge, skin cancer, sun protection, RISK-FACTORS, CUTANEOUS MELANOMA, EXPOSURE, METAANALYSIS, ADOLESCENTS, HISTORY, NEVI
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background/objective: The incidence of skin cancer has increased dramatically worldwide over the past decades, and adolescents are prone to exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the sun. Although there are plenty of studies assessing the knowledge level and behavior of adolescents regarding sun protection and skin cancer, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study evaluating both adolescents and their teachers. This study aimed to evaluate high school students' and teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sun protection and skin cancer.