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SANABRIA FERRAND, Pablo Alfonso. Effectiveness of cognitive social program preven skin cancer in adolescent women. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2006, vol.5, n.3, pp. 585-598. ISSN 1657-9267.

Differential effect of three components of a social cognitive program, e.g., information, self-evaluation of risk and subjective norms, influencing sun protective practices was established in a group of 57 female teenagers. The components were defined as three independent variables consisting of (i) Oral information about skin cancer, (ii) Self-evaluation of the risk of acquiring skin cancer and identification and modification of the barriers, and finally (iii) Identification and restructure of subjective norms that favor exposure and sun tanning behavior. The study design was intrasubject with measurements pre- and pos-test and twelve weeks of following-up after finalizing the preventive program. It was found that the given information about skin cancer favours negative attitudes towards sun tanning behavior, although contrary to was expected, there was an increase of sunbathing and sun tanning, which just diminished after the implementation of the preventive program’s second component. The third component was related with the decreased of the perceived benefits of protection and the increased of severity perception towards foto-ageing. The followed-up and correlations among the psycho-social model ´s variables with protection habits reckon the effectiveness of the model to increment the sun protection practices.

Palavras-chave : Health psychology; Prevention; Skin cancer; Psicosocial models.

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