This study was conducted to determine whether undergraduate and graduate college nursing students performed a greater number of skin protection practices than undergraduate and graduate non-nursing college students. This was done to identify factors including positive health practices that distinguish the students who do and do not perform skin protection practices frequently at California State University, Long Beach. No published studies have specifically been performed comparing undergraduate and graduate college nursing students with non-nursing undergraduate and graduate college students' skin protection practices along with health promotion behaviors.
A convenience sample of 132 undergraduate and graduate nursing students was compared to 62 undergraduate and graduate non-nursing college students using a survey which assesses their sun protection practices and the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) questionnaire. Results showed that nursing students performed significantly more skin protection practices of: sunscreen use, self-skin examination checks for irregular moles, and limiting of exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Also, the HPLP II score was also significantly higher for the nursing group.
|Advisor:||Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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