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Sun-protective behaviors of California farm workers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16340705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Farm workers are exposed to long hours of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), placing them at higher risk for skin cancer. The goal of this study was to evaluate farm workers' sun exposure behaviors. METHODS: Farm workers (n=326) in the San Joaquin Valley of California were interviewed about their sun protective behaviors; these behaviors also were observed directly and these data were used to assess whether participants adequately protected against UVR exposure. RESULTS: All participants were Latino men with a mean age of 33 years. Although rates of wearing any hat and long-sleeved shirts were high, rates of wearing wide-brimmed hats and sunscreen were low. CONCLUSIONS: This study is important because there is limited research focused on farm workers' protective behaviors against UVR exposure. Interventions to improve sun protection behaviors of farm workers are needed.
Authors:
Ricardo Salas; Joni A Mayer; Katherine D Hoerster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1076-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-03-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1244-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health and Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego, CA 92123, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Agriculture*
California
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure
Protective Clothing / utilization*
Skin Neoplasms / prevention & control
Sunlight*
Sunscreening Agents / therapeutic use*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K05 CA100051/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sunscreening Agents

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