Student-parent agreement in self-reported sun behaviors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Health Behavior
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Sunburn

abstract

  • The lack of a gold standard in the assessment of sun exposure and related sun protective practices limits the ability to validate these exposure measures in skin cancer studies. The assessment of sun exposure behaviors is especially problematic when relying on a child's ability to accurately recall these exposures. Parent proxy measures are often used as surrogate measures and for validation purposes. We found low to moderate student/proxy agreement in this pilot study suggesting that adolescents can effectively recall their recent sun behaviors and protective practices when compared with parent proxy measures.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2004.11.039

PubMed ID

  • 15858486

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 896

end page

  • 900

volume

  • 52

number

  • 5