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A grounded theory study was undertaken to describe how adolescents make decisions about sunbathing during the transition from childhood to adolescence and to propose an explanation for the relationships among factors affecting the adoption of sun tanning. In-depth interviews (n = 40) were conducted separately with adolescents (aged 12 to 16 years) and their(More)
This article examines the issue of maintaining participation in workplace health promotion programs. The term "maintaining participation" is defined here as both continued program attendance and maintenance of recommended behaviors. The factors associated with participation and approaches to maintaining participation are reviewed. Evidence suggests that(More)
This study examined sun protection in families with adolescents from an action-theoretical perspective. Interview data were collected from 20 families about their attitudes and behaviors around sunbathing and sun protection. The data support the understanding of project as joint goal-directed action over time as the basis on which these behaviors are(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about interpersonal and broader sociocultural factors related to protection from or use of tobacco and alcohol among immigrant adolescents. This study presents the baseline predictors of tobacco and alcohol use and susceptibility to tobacco and alcohol among Hispanic migrant adolescents. METHODS The sample consisted of 660(More)
The Canadian Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute of Canada have charged their Centre for Behavioral Research and Program Evaluation with contributing to the development of the country's systemic capacity to link research, policy, and practice related to population-level interventions. Local data collection and feedback systems are integral to(More)
Three successive cross-sectional surveys were used to measure the impact of a restrictive smoking policy on employee smoking patterns, perceived exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, attitudes about the policy, and smoking-related norms in a large decentralized state agency. No significant change was detected in smoking prevalence, the proportion of(More)
Understanding how users form perceptions of a software innovation would help software designers, implementers and users in their evaluation, selection, implementation and on-going use of software. However, with the exception of some recent work, there is little research examining how a user forms his or her perceptions of an innovation over time. To address(More)
The purpose of this study was to understand the identities that youth hold in relation to smoking, as revealed in narrative accounts of their smoking experiences. The analysis was a narrative inquiry, a qualitative approach based on the propensity of people to narrate or tell stories about the experiences in their daily lives. A purposeful sample of 35(More)
BACKGROUND In Canada, with universal single-payer health care insurance and a lower proportion of the gross domestic product going to health care costs, employers may be less motivated than their U.S. counterparts to develop health promotion programs for their employees. This study determined the extent to which nongovernmental workplaces in Canada have(More)