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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)
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 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)
Developments in predictive testing for inherited cancers have focused attention on the accurate and sensitive communication of risk information. Although sharing risk information is often equated with genetic testing, it is important to acknowledge that the need for risk information related to familial cancer is also relevant to those not eligible for, or(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of sun exposure and protective behaviours during leisure time among Canadian adults 25 years of age or more. DESIGN A random-digit-dialling telephone household survey of 4023 people 15 years of age or more was completed; 3449 adults 25 years of age or more responded to questions about sun exposure and protective(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of sun exposure and protective behaviours among Canadian children 12 years of age or less, as reported by their parents. DESIGN A random-digit-dialling telephone household survey of 4023 people 15 years of age or more was completed in 1996; 1051 parents responded to questions about their children's sun-related(More)