The Influence of the UV-Index on Attitudes Toward Sun Exposure in the German Population

  title={The Influence of the UV-Index on Attitudes Toward Sun Exposure in the German Population},
  author={Franziska U. Boerner and Holger Schuetz and Peter M. Wiedemann},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Education},
The increased skin cancer incidences are important public health problems. In spite of the strong promotion of the UV-index as essential UV risk education tool, only few studies have investigated peoples understanding of the UV-index. This paper is the first to present representative data on UV-index understanding in Germany. In 2007, a representative telephone survey was carried out among 1,501 German residents aged 14 years and older. Only 27% of the respondents had heard of the UV-index… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 28 references

The influence of a UV index on the attitude of a Swedish population towards sun exposure

  • U Wester, L Paulson
  • Radiat Prot Dosim
  • 2000
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

encouraging the media to include ultraviolet radiation information in summertime weather forecasts

  • R Richards, A Reeder, forecasts Bulliard J Fine
  • Health Educ Res 19:677–685 J Canc Educ
  • 2010
1 Excerpt


  • C Lovato, J Shoveller, L Peters, exposure Rivers J Canadian national survey on sun, behaviours protective
  • Cancer Prev Control 2(3):105–109 648 J Canc…
  • 2010
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…