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

@article{Boerner2010TheIO,
  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},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={643-649}
}
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

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