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My child did not like using sun protection: practices and perceptions of child sun protection among rural Black African mothers

Kunene, Zamantimande; Albers, Patricia N; Lucas, Robyn; Banwell, Cathy; Mathee, Angela; Wright, Caradee Y.

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Background: Photodamage is partially mitigated by darker skin pigmentation, but immune suppression, photoaging and cataracts occur among individuals with all skin types. Methods: To assess practices and acceptability to Black African mothers of sun protection equipment for their children living in a rural area, participants were recruited at the time of their child’s 18-month vaccinations. Mothers completed a baseline questionnaire on usual sun behaviours and sun protection practices. They...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218252
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4688-7

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