Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorKyle, Richard Gen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNicoll, Avrilen_UK
dc.contributor.authorForbat, Lizen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Gillen_UK
dc.description.abstractIncreasing adolescents' awareness of the contribution of modifiable lifestyle factors to cancer risk may influence life-long patterns of healthy behaviour. However, little is known about adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors and the effectiveness of awareness-raising interventions. This study assessed adolescents' cancer awareness and the effectiveness of an existing cancer-specific school-based intervention delivered by Teenage Cancer Trust. The Cancer Awareness Measure was completed by 478 adolescents (male: 250, 52.3%) aged 11-17 years (mean: 13.8, standard deviation: 1.24) in four UK schools; 422 adolescents provided paired data 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the intervention delivered in 3 schools, and twice 4 weeks apart in the fourth (control) school. Adolescents recognized on average 4.4 (of 11) cancer risk factors. With the exception of smoking, adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors was low. Awareness significantly increased after the intervention (4.6-5.7, P less than 0.001). There was no significant change in the control school. Intervention effect was greater among females. This educational intervention is an effective way to raise adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors. However, further cross-sectional and experimental studies are required to definitively assess adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors and the effectiveness of this educational intervention.en_UK
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_UK
dc.relationKyle RG, Nicoll A, Forbat L & Hubbard G (2013) Adolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors and associations with health-related behaviours. Health Education Research, 28 (5), pp. 816-827.
dc.rightsThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.en_UK
dc.titleAdolescents' awareness of cancer risk factors and associations with health-related behavioursen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Kyle et al_HealthEducationResearch_2013.pdf] The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleHealth Education Researchen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderTeenage Cancer Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Health - Highland - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCancer Care Research Centre - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Research - Highland - LEGACYen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectEvaluation of Teenage Cancer Trust education intervention funded by the Detect Cancer Early Campaignen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefletter dated 12/03/2013en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorKyle, Richard G|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNicoll, Avril|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorForbat, Liz|0000-0002-7218-5775en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHubbard, Gill|0000-0003-2165-5770en_UK
local.rioxx.projectletter dated 12/03/2013|Teenage Cancer Trust|
local.rioxx.filenameKyle et al_HealthEducationResearch_2013.pdfen_UK
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Kyle et al_HealthEducationResearch_2013.pdfFulltext - Published Version148.89 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 2999-12-07    Request a copy

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.