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Évaluation d’un programme de prévention des risques solaires en milieu scolaire à La Réunion en 2016-2017

Abstract : Skin cancers can be increased in case of over-exposure, especially during childhood . Purpose: determine the impact of a sun safety education program on Reunion voluntary primary school children’s knowledge and behaviour. Method: we conducted a multicenter comparative intervention study requiring the establishment of a prevention program (school year 2016 – 2017 ) including the emplementation of sun protection measures at school (teaching teams’ education, sunscreen, sunglasses, Tshirts and caps supply before each school trip) as well as the transmission of knowledge about induced ultraviolet danger. Children were given questionnaires before and after the prevention program. A counting of children with cap at the end of the year took place in the pilot schoolyards (the result was compared to the nearby control schools out of the program ) . Results: questionnaires before and after prevention program were analized for 700 children (coming from 7 different schools). A statistically significant improvement in children’s knowledge after the program was highlighted. Differences in progression were also revealed between schools, levels and teachers. A largest number of children wore caps in the pilot schools as compared to control schools . Conclusion: at the end of the year, children’s behaviour and knowledge were improved in terms of solar prevention.
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Aurélie Monié. Évaluation d’un programme de prévention des risques solaires en milieu scolaire à La Réunion en 2016-2017. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2018. ⟨dumas-02881529⟩



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