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Quels sont les représentations, motivations et freins face à la prévention solaire chez les parents d’élèves à La Réunion ?

Abstract : Importance: The incidence of cutaneous melanoma is increasing in Reunion island thus joining the highest incidence worldwide. The main risk factor for melanoma is exposure during childhood. Yet sun prevention remains insufficient in schools in Reunion island. Objectives: to explore the representations, obstacles and motivations facing sun protection among the main players in children's sun protection: their parents, teachers and the children themselves. Methods: Qualitative study with semistructured individual interviews among 14 primary school children, 13 parents of students and 13 teachers. The data were collected from September 2019 to November 2020. The theoretical sufficiency of the data was investigated. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, coded, trianguled, analyzed and then modeled using the grounded theory approach. Results:  All 40 participants expressed their protective habits, which varied according to exposure. Protection was less during daily activities including school time. The practical and financial constraints were identified by the parents. The teachers noted the lack of resources, inadequate infrastructure and no training. In addition, the responsibility for the sun protection of children was a point of disagreement between parents and teachers. Children limited their application of protective measures mainly due to lack of comfort. Conclusion and relevance: Sun protection for children in schools is the responsibility of schools, parents and society. Improving communication between school stakeholders and parents would be interesting. Prevention campaigns and development of school living spaces are necessary to better protect the child
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Cassie Ah-Mouck. Quels sont les représentations, motivations et freins face à la prévention solaire chez les parents d’élèves à La Réunion ?. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03325611⟩



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