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dc.contributor.authorPerez-Verdia, Monica H.
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-04T22:20:58Z
dc.date.available2016-08-04T22:20:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6749
dc.descriptionPresented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCEen_US
dc.description.abstractSkin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States and melanoma is the second most common form of cancer in adolescents. Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer especially when exposure begins at an early age. A significant percentage of adolescents indoor tan begining at an early age. Guidelines recommend that clinicians address indoor tanning use and avoidance behaviors with adolescents and their guardians. The purpose of this project is to assess Alaska nurse practitioner practices regarding adolescent indoor tanning and to provide nurse practitioners with evidence‐based tools for counseling that are current with clinical recommendations. Alaska nurse practitioners (N = 177) were surveyed on practices regarding adolescent indoor tanning, compliance with current recommendations, barriers preventing assessment and education, and awareness of, and support for, a minor indoor tanning ban in Alaska. Findings show that more than half of respondents do not ask adolescents about indoor tanning use and do not educate adolescents or their guardians regarding the associated risks and that one third of respondents feel that indoor tanning is of low priority. Additionally, nurse practitioners are not utilizing counseling tools sufficiently and are not employing evidence‐based techniques when they do; in regards to supporting legislation for change, the majority of them would support an indoor tanning ban for minors in Alaska.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsTitle Page / Abstract / Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / List of Appendices / Significance of the Problem / Introduction / Literature Review / Methods / Results / Discussion / Limitations / Dissemination Plan / Conclusions/Recommendations / References / Appendicsen_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.subjectnurse practitionersen_US
dc.subjectadolescentsen_US
dc.subjectpracticeen_US
dc.subjectindoor tanningen_US
dc.subjectskin canceren_US
dc.titleAlaska Nurse Practitioner Practices Regarding Adolescent Indoor Tanningen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T10:44:06Z


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