Sun Protection for Florida's Children
Intervention is aimed at encouraging students to use a wide brim hat when participating in
outdoor activities. To accomplish this goal our approach will be multifaceted and will
1. individual sessions with school principals to facilitate a school policy that
encourages hat use when children are outdoors.
2. sessions with fourth grade teachers that explains the importance of sun protection and
hat use, and that addresses potential concerns by teachers.
3. classroom sessions with fourth grade children that improves sun protection knowledge,
fosters more positive attitudes about hat use. and that changes the subjective norm of
wearing hats when at school.
4. follow-up sessions in which children are provided free hats with a customized design
that represents their school.
5. sun protection educational materials that are mailed to the parents of targeted
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Increase the use of hats when children are outside at school
Richard G Roetzheim, MD, MSPH
Department of Family Medicine, USF
United States: Institutional Review Board
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