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Table 2 Test-retest change in habits of sun exposure and photoprotection practices

From: Sensitivity to change of the Beach Questionnaire to behaviour, attitudes and knowledge related to sun exposure: quasi-experimental before-after study

Item N Change + No change Change - p
n % n % n %
Habit: days’ sunbathing on the beach 228 73 32.0 112 49.1 43 18.9 0.108
Habit: hours per day 224 75 33.5 101 45.1 48 21.4 0.068
Habit: mid-day sun exposure 222 73 32.9 100 45.0 49 22.1 0.049
Sunburn experienced during the previous summer 227 60 26.4 131 57.7 36 15.9 0.051
Practice: sunshade 225 44 19.6 99 44.0 82 36.4 0.006
Practice: sunglasses 227 62 27.3 101 44.5 64 28.2 0.167
Practice: sunhat 215 45 20.9 118 54.9 52 24.2 0.529
Practice: long-sleeves, long trousers 221 11 5.0 193 87.3 17 7.7 0.690
Practice: avoid mid-day exposure 225 78 34.7 97 43.1 50 22.2 0.052
Practice: use suncream 227 69 30.4 102 44.9 56 24.7 0.547