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Table 3 Test-retest change in attitudes related to sun exposure

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 to more agreement No change Change to less agreement p
n % n % n %
Attitude: When I am brown, my clothes suit me better 228 44 19.3 127 55.7 57 25.0 0.599
Attitude: Sunbathing helps prevent health problems 227 63 27.8 93 41.0 71 31.3 0.282
Attitude: I like the feeling of the sun when I’m lying on the beach 226 36 15.9 112 49.6 78 34.5 0.002
Attitude: It’s worth using sun-protection creams in the future 227 62 27.3 136 59.9 29 12.8 0.025
Attitude: I find sun-protection creams unpleasant 225 67 29.8 90 40.0 68 30.2 0.533
Attitude: It’s worth using sun-protection creams even if I don’t get a tan 227 77 33.9 97 42.7 53 23.3 0.226
Attitude: People who are tanned are more attractive 227 56 24.7 119 52.4 52 22.9 0.844
Attitude: Sunbathing is good for my body 228 60 26.3 98 43.0 70 30.7 0.195
Attitude: Sunbathing relaxes me 227 41 18.1 113 49.8 73 32.2 0.097
Attitude: Being tanned makes me look young and relaxed 228 60 26.3 104 45.6 64 28.1 0.297
Attitude: Sunbathing cheers me up 227 46 20.3 116 51.1 65 28.6 0.136
Attitude: I like sunbathing 227 32 14.1 123 54.2 72 31.7 0.001
Attitude: When I go to the beach I’m more comfortable in the shade 227 82 36.1 99 43.6 46 20.3 0.056
Attitude: I don’t like high-protection sunblockers because they are unattractive 228 53 23.2 101 44.3 74 32.5 0.133