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Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention

Dobbinson, Suzanne, Jamsen, Kris, McLeod, Kim, White, Vanessa, Wakefield, Melanie, White, Victoria, Livingston, Patricia and Simpson, Julie A. 2014, Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention, Health and place : an international journal, vol. 26, pp. 136-142, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.007.

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Title Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention
Author(s) Dobbinson, Suzanne
Jamsen, Kris
McLeod, Kim
White, Vanessa
Wakefield, Melanie
White, Victoria
Livingston, Patricia
Simpson, Julie A.
Journal name Health and place : an international journal
Volume number 26
Start page 136
End page 142
Total pages 7
Publisher Pergamon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2014-03
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) skin cancer prevention
shade
adolescents
ultraviolet radiation
sun protection
Summary A trial installing shade sails at secondary schools found increased students' use of newly shaded areas, but relatively low use overall. We examined site features and weather related to use of these shaded areas. Tables with seats and temperatures ≥27 °C increased student use of shaded areas, presence of grass decreased use. Focus groups at eight schools suggest students were unaware of changes to their habitual use of favoured locations. Results infer careful selection of locations for built-shade and provision of tables with seats will assist in maximising student use and investments in shade sails.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.007
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062448

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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