Master of Public Health (MPH)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
First Committee Member
Michelle Chino, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Timothy J. Bungum
Graduate Faculty Representative
Michele C. Clark
Number of Pages
In this study Nevada Cancer Institute’s Wiegand Sun Safety Program was implemented in 14 clinics in Southern Nevada as a pilot run to increase awareness in children and their guardians through educational materials in pediatricians’ and family physicians’ offices. It was hypothesized that the increased display of information regarding sun safety and skin cancer in physicians’ offices would increase patient and guardian awareness of the subject and increase the likelihood of patients and/or guardians asking their physician questions about skin cancer and sun safety, resulting in an increase in preventive actions by guardians to protect their children from damaging rays of the sun. Clinics were randomly divided into an experimental and control group, receiving varying amounts of sun safety information. The clinics were given comparative assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the program, as was measured by the number of topic-specific questions asked of them by patients and guardians.
Children; Information displays; Medical clinics; Nevada Cancer Institute’s Wiegand Sun Safety Program; Parents; Physicians’ offices; Skin cancer awareness; Skin cancer prevention
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health Education and Promotion
Eddington, Breanne, "Implementation of the Wiegand Sun Safety Program into physicians’ offices in southern Nevada" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 216.