A randomized controlled trial of a web-based personalized feedback intervention targeting frequent indoor tanning bed users: Engagement, acceptability, and preliminary behavioral outcomes

Jerod L. Stapleton, Anne E. Ray, Shannon D. Glenn, Laurie E. McLouth, Veenat Parmar, Sharon L. Manne

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Abstract

Frequent indoor tanning bed use is an established public health concern, yet research on tanning cessation interventions for frequent tanners is lacking. We describe the protocol for a brief, web-based tanning behavior change intervention and present evidence that it is acceptable and engaging to frequent indoor tanners. Lower tanning rates were not observed among participants receiving the intervention in a randomized controlled trial but participants’ interest in changing tanning increased. This intervention could be a useful approach to increasing frequent tanners’ interest in behavior change and openness to engaging within a more intensive, multi-component tanning cessation program. Trial Registration: NCT03448224 Clinical Trials.gov (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03448224?cond=NCT03448224&draw=2&rank=1)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-935
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute grants K07CA175115 and R01CA218068.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2020.

Keywords

  • cancer
  • e-health
  • efficacy
  • intervention
  • randomized controlled trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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