University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications


Social media use and indoor tanning among a national sample of young adult nonHispanic white women: A cross-sectional study

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Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

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Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Dermatology | Social Media


To the Editor: Online social media sites are increasingly used in public health efforts 1 and may represent a valuable avenue to target messages discouraging use of indoor tanning (IT) beds to young women, a group with high levels of engagement in social media and the highest rates of IT.2 This study aimed to examine the association between use of social media sites and IT behavior.

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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jul;75(1):218-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.01.043. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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