University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

UMMS Affiliation

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

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Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Dermatology


Recent research shows that 7.7% of individuals who use indoor tanning beds do so in private homes, but little is known about this group. This study evaluated the tanning practices, reasons for tanning, and association with tanning addiction of adults who use tanning beds in private residences.


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JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Dec 1;152(12):1383-1385. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3111. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

JAMA dermatology

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