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How Useful is the Advice: "Fill up a Handful of Sunscreen and Spread it All Over Your Body"

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03627260
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ida M. Heerfordt, Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
The advice: "Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body" is used in several sun safety campaigns. The hope is that users in swimwear following the advice will apply a sunscreen quantity of 2 mg/cm^2 to all accessible skin. The present study is the first to investigate how this advice works in practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Quantity of Sunscreen Sun Protection Factor Sun Safety Campaigns Sunscreen Use Behavioral: Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body. Sunscreen, Actinica Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: How Useful is the Advice: "Fill up a Handful of Sunscreen and Spread it All Over Your Body"
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 29, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 29, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sun Exposure


Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body. Sunscreen, Actinica
    Volunteers were asked to follow the rule of thumb: "Fill up a handful of sunscreen and spread it all over your body".


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The overall quantities of sunscreen applied were calculated from the weighed amount of sunscreen used divided by the skin area accessible for sunscreen application. [ Time Frame: Outcome measure will be assessed within half an hour after sunscreen application. There will be no further follow up. ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- European descent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Skin disease
  • allergy to the content in sunscreen
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03627260


Locations
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Denmark
Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen NV, DK, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
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Responsible Party: Ida M. Heerfordt, Principal Investigator, Bispebjerg Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03627260    
Other Study ID Numbers: Handful of sunscreen
First Posted: August 13, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sunscreening Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dermatologic Agents