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dc.contributor.author McPeake, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T11:52:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T11:52:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14916
dc.description.abstract An effective population health approach to cancer prevention for young adults requires an informed understanding of cancer-relevant factors for this distinct population. Such factors include the social context, modifiable health behaviours and intrapersonal factors which influence those behaviours. It is also necessary to understand how this population seeks out and uses health information. This descriptive study was carried out through an online questionnaire delivered to a sample of 484 university students in Nova Scotia aged 17 to 29. The study revealed that most students reported good health behaviours, students new to Nova Scotia reported better health behaviours, and while health was a priority, cancer was not. Students also described how intrapersonal factors and their broader social context influenced health behaviours. The results will advance a contemporary depiction of young adult health essential for developing tailored cancer prevention and health promotion strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cancer, health behaviours, population health, young adults en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-04-04
dc.contributor.department School of Health & Human Performance en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Emily Marshall en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Lynne Robinson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Lesley Barnes en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Brenda Sabo en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Lynne Robinson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts No en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release No en_US

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